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Environmental Studies : Natural / Physical Sciences Course Guide

REFERENCE SOURCES

These are books and websites that will help you gain some background information on your topic, and they can be vital to your understanding of the subject and for topic development.

Dictionary of environmentally important chemicals

Geographic information systems in ecology

Encyclopedia of environmental biology

Principles of terrestrial ecosystem ecology

Encyclopedia of environmental science and engineering

PLANTS National Database

Earth Sciences Encyclopedia

Journal Abbreviations in the Sciences

ONLINE DATABASES

Use online databases as you would a print periodical index.  Items retrieved from these databases have been evaluated for content and indexed by subject librarians, unlike items retrieved from a search engine.

AGRICOLA

Annual Review of Environment and Resources

Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management

Scopus

OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES

These websites have been evaluated by the librarians at W&L for relevancy, content, and objectivity.  They include tools to help with your research as well as useful supplemental materials.

Environmental Studies Resources at W&L (W&L University Libraries)

Congressional Research Service Reports

Department of Energy Information Bridge

EarthTrends

Nature Magazine

NOAA's Operation Significant Event Imagery

RefWorks

Science Magazine

Environmental Studies Department Homepage (W&L University)

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