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Articles & Databases: Environmental Science

Environmental Science Quicksearch

search multiple environmental science databases simultaneously

For additional resources see Environmental Science Research Guide.

For personal assistance please contact Katia Karadjova, Natural Resources Librarian.

Highly Recommended

Academic Search Premier Indexes major scholarly journals and popular magazines in all academic disciplines. 1984 to present
Agricola Indexes journal papers and other publication on all aspects of agriculure including animal science, aquaculture, horticulture, entomology, forestry, land management, nutrition, pesticides, soil science, organic farming and sustainable development. More Details... 1970 to present
Environmental History Bibliography Database Indexes books, articles, and dissertations on topics in the fields of forest, conservation, and environmental history. 1633 to present
Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management Indexes journal articles and other literature covering environmental science and pollution, including sustainability science and human population and the environment. More Details... 1981 to present
Geobase Indexes journals and other publications in geography, geology, ecology, and related disciplines. More Details... 1980 to present
GreenFILE Indexes scholarly, government and general-interest publications covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. More Details... Date varies by source
LexisNexis Academic Fulltext database containing information from 6,000 sources including articles from newspapers and magazines; radio and television transcripts; and laws, codes, court decisions and legal reviews. More Details... Date varies by source
OmniFile Full Text Mega Indexes major popular magazines and scholarly journals covering general topics, business, humanities, general science, education, and the social sciences. More Details... 1982 to present

Also Recommended - Ecological Restoration

In addition to the above highly recommended databases see databases that index literature in Biology/Botany/Zoology, Fisheries, Forestry, Oceanography, Rangeland Resource Science, Soil Science, Watershed Management and Wildlife.

Also Recommended - Environmental Policy

Environmental Justice Bibliography Database Indexes published literature focusing on environmental justice and related topics such as risk assessment and social justice. 1960 to present
Philosophers' Index Indexes journal articles, books and anthologies in philosophy and related interdisciplinary areas. More Details... 1940 to present
PsycINFO Psychology, development, behavioral sciences, mental health. More Details... 1890 to present; select from 1806
Sociological Abstracts Indexes journal articles and meeting papers in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. More Details... 1952 to present; selective from 1920

Also Recommended - Energy and Climate

CE Database - American Society of Civil Engineers Indexes all American Society of Civil Engineering publications -- journals, conference publications, and books. More Details... 1972 to present
DOE Information Bridge Provides access to the research report literature of the U.S. Department of Energy.  The full text of thousands of documents may be downloaded. Primarily 1994 to present
Energy Citations Database Index to energy and energy-related literature from the U.S. Department of Energy and its predecessors. Includes citations to report literature, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents. Also has the full text of thousands of documents. 1948 to present
GeoRef Indexes journal articles, maps, dissertations, conference papers and government documents on geology, geophysics, hydrology and other earth sciences. More Details... 1693 to present for North America; 1933 to present for the rest of the world
Oceanic Abstracts Indexes journal articles and other literature on all aspects of marine and estuarine environments. More Details... 1981 to present
Science Accelerator Allows you to search across the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) collections of scientific and technical information.  Searches the “deep Web” content of DOE-generated research and related resources containing pertinent information on energy, science, and technology. Vary
SciFinder Comprehensive index to world's literature in chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical engineering. It also provides access to research from many related scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, materials science, agricultural science, and more! Access restricted to Humboldt State students, faculty, and staff. All first-time users must REGISTER for a user account. More Details... 1907 to present (with some pre-1907 journal records)

Other Databases to Consider

Annual Reviews Contains critical reviews written by leading scientists in 33 disciplines within the biological, medical, physical, and social sciences. 1932 to present
ArticleFirst Indexes the table of contents of 16,000 journals in all subject areas. More Details... 1990 to present
BioOne Includes fulltext articles from high-impact bioscience, environmental science and ecology research journals published by scientific societies. More Details... 2000 to present
Conference Papers Index Indexes meeting papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific conferences. More Details... 1982 to present
Dissertation and Theses:  The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection Indexes more than 1,000,000 dissertations and theses in the social sciences and humanities. Contains fulltext of most U.S. theses and dissertations. More Details... 1637 to present
Google Scholar Indexes scholarly journal articles and web pages in all academic disciplines. More Details...  
HighWire Press Network Includes fulltext articles from over 1,000 scholarly journals, with almost 50% being freely available and with indexing back to volume one for most journals. Dates vary
JSTOR Includes fulltext articles from scholarly journals from their first volume to a point five years before the present. More Details... Dates vary
NTIS Database (National Technical Information Service) Includes fulltext technical reports produced by the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, EPA and NASA. More Details... 1964 to present
Oxford Journals Includes fulltext articles from journals published by Oxford University Press from 1996 to the present with article indexing back to Vol. 1 of each journal. More Details... 1996 to present
PapersFirst Indexes individual papers presented at congresses, conferences, and symposia. More Details... 1993 to present Gateway to science information provided by 13 federal scientific agencies. The site provides access to federal science web sites and databases containing technical reports, journal articles, conference proceedings, and other published materials on science topics. More Details... Dates vary
ScienceDirect Includes full-text articles from Elsevier and Academic Press journals covering the physical, life, health, and social sciences. More Details... 1997 to present
Scirus Scientific search engine that indexes articles, patents, pre-prints, technical reports and other scientific information available on the web. date varies
SpringerLink Includes fulltext articles from 750 journals published by Springer from Vol. 1 of each journal. More Details... Date varies
US Government Publications Monthly Catalog Indexes documents issued by the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the US federal government. More Details... 1976 to present
Wiley Interscience Includes fulltext articles from 1,100 journals published by Wiley/Blackwell from volume 1 of each journal. More Details... Date varies
WorldCat Indexes books, government documents, technical reports, media, maps, sound recordings, and other monographic materials found in libraries worldwide. More Details... 1000 B.C. to present