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BIOSIS Previews

Provides reference plus abstract as well as selected full text of journal articles, conference papers, books, patents, and technical reports in all areas of biological research including environmental science. Coverage is for the years 1990-present. To determine if the article you want is available online, click on External Link Resolver. Excellent coverage of ecology.   More Info

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Compendex*Plus (Engineering Index)

Provides references plus abstracts (as well as selected full text) to journal articles and conference papers in all areas of engineering including environmental engineering and environmental technologies. Available online for the years 1980-present. To determine if the article you want is available online, click on External Link Resolver.   More Info

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GEOBASE

GEOBASE is a multi-disciplinary database that focuses on social geography, physical geography, ecology, biology, oceanography, and earth science. The database provides current coverage of over 1,800 journals and archive coverage of several thousand additional titles.   More Info

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GeoRef

Citations plus abstracts to journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses in the geosciences, covering all aspects of geology and geography including geotechnical engineering. Available online going back as far as 1785 for some sources.   More Info

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Medline

MEDLINE is produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and primarily covers the fields related to medicine and biomedical research, including biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, nutrition, toxicology and environmental health, genetics and structural and molecular biology. MEDLINE uses a controlled vocabulary, Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), for indexing articles and for searching. Coverage is from 1966 to the present.   More Info

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SciFinder

Provides access to citations plus abstracts (and selected full text) for journal articles, conference papers, patents, dissertations, books, and technical reports in chemistry and chemical technology for the years 1907-present. Extensive coverage of topics in biotechnology, toxicology, ecological impacts resulting from chemical and other threats, environmental science, and hazardous waste management. Located at dedicated terminal in HSL, LML, and SEL/UGL. You must register for an individual user i.d. before using this product.   More Info

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Environment Complete

This database offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.   More Info

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ETDE World Energy Database

This specialty databases is produced by the International Energy Agency, is the largest collection of energy research and technology literature in the world. More than 4 million records have been contributed to the database by over 20 member countries and international partners. Records for U.S. Department of Energy and the International Nuclear Information System are included. ETDEWEB includes information on energy R&D; energy policy and planning; basic sciences (e.g., physics, chemistry and biomedical) and materials research; the environmental impact of energy production and use, including climate change; energy conservation; nuclear (e.g., reactors, isotopes, waste management); coal and fossil fuels; and renewable energy technologies (e.g., solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydro). Leads to bibliographic references and abstracts of journal articles, reports, conference papers, books, web sites, and other miscellaneous documents. About 5% of the records provide links to the full-text of the document.   More Info

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GreenFile

GreenFILE offers well-researched but accessible information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles include content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done on each level to minimize negative impact. Topics covered include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. It is multidisciplinary by nature and draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.   More Info

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Academic Search Complete

This is one of the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 10,100 journals and a total of more than 10,600 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 journals.   More Info

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E&E Publications

This subscription provides access to E&E Daily, Greenwire, ClimateWire, Land Letter and E&ENews PM - a publication that strives to be an objective, timely, and comprehensive resource for professionals who track environment and energy policy news.   More Info

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Databases & Other Web Resources

AGRICOLA

AGRICOLA (Agricultural Online Access) is the U.S. National Agricultural Library's bibliographic database to identify journal articles, government documents, technical reports, books, patents, and audiovisual resources from agricultural sources, including botany, ecology, environmental science, freshwater and marine sciences, and forestry from 1970 to the present.   More Info

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Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews, published by a non-profit organization by that same name, are a set of monographic series providing critical reviews of current research in 50 biomedical, life, physical, and social sciences disciplines.   More Info

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Biological Inventory Databases

The Information Center for the Environment maintains the Biological Inventory Datavbases as a resource inventory of plants and animals reported from the world's protected areas, including U.S. National parks and Wildlife Refuges, and the United Nationas Biopreservces.

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CDIAC - Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center

CDIAC's data holdings include records of the concentrations of carbon dioxide and other radiatively active gases in the atmosphere; the role of the terrestrial biosphere and the oceans in the biogeochemical cycles of greenhouse gases; emissions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere; long-term climate trends; the effects of elevated carbon dioxide on vegetation; and the vulnerability of coastal areas to rising sea level. Resources are provided free, and many are directly available via the Internet.

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DOE Information Bridge

This public web site provides access to the full-text and bibliographic records of DOE research and development reports in the sciences, including multidisciplinary coverage of environmental and energy sciences.   More Info

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Energy Citations Database

Publicly accessible database providing references plus abstracts to reports related to energy and energy-related research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the years 1948-present. Coverage spans the fields of chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, computer science, and other energy-related disciplines.   More Info

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ERIC

The largest education database in the world. Selective indexing with abstracts for over 800 periodicals plus ERIC documentfs. Includes coverage of environmental, outdoor, nature, and conservation education.   More Info

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Everything

The University Libraries features the "Everything" search engine with an efficient and effective way for identifying information across many separate resources from a single search box, now the default finding tool on the UB Libraries Home Page. "Everything" is a useful tool in your library research arsenal. Users have access to a powerful information-finding tool that answers most, if not all, of their needs. However, there are circumstances where digging deeper into a subject and with the Libraries "subject-specific databases" is the appropriate enhanced strategy.   More Info

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International Field Guides Database

Diane Schmidt, the biology librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign maintains a comprehensive database of field guides at the International Field Guides Web Site. The database is an update and continuance of her book, A Guide to Field Guides: Identifying the Natural History of North America (SEL/UGL Reference: QH102 .S36 1999; Libraries Unlimited, 1999)   More Info

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Links to Environmental and Ecological Data

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LTER

The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network is a collaborative effort involving more than 1800 scientists and students investigating ecological processes over long temporal and broad spatial scales.

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MAB-US

The MAB Program is an interdisciplinary research effort directed toward providing information for the solution of natural resources and environmental issues.

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National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

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National Council for Science and the Environment

Provides a link to the National Library for the Environment and its collection of full-text, online Congressional Research Service reports on the environment.

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National GAP Analysis Program

The GAP Analysis Program provides data and information on the geographic distribution of native animal species, their habitats, status of land-use activities, and conservation practices. The wildlife data are analyzed with geographic information systems (GIS) to examine the biodiversity of regions to determine where there are 'gaps' in patterns of species' distribution.

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National Research Center for Statistics ad the Environment

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National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP)

Publicly accessible database providing full text access to over 10,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publications. Dates of coverage vary.   More Info

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NTIS

Provides citations and abstracts for technical reports describing government-sponsored research from 1964-present.   More Info

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ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

Indexes and abstracts doctoral and selected masters theses in all disciplines from 1861-present. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses offers free downloading of University at Buffalo dissertations published after January 1997, as well as the full-text of many non-UB digital dissertations published since 1997. To download dissertations, click on 'Free Download' and follow the instructions.   More Info

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Trends: A Compendium of Data on Global Change

Data records are presented in multi-page formats, each dealing with a specific site, region, or emissions species. The data records include tables; graphs; discussions of methods for collecting, measuring, and reporting the data; trends in the data, and references to literature providing further information. Instructions for citing specific data in Trends Online are provided for each compiled data set. All data appearing in Trends Online are available, on request, on digital media from CDIAC at no cost.

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Web of Science Core Collection

Web of Science provides access to the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Science Citation Index from 1965 to the present and allows for users to search for papers citing previously published works. In addition to outstanding coverage of the scientific and technical aspects of ecology and the environment, the Web of Science addresses various socio-economic, policies, legal, and ethical aspects of these disciplines. To determine if the article you want is available online, click on the S-F-X icon.   More Info

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WWW Virtual Libraries - Environmental History

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WWW Virtual Libraries - Oceanography

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WWW Virtual Libraries - Remote Sensing

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WWW Virtual Libraries - Urban Environmental Management

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E-journals Collections

ACS Journals

Full-text of the full run of all of the scientific journals published by the American Chemical Society from the first volume on.   More Info

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ScienceDirect - (Elsevier)

Online access to many of Elsevier Science's journals for the years 1997-present.   More Info

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Wiley Online Library

Full-text of the 400+ journals published by Wiley, including many in the sciences, for the years 1997-present.   More Info

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Encyclopedias, Directories, Handbooks

Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change

Silverman Reference: GE149.E443 2002
This print resource provides detailed treatment of topics related to human impacts on the environment, such as acid rain, climate change, ozone depletion and much more.


Encyclopedia of World Environmental History

Silverman Reference GF10 .E63 2004


Environmental Encyclopedia

A comprehensive treatment of environmental issues with an emphasis on the social, historical, and cultural aspects of environmental studies.

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Guide to Field Guides : identifying the natural history of North America

Silverman Library [Capen] Reference QH102 .S36 1999 Silverman 1st flor - An inventory of natural resources (biotic and abiotic) in 18 sections for eastern and western North America (see above: International Field Guides Database)


Information Sources in Environmental Protection

Silverman Library [Capen] Reference GE30 .I56 1997


Knovel E-Books: Science and Engineering

Full-text access to over 700 science and engineering handbooks published by a variety of sci-tech publishers. Particularly good for properties data, including environmental and toxicological properties of chemicals. Many of the books have interactive tables and graphs.   More Info

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Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, 3rd Ed.

SEL/UGL Ref QH303.6 D38 This is the most comprehensive guide to the literature of biology provided in 13 chapters, nine of which are subject-specific, ranging from Anatomy and Physiology to Zoology, including a chapter on ecology, evolution, and behavior.


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