Franklin &  Marshall College Library

ENV 149: Saving the Rainforest

Background Sources and Bibliographies

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity
SCI Ref QH541.15 .B56 .E53 2001
Covers plant and animal diversity, loss, change and range ecology.

Encyclopedia of the Biosphere
SCI Ref QH343.4 .B5613 2000
Tropical (vol. 2) and temperate rainforests (vol. 7) are covered .

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture
Ref F1406 .E53 1996
Contains a section on environmental movements.

Cambridge Encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean
Ref F1406 C36 1992
Look for the section on the physical environment.

Environmental Profiles: A Global Guide to Projects and People
Ref GE 1 .K38 1993
A guide to people and organizations active in environmental causes. There are many references to rainforests in the index.

Conservation and Environmentalism: An Encyclopedia
Ref GE 10 .C68 1995
Contains a 3-page article on “Tropical Rainforests.”

The Atlas of Global Change
SCI Ref GE149.G4813
The atlas examines natural processes and the consequences of human interventions in the natural environment. Excellent photographs and graphics.

Gale Environmental Almanac
Ref GE 80 .H69 1993
Part encyclopedia, part directory, this book contains some basic information on rainforests and the Rainforest Action Network.

Beacham's Guide to Environmental Issues and Sources
Ref GE 115 .B43 1993
Subject bibliography to all aspects environmental issues. Chapters 35 and 36 devoted to Rain Forests and Temperate Forests respectively (volume V). Annotated and indexed.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Studies
SCI Ref QH 540.4 .A84 1991
Short entry on ecology of rain forests and current problems.

Mcgraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Environmental Science
SCI Ref QH 540.4 .M3
Briefly describes characteristics of rain forests and current situation.

Last Rain Forests : A World Conservation Atlas
SCI Ref QH 541.5.R27 L38 1990
Begins with textual essays covering what are rain forests, why we need them, what's happening and concludes with an essay on the challenge of conservation. The atlas portion pictures and describes various rain forests in specific areas.

Island Press Bibliography of Environmental Literature
SCI Ref QH 541.Z2 I85 1993

Full Text Resources

Full access to more than 7100 articles, 115,000 definitions, 2,000 biographies, and research advances in science and technology. Updated daily.

Searchable full text aggregation of more than forty bioscience research journals. The titles are published by scholarly societies and have formerly been available in print. Access to individual journal titles can also be found on the Biology "by Subject" page.

A collection of abstracts and articles from over 100 scholarly journals considered primary representatives of their disciplines. Choose PRINT from within JStor to print articles at proper margin settings. You may need go to SET PREFERENCES to select desired Printing preferences. Be aware that JStor articles can take a long time to print. See a Reference Librarian, or call 291-4217 if you need assistance.

Wilson Select Plus
Contains indexed and abstracted articles from 800 periodicals, all with full-text online.

CQ Researcher
Ref H 35 C67
(Formerly Editorial Research Reports) Covers major issues in approximately 6,000 word essays that present current developments, main elements of controversy, arguments on both sides, and major influences for each subject.

CQ Weekly Reports
Ref JK 1 C15
This publication updates the CQ Almanac (Ref JK 1 C663) with a weekly reporting and analysis of congressional activity. Provides text and summaries of major legislation. Subject/name index.

Indexes and Abstracts

Library Catalog
Excellent starting point to find book and periodical resources found in the libraries. Try searching subjects like rain forests and rain forest ecology.

A collection of over 60 subject-specific indexes and databases (most are listed here).

Comprehensive, international, partially annotated bibliography of economics literature. Indexes over 300 journals as well as books, dissertations, working papers, and collective volumes. Covers 1969 to the present.

General Science Full Text
Journals and magazines from the U.S. and Great Britain, covering all major scientific fields. Indexing from 1984 to present, abstracting from 1993 to present. Corresponding print title is General Science Index.

More than 500,000 records covering international literature on geology, geography, and ecology. Covers 1980 to present.

GPO Monthly Catalog
Over 380,000 records on all subjects of interest to the U.S. government. Covers July 1976 to the present.

PAIS International
Comprehensive subject index to periodical articles, books, government publications, and reports relating to econonic and social conditions, public administration and global relations. Covers 1972 to the present.

Social Sciences Full Text
Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals covering anthropology, economics, psychology, social work, sociology, and related fields. Covers 1983 to the present.

Web of Science (ISI)
The Institute of Scientific Information's premier citation databases in the physical, life, and social sciences. Search for articles that cite a known author or work or by standard search queries. Covers 1991 to the present.

Internet Resources

Brazilian Tropical Databases

EnviroLink Library

LANIC-Latin American Network Information Center

Rainforest Action Network


Yahoo Web Browser
Society & Culture
-Environment & Nature

Last updated: 10/12/01 ag, contact Dale Riordan for assistance, 291-3843