NTW 111: Water, Life and Society

Print Resources

Encyclopedia of environmental studies
Sci Ref QH 540.4 .A84 1991
Brief entries on all aspects of environment. Includes bibliographies and suggestions for further readings.

Environmental encyclopedia
Sci Ref GE 10 .E57 1994-
Brief entries on environmental topics. Very timely and "user-friendly".

Dictionary of environment and development
Ref GE 10 .C78 1993
Brief entries on prominent people, places, ideas and environmental organizations. A good place to find comprehensive definitions.

National Audubon Society almanac of the environment
Ref GE 195.7 .H37 1994
Subtitled the Ecology of Everyday Life. Chapters include Body, Home, Community, Land and Ocean, and Cultural Ecology. Written in a chatty, non-technical manner. Clearly biased toward the conservation movement. Indexed.

Gale environmental almanac
Ref GE 80 .H69 1993
Dictionary, encyclopedia, bibliography, directory, case law reporter all in one. Includes chronology and chapters on the American conservation movement, government, business, science and international endeavors. An excellent place to begin. Well indexed.

Conservation and Environmentalism: an Encyclopedia
Ref GE 10 .C68 1995
Information about issues, surveys, organizations, academic disciplines, government, publications. Arranged alphabetically, indexed. Signed articles include bibliographies.

The ABC-CLIO companion to the environmental movement
Ref GE 197 .G76 1994
A detailed guide to the American conservation and environmental movement throughout history; includes much biographical information and good bibliographies.

The State of the Earth Atlas
Ref Atlas G 1046 .G3S4 1990
Contains world maps with graphic depictions of environmental topics (such as the extent of the rain forest, safe drinking water, population).

CQ Researcher
Ref H 35 E35
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. Environmental issues are frequently covered. Published weekly.

Internet Resources

Library Catalog
Excellent starting point to find book and periodical resources found in the libraries.

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.

Lexis-Nexis
Connections to newspaper articles (including New York Times and Washington Post), business information (including SEC filings), and legal resources (including state and federal case law).

Yahoo Environment
A variety of environmental links, including one for water resources, can be found in the Yahoo menus; you can also do free-text searching for environmental topics on Yahoo.

EPA
A direct link to the home page of the environmental protection agency.

U.S. Geological Survey
Registry of earth and environmental science resources.


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