Franklin &  Marshall College Library

STS/ENV 117: Environment & Human Values


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

Encyclopedia of Environmental Science
Sci Ref QH540.4 .E526 1999

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
Brief entries on environmental topics. Very timely and & user-friendly.

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity
Sci Ref QH 541.15 .B56 E53 2001 Covers plant and animal diversity, loss, change and range ecology.

Encyclopedia of the Biosphere
Sci Ref QH 343.4 .B5613 2000 Each volume address a different biome. Many color pcitures and illustrations.

Atlas of Global Change
Sci Ref GE 149 .G4813 1998
Color photographs highlight the diversity of landscapes, structures, forms, and colors. Intended to raise our awareness of natural processes and the consequences of human intervention.

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
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).

Social Issues in Science and Technology: an encyclopedia
Sci Ref Q 175.5 .N49 1999
"Provides an overview of about 100 areas in which advances in science and technology have raised new issues for human societies."

The Wiley Encyclopedia of Energy and the Environment
Sci Ref TJ 163.235 .W55 1997
Overview articles in this 3 vol. set include illustrations, references and reading lists.


Bibliographies are book length guides to periodical and monographic literature on specific topics. Most of the time they are broad-based and comprehensive, so this library may not have much of the material referred to in the listings.
Beacham's Guide to Environmental Issues and Sources
Ref GE115 .B43 1993

A Search for Environmental Ethics : an Initial Bibliography
Sci Ref Z7405.N38 A53

Island Press Bibliography of Environmental Literature
Sci Ref QH541.Z2 I85 1993

Environmentalist's Bookshelf
Sci Ref GF41.Z2 M45

Annual Reviews

Annual Review of Energy and the Environment
SCI TJ163.2 .A55 and
Useful source for gaining background knowledge, learning about historical developments of a concept and become familiar with major researchers in an area. Extensive bibliographies are particularly helpful. Use both subject and chapter title indexes.

Annual Review of Energy
SCI TJ163.2 .A55 and

Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics
SCI QH540.A53 and

Indexes & Article Collections

Over 2.9 million records covering every major agricultural subject. Compiled by the National Agricultural Library of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Covers 1970 to the present.

Over 500,000 records from selected journals covered in BIOSIS Previews. Covers 1988 to the present.

Biological and Agricultural Index
Indexes nearly 250 domestic and international English-language periodicals in life sciences and agricultural subjects. Includes book reviews. Covers July 1983 to the present.

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.

Books in Print
Records of in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming books from over 44,000 North American publishers.

Business Full Text, Wilson
Indexes more than 300 international English-language business magazines covering accounting, finance, management, and small business. Covers January 1986 to the present.

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.

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

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

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

Nearly 2 million records about geology and earth sciences.
Covers 1785 to the present (North America) and 1933 to the present (entire world).

A collection of abstracts and articles from over 100 scholarly journals, many dating from the nineteenth-century to the last 4 or 5 years.

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).

PAIS International
Index to policy-oriented literature (books, journal articles and U.S. and foreign government documents). International coverage of information about political, economic and social issues and events in specific countries. Covers 1972 to the present.

Readers' Guide Full Text
Indexes over 200 popular U.S. general interest periodicals. Covers 1983 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 1980 to the present.

Wilson Select Plus
Contains full-text articles from 800 periodicals. Covers 1994 to the present.

Internet Resources

A. Search Engines/Portals
B. Criteria to consider when evaluating Web sites:
    1. Authority: Who is responsible for the content? Are they an expert on the topic? Does the author identify her/him/them-self?

    2. Objectivity: Why was the site created? Is the information presented with a minimum of bias? Is the site meant to persuade the reader?

    3. Content: What is presented? Is the content focused, or does it stray all over the place? Is the site appropriate for research/scholarly purposes? Is the design of the site more important than the content?

    4. Accuracy: Does the site feature a list of sources, or bibliography, or links to other similar sites? Are other authorities cited?

    5. Currency: Is the web site current? Is it currently being maintained? Is there indication of when it was last updated anywhere on the page?
* TIP: When using a web site for research, print a copy of the first page for verification. Web sites come and go easily!

Last updated: 1/18/02 ag, contact Dale Riordan for assistance, 291-3843