Franklin &  Marshall College Library

GOV 171: Science and Politics

Indexes and Abstracts

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.

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.

PAIS International
Comprehensive subject index to periodical articles, books, government publications, and reports relating to economic and social conditions, public administration and global relations. Covers the past ten years only; updated monthly.

GPO Access
Provides access to government information such as laws, bills, the budget, and much more. Database produced by the Government Printing Office.

Full-Text Resources

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

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

Internet Resources

Yahoo Government Links
A variety of government links can be found in the Yahoo menus; you can also do free-text searching for scientific or environmental topics on Yahoo.

Yahoo Science and Technology Policy links
Includes links to a variety of governmental and organizational sites.

Yahoo Environment Links
A variety of environmental organizations are listed under the "Environmental and Development Policies" section.

GPO Access
Links to current laws, bills, regulations, Supreme Court cases, and more US Government information.

Environmental Protection Agency
The official web page of the EPA.

Environmental News Network
Connections to current news stories, feature articles and special environmental reports.

National Science Foundation

Office of Science and Technology Policy

Office of Technology Assessment
An archive of materials from OTA, which was disbanded by Congress in 1995.

National Academy of Sciences
This is a link the the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy.

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
Part of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory site.

Observatorium Planet Earth
A useful NASA site.

Reference Sources

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.

Environmental Guide to the Internet, 3rd Edition
Ref GE 20 .B75 1997
A comprehensive guide to environmental web sites, newsgroups, and electronic journals.

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.

Beacham's Guide to Environmental Issues & Sources 5 vols.
Ref GE 115 .B43 1993
Volume I contains a useful chapter on "U.S. Environmental Policy and Politics."

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.

Government Publications

United States Statutes at Large
Ref Balcony KF 50 .U52
The laws of the United States, published chronologically and arranged by Public Law number. First published in "slip" or pamphlet form. Available electronically on GPO Access and Thomas.

United States Code
Ref Balcony KF 62 1994 .A2
The laws of the United States, codified into 50 different "titles" or subject areas. Many of the environmental laws are found in Title 42, "Public Health and Welfare." Available electronically on GPO Access and Thomas.

Code of Federal Regulations
Ref Balcony KF 70 .A3
The regulations of the departments and agencies of the United States, codified into 50 titles. Title 40 deals with "Protection of the Environment." Available electronically on GPO Access.

Federal Register
Docs AE 2.106:
Published daily (Monday-Friday), this contains the proposed regulations from the departments and agencies of the US government. Available electronically on GPO Access.


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