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GEO 114: Earth, Environment and Humanity


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

Energy Dictionary
SCI REF TJ163.2 H87
Features include an overview essay, some illustrations and a bibliography.

Energy Handbook
SCI REF TJ163.2 L63
Arranged in 16 chapters ranging from energy efficiency and conservation to geothermal energy. Data is drawn from many sources and well referenced.

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Energy
SCI REF TJ163.2 M3
Includes over 300 articles written by specialists arranged in two parts: Energy Perspectives and Energy Technology. Bibliographies included.

The United States Energy Atlas
SCI REF TJ163.25 U6C83 1986
Provides a review of both renewable and nonrenewable energy resources. Serves as a resource for those seeking detailed information on a specific resource and those who need an overview of broad areas. Includes a glossary, table of contents, index and list of suggested readings.

Energy in the World Economy: a statistical review of trends in output, trade, and consumption since 1925
HD9504.4 D37
Provides useful historical data.

Gale Book of Averages
REF HA155 G34 1994
Energy usage section includes per capita energy consumption by selected countries.

Gale Country and World Rankings Reporter
REF HA 154 G35 1995
Chapter 11 covers energy and utilities with particular attention to consumption, heat content, oil & gas extraction, power generation, product prices, production and reserves.

Statistical Yearbook. Annuaire Statistique. (United Nations)
REF HA12.5 U63
Provides country data on production, trade and consumption of commercial energy and production of selected energy commodities.

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.

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.

Encyclopedia of Earth System Science
Sci Ref QE5 .E514 1992

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences
Sci Ref QE5 .E5137 1996

Sciences of the Earth: an Encyclopedia of Events, People, and Phenomena
Sci Ref QE11 .S38 1998

Indexes & Article Collections

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. Choose PRINT from within JStor to print articles at proper margin settings. You may need to go to SET PREFERENCES to select desired Printing preferences. Choose JPrint: Economy. You may need to install JPrint. Be aware that JStor articles can take a L-O-N-G time to print. See a Reference Librarian, or call 291-4217 if you need assistance.

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!
C. Selected Web Sites:
GPO Access
Links to current laws, bills, regulations, Supreme Court cases, and more US Government information.

Links to federal agency web sites.

THOMAS Legislative Service
An excellent site to obtain current information on congressional bills and public laws.

Department of Energy
The official web page of the department; there is a section on "environmental quality"

U.S. Energy Information Administration

Environmental Protection Agency
The official web page of the EPA.

Links to the Statistical Review of World Energy

Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands

Golden Gate University - Energy
Includes links to country specific energy sites.

International Energy Association

OECD Statistics

Government Sources

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.

Publications from the Department of Energy
Science Library Docs E.....
A variety of reports, manuals, and statistical compilations.

Monthly Energy Review
microfilm (1978-98) and,
Issued by the Energy Information Administration, Office of Energy Markets and End Use, U.S. Department of Energy. Contains current and historical statistics on U.S. production, storage, imports and consumption of petroleum, natural gas and coal. Website provides the latest issue and historical information.

Annual Energy Review

International Energy Annual.
SCI TJ163.13 I573 and SCI DOC E 3.11/20:date (microfiche) and
Website provides most recent issue and historical data.

International Energy Outlook
SCI DOC E 3.11/20-3:date (paper with more recent on microfiche)
Related projections available at

Publications from the Environmental Protection Agency
Science Library Docs EP.....
A variety of reports, manuals, and studies - some are on microfiche.

Last updated: 8/31/05 ag, contact Dale Riordan for assistance, 291-3843