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Research Resources: Class Guides

ENV 372: Environmental Law

Finding Books

Library Catalog
Excellent starting point to find books, videos, and maps in the libraries. Search the subject: Environmental Law or Environmental Policy.

Reference Sources

The Environmental Encyclopedia, 3rd Ed.
Sci Ref GE10 .E38 2003

The Environmental Resource Handbook
Sci Ref GE20 .E657 2008-09

Handbook of Environmental Sociology
Sci Ref GE 195 .H35 2002

International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics
Sci Ref GE 170 .I55 2002

Dictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance
Ref HC79 .E5 .S2675 2007

Encyclopedia of Law and Society 3 vols.
Ref Balcony K 583 .E53 2007

Federal Regulatory Directory, 13th Ed.
Ref Balcony KF 5406 .A15 F4 2008

Conservation and the Law: A Dictionary
Ref Balcony KF 5505 .A68 .D66 1998

Guide to the U. S. Supreme Court, 4th Ed. 2 vols.
Ref Balcony KF 8742 .W567 2004

Indexes, Abstracts & Full-Text Resources

CQ (Congressional Quarterly) Researcher
Published in print and online 44 times a year, the single-themed CQ Researcher report offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.

CQ (Congressional Quarterly) Weekly
CQ Weekly covers virtually every act of Congress, delivering nonpartisan news and analysis unavailable anywhere else, fully archived to 1983. Get in-depth reports on issues looming on the congressional horizon, plus a complete wrap up the previous week's news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes.

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).

Westlaw, Campus Research
Research service, includes: thousands of news databases arranged geographically and topically; hundreds of newswires as well as business, trade and professional journals and publications; and superior law-related resources, including both primary law and analysis.

Internet Resources

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

Environmental Protection Agency
The official web page of the EPA.
Easy access to proposed regulations.
Gateway to authoritative science information provided by government agencies.

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

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

Government Publications

United States Statutes at Large
Ref. Balcony KF 50 .U52 (1893 - )
This is the first permanent form of federal laws. One or more volumes are compiled for each legislative session. Recent laws are issued in "slip" format, arranged by Public Law number. Public Laws from 1995 to the present are available on GPO Access.

United States Code
Ref. Balcony KF 62 1992 .A2
This is the official codification of all federal laws, divided into 50 subject areas (or titles). Specific subject indexing is included, as well as a listing of the laws by popular names. Also available on GPO Access.

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Ref. Balcony KF 70 .A34
This is a subject accumulation of rules currently in force, also divided into 50 titles (most of which correspond to the United States Code). It is nothing less than "a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government." There is a separate index volume to the CFR. The current edition is also available on GPO Access.

Federal Register
U.S. Doc. AE 2.106, Ground Floor
Published five days a week, this contains news of Executive rules and all presidential proclamations, rules and regulations of the various bureaus and departments of the federal government, decisions of fact-finding bodies, and all proposed regulations. Material from 1994 to the present is available on GPO Access. Only the most recent two years of the FR are retained in paper copy by the library.

Federal Register (online)
The official site from the National Archives. This is where all proposed and final federal regulations are first posted, with information on how to submit comments.

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

GPO Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
An index for federal publications that provides direct links to those documents that are available online. Covers July 1976 to the present.
Links to federal agency web sites.

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