Library Resources for Earth Day 2011

[ Databases | eJournals | eBooks | Digital Collections | Videos ]


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  • The federal government issues hundreds of environmental impact statements each year and this resource provides detailed abstracts of all of those statements while also indexing them for easy reference. EIS extracts the key issues from complex government-released environmental impact statements, converting massive documents into concise, readable abstracts.

  • Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database. Requires Windows Media Player (version 9.0 and higher) and QuickTime (version 7.0 and higher).

  • GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE serves as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet. The database contains nearly 300,000 records, full text for selected titles and searchable cited references for more than 200 titles as well.







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The list of eJournals can be found on the Environmental Sciences Research Guide . You can also search through lots of environmental eJournals at once by using the library's MetaSearch tool.  In particular, search using the Environmental Science subject search.


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Here is just a sampling of the eBooks available for environmental research and discovery.  Use IUCAT and the subject headings bloew to find others.  In the left column of a Basic Search, under More IUCAT Searches, you will find E-Book Search to help find online material quicker. 

Title: Understanding green consumer behavior: a qualitative cognitive approach
Author or editor: Wagner, Sigmund A., 1966-
Subject: Green products

Title: Green building products the GreenSpec guide to residential building materials
Editors: Alex Wilson and Mark Piepkorn
Subject: Green products

Title: Designers, visionaries and other stories: a collection of sustainable design essays
Subjects: Sustainable architecture; Green products

Title: The nature of being human from environmentalism to consciousness
Author: Harold Fromm.
Subject: Human ecology and Nature |x Effect of human beings on. 

Title: The power of sustainable thinking: how to create a positive future for the climate, the planet, your organization and your life
Author: Bob Doppelt
Subjects: Sustainable living; Conservation of natural resources; Self-reliant living; Energy conservation

Title: Green electronics design and manufacturing: implementing lead-free and RoHS-compliant global products
Subjects: Environmental protection; Green technology


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Several of the library's digital collections have data, images, and content that can help researchers and the curious investigate the local climate and wildlife, now and in the past.  You can also find research conducted by students and faculty on environmental topics and reports by organizations working in the field.  Here are a few digital collections:




Videao Thumb Videos

The library holds many eco-themed movies, Nova episodes, and PBS specials.  Here is a sampling:


bag it

[ IUPUIWorldCat | IMDB ]

becoming green

[ IUPUIWorldCat ]

e2 design

[ IUPUIWorldCat ]

food inc

[ IUPUIWorldCat | IMDB ]

no impact man

[ IUPUIWorldCat | IMDB ]

waste food

[ IUPUIWorldCat ]

Video on the web : The Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch

Last updated by andjsmit on 04/26/2011