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Librarian for Environmental Studies

Karlyn Schumacher | (920)-748-8750 | [email protected]

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Getting Started

The following resources are helpful places to start at the beginning of the research process. 

Environmental Studies reference books

Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction / GF75 .E49 2018

A Companion to Global Environmental History / GF13.C63 2014

Encyclopedia of American Environmental History GE150 .E53 2011 v.1-4 (non-circulating)

Encyclopedia of Sustainability / GE10 .C65 2010 V.1-3

The Facts on File Dictionary on Environmental Science TD9.W95 F32 2007

Global Climate Change QC981.8.G56 G548 2013 (Reference)

Online resources

Credo Reference: A great starting point for research projects. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 200 videos.

Discovery Search: Search books, e-books, and articles in one place.

EdX Environmental Studies courses: Free online courses covering topics such as environmental science, natural resource management, environmental policy, civic ecology, pollution control, water treatment, and environmental sustainability.

NASA Earth Sciences Division: Browse resources, articles, data, and more from NASA’s Earth Sciences Division. 

Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Explore updated, reliable articles on environmental science-related topics here.


The following databases and journals are useful places to search for environmental science-related articles. Contact a librarian if you would like more information on how to search for articles on your specific topic.


Academic Search Complete (EBSCO): Covers a wide range of academic disciplines, with more than 8600 periodicals available in full text.

BioOne: Full-text journals in biology, ecology, and environmental science.

Directory of Open Access Journals: An interdisciplinary database of free, full-text, scholarly journals.

GreenFile: A collection of scholarly, government, and general-interest titles covering environmental studies.

HighWire Press: Open access scholarly journals in the sciences. 

ProQuest Research Library: Includes both popular and scholarly periodicals covering a variety of subjects, with over 3300 titles available in full text.


Below you will find lists of academic journals helpful for doing research in environmental science. Journals in this list are available to you through Lane Library.

Environmental Policy: Journals classified with the subject “environmental policy.”

Environmental Sciences: Journals classified with the subject “environmental sciences.”

Resource and Environmental Management: Journals classified with the subject “resource and environmental management.”

Science, Technology, and Agriculture: Journals classified with the subject “science, technology, and agriculture.”


Search for books in our collection through Lane Library’s catalog.

You can find books with environmental science-specific subject headings below:

Discovery Search: Search books, e-books, and articles in one place.

WorldCat: Search for books not available at Lane Library and borrow from another library through interlibrary loan.

Writing Guides & Citations

Sciences Writing Guide: Tips and tools from the Writing Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on writing in the sciences.

UW-Madison Writer’s Handbook: Find answers to many of your writing and citing questions in this comprehensive writing handbook from UW-Madison’s Writing Center.