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Key Resources for Research on Sustainability

  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
    Indexes over 2,800 periodicals published worldwide on architecture, archaeology, city planning, interior design, and historic preservation. Coverage from 1930s-present (with selective coverage dating back to the 1860s).
  • Building Green
    BuildingGreen brings the best research, thinking, and writing to you through many publications, including Environmental Building News, the GreenSpec directory of green products, and the BuildingGreen Suite of online tools.
  • Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management
    This multidisciplinary database, provides unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences.
  • Florida Environments Online
    Florida Environments Online contains both digital full text materials and research bibliographies about the ecology and environment of Florida. Digitized materials include more than 200 seminal texts on species and ecosystems.
  • GreenFile
    GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
  • LEEDuser
    Provides tools for LEED certification; discussion forums
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    Online resource covering current social issues.
  • SARE Project Reports
    The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) project funds sustainability research projects throughout the United States. SARE's national database of projects, organizes some 3,000 projects funded by SARE since the program's inception in 1988
  • Sustainability Science Abstracts  
    The Sustainability database explores the management of human use and conservation of the natural resource base, ensuring the attainment and continued satisfaction of human needs in the present and future.
    A variety of databases from the National Library of Medicine on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.

Multidisciplinary Resources of Interest

  • Dissertations & Theses
    Includes 2.4 million dissertation and master's theses citations from around the world from 1861-present. Dissertation abstracts available from 1980; theses abstracts from 1988; and full text PDFs for most dissertations added since 1997.
  • Ebsco Academic Search Premier
    Multidisciplinary, full text database for more than 4,500 journals, including peer-reviewed titles, some back to 1975.
    Scholarly journal archive, going back to the first issue for many titles, covering Classical studies, area studies, anthropology, architecture, archaeology and art history.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Full-text newspapers, magazines, newswires and transcripts from around the world.
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight
    Statistical datasets from government and private sector sources.
  • Statista
    Statista aggregates statistical data on over 600 international industries from more than 18,000 sources, including market researchers, trade organizations, scientific journals, and government databases.
  • WorldCat
    Worldwide union catalog of books and other materials in OCLC member libraries.
  • Web of Science
    Includes Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.

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