Selected Resources for Environmental Science
Library of Congress Subject Headings.
34th ed., 6 vols., 2012.
Kept on the long table by the main bank of EZRA/Web terminals.
Call Numbers for Environmental Science
Following are some of the common call numbers for books on environmental topics. It is useful when browsing for books to have a general call number, but it is not a replacement for doing an EZRA (our online catalog) search.
|GE for Environmental Sciences|
|QE for Geology|
|QH for Ecology|
|QR for Microbiology|
|S for Agriculture|
Locating Books in Library Catalogs
Books on Scientific Writing and Presentations
- Scientific Writing: Easy When You Know How by Jennifer Peat et. al.
- Link to electronic book
- The Craft of Scientific Writing by Michael Alley
- T11 .A37 1996
- Scientific Papers and Presentations by Martha Davis
- T11 .D324 1997
- The Art of Scientific Writing by Hans Friedrich Ebel
- QD9.15 .E23 2004
Below is a select list of reference books relating to environmental science. These books can be found in the science and main libraries as noted.
- Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues (4 volumes)
- Reference GE 10 .E523 2011
- A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation
- Reference GE10 .P375 2007
- McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (20 volumes)
- Access Science @ McGraw-Hill: the Online Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
- McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
- Reference Q123 .M15 2003 (6th edition)
- A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences
- Reference QE5 .D55 2013
- Macmillan Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences (2 volumes)
- Reference QE5 .E5137 1996
- Encyclopdia of Geology (5 volumes)
- Reference QE5 .E516 2005
- Glossary of Geology
- Main Stacks QE5 .G37 1980
- Geology (2 volumes)
- Main Stacks QE5 .G465 1999
- A Dictionary of Biology
- Reference QH 302.5 .D54 2008
- A Dictionary of Biology
- 1996 Available Online
- McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Bioscience
- Main Stacks QH302.5 .M382 2003 (2nd edition)
- Encyclopedia of Environmental Biology (3 volumes)
- Reference QH540.4 .E52 1995
- Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
- Main Stacks QH540.4 .L56 1998 (2nd edition)
- Encyclopedia of Microbiology (4 volumes)
- Reference QR9 .E53 2000 (2nd edition)
For entry level courses in Environmental Sciences, a general subject database can be a good place to start.
- Academic Search Complete
- Academic Search Complete is a multi-subject database containing both scholarly and popular publications. Some material is available in full-text. It is a good starting point for entry level courses.
- Newspaper Source
- Index to articles from 224 regional U.S. newspapers, eighteen international newspapers, six newswires, and nine newspaper columns. Some articles available in the full-text.
If you are in an upper level Environmental Sciences course you will likely want to try a more subject specific database.
- Environment Complete
- Covers all areas of environmental science and indexes 1,200 journals, some full-text.
- Green File
- Covers all aspects of human impacts on the environment. 1913 to present.
Since environmental science covers a lot of different areas, you may also need to search databases that are focused on other subjects such as biology, geology or chemistry.
- Biosis Previews (Formerly Biological Abstracts)
- Biosis Previews indexes articles from all fields of Biology.
- Index to 200 years of articles on geology and earth sciences.
- Index to over 4.8 million citations in all areas of agriculture, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library.
- Web of Science -- Science Citation Index
- Index and cited references for articles in the sciences.
- Chemical Abstracts (STN Easy)
- Chemical Abstracts covers all areas of Chemistry including those of interest to biologists. It is a good place to look for topics in the realm of Biochemistry. Unlike most of our databases, we have limited hours of access and a password is required. Please talk to a reference librarian to learn more about our hours of access and password.
A full list of all databases and indexes available at Wittenberg can be found at:
Periodicals are where most of the information for your research papers will come. Remember that there are scholarly publications as well as popular publications You will most likely want to stick to scholarly publications for your research. For hints on how to tell the two apart, please see Scholarly vs. Popular Articles.
Wittenberg owns many scientific journals in both print and electronic formats. The links below will help you to find out what journals we own, the format, and where they are located.
Journals the Library Has
This is a searchable index of the periodicals Wittenberg owns in electronic and print formats. Location and dates owned are also provided.
Journal Interlibrary Loan Form
Use Interlibrary Loan to request articles not owned at Wittenberg from other libraries. Please see the form for more details.
When using the internet, always be thinking critically about what you are viewing. Good and bad information both reside on the internet and it isn't always easy to tell the two apart. For hints on spotting good web pages, please see the library's page on Evaluating Web Sites.
If you choose to use internet sites as information resources, you must cite them just as you must cite a book or journal article. For help citing webpages and other online resources, take a look at Citing Electronic Resources.
If you are having trouble with your research, please contact Alisa Mizikar, the Science Librarian, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 937-327-7515. You can also contact any of the reference librarians at email@example.com or at 937-327-7511.
Compiled by Alisa Mizikar.