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Environmental Science & Policy

A subject guide to explore library resources for climate change, energy policy, endangered species, and sustainability.

Reference Sources

  • Encyclopedia of Life Sciences  features over 5,000 specially commissioned, peer-reviewed and citable articles in the life sciences
  • UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes  entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.
  • Birds of North America Online  BNA Online contains image and video galleries showing plumages, behaviors, habitat, nests and eggs, and more. And most online BNA accounts now feature recordings of the songs and calls of their species, recordings selected from the extensive collection of Cornell'sMacaulay Library of Natural Sounds.
  • Treesearch is an online system for sharing free, full text publications by Research and Development scientists in the US Forest Service. Included in Treesearch are scholarly works published by the agency as well as those published by others, including papers appearing in journals, conference proceedings, or books. All publications appearing in Treesearch are based on peer reviewed research to make sure they provide the best scientific information possible.
  • Food and Agriculture Organiztion of the United Nations   Background information on global sustainability and food safety

VertNet is a tool designed to help people discover, capture, and publish biodiversity data. It is also the core of a collaboration between hundreds of biocollections that contribute biodiversity data and work together to improve it. 

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