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ENV 100 - Intro to Environmental Science: Home

This guide is maintained to accompany ENV 100



Library Homepage:

Use the OMNISEARCH search box on the homepage if you have a very specific topic, title, or author and you want to know how much information is available.

For specific online databases, use the Articles and Databases link in the Omnisearch box.

ONLINE DATABASES for Environmental Sciences

Start with these:

  • Web of Science (Science Citation Index)  Citations only, so you will have to use ILL.  This database uses the bibliographies from articles to tracks and connect research.  Coverage is very good.
  • JSTOR  Database includes only Scholarly or Peer-Reviewed journals, most of which are in full-text. 

Move on to these:

  • Envirofacts  EPA databases on Air, Chemicals, Facility Information, Grants/Funding, Hazardous Waste, Risk Management Plans, Superfund, Toxic Releases, Water Permits, Drinking Water.
    GeoRef  KU's most complete geology database.Produced by the American Geological Institute, GeoRef contains over 2.2 million records covering subjects such as mineralogy and crystallography, general mineralogy, mineralogy of silicates, and mineralogy of non-silicates. It includes journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses.
    GreenFile  Collection of scholarly, government and general interest journals and magazines on globarl warming, green builidng, pollution of all kinds, sustainable, renewable energy, recycling, among others. Includes almost 400,000 citations with 4,700 in full-text. 
    Science Direct  KU subscribes to the College Edition, the Health and Life Sciences Collection.  All the journals in this database are only in SCIENCE DIRECT, and they are all in full text.

Electronic Books 

Electronic books can be found by searching the Library's Catalog.  If the book is in electronic copy, you will see a link or URL at the top of the record.  When you click on the link, you will be connected to the electronic copy on your screen.

Examples of Electronic Reference Books:


Librarian:  Sue Czerny


office:  610-683-4174

Comment & questions are welcomed by...

Sue Czerny

Information Commons Librarian

RL 100-A Rohrbach Library