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Welcome to the UR research guide for Environmental Studies!  Use this guide to learn more about the library's rich resources on the environment-- you can access books, databases, journals, and websites from this page. 

I am the liaison librarian for Environmental Studies as well as many other science disciplines.  Please contact me if you need any help with your research!

                                                                                                      ~ Melanie

Background information & key reference works in environmental studies

Use encyclopedias and dictionaries to obtain an overview of your subject, an understanding of basic concepts, a summary of key issues, and definitions.  Articles frequently include bibliographies and may refer you to other entries on related topics. 

  • Atlas of Global Development / World Bank
  • Dictionary of Environmental Science and Technology
         REF GE10 .P67 2008
  • Encyclopedia of Biodiversity
         REF QH541.15 .B56 E53 2001
  • Encyclopedia of Environment and Society
         REF HM856 .E53 2007
  • Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues
         REF GE10 .E52 2000
  • Encyclopedia of Environmental Studies
         REF TD9 .A84 2001
  • Encyclopedia of Global Change
         REF GE149 .E47 2002
  • Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change
         REF QC981.8 .G56 E47 2008
  • Encyclopedia of Human Geography
         REF GF4 .E54 2006
  • Encyclopedia of International Development
         REF HD82 .E547 2005
  • Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences
         REF GC9 .E57 2001
  • Encyclopedia of World Trade
         REF HF1373 .W67 2005
  • Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources
         REF GE105 .E5825 2006

Science Librarian

Melanie Hillner
Boatwright Library