Environmental Science Resources

Search for Books

Environmental Science Books available through Cardinal Meyer Library:

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Use SabreSearch to find more environmental science books through Cardinal Meyer Library and other libraries worldwide.

Search for Articles

Academic Search Complete
The leading scholarly resource found in many academic institutions worldwide, this comprehensive, multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 4,500 journals.

Agricola (National Agricultural Library)
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library provides citations to agricultural literature.

EBSCOhost databases
Search multiple EBSCO databases simultaneously. Custom select any number of databases from the library’s complete list available through EBSCO.

Google Scholar
Bibliographic information and citations for scholarly literature from many disciplines and also free access to some full text articles.

Comprehensive resource draws on connections between environment and variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

LexisNexis Academic (now Nexis Uni)
Full text coverage of news, business, law, medicine and general reference.

Science Reference Center
Comprehensive research database provides access to multitude of full-text, science-oriented content from fields such as biology, chemistry, earth/space science, environmental science, health/medicine, life science, physics, scientists, technology, wildlife, etc.

Search for News Sources

For the complete list of the library’s news resources, visit the Newspapers pathfinder page.

Newspaper Source Plus 
Includes full-text newspapers plus television and radio news transcripts, videos and podcasts.


Video Resources

Films on Demand
Multidisciplinary documentary film resource.

Environmental Science Videos from Films on Demand:

The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science Series (6:04:52)
This series begins with an overview of the Earth’s systems — geophysical, atmospheric, oceanic, and ecosystems — as they exist independently of human influence. Following this introduction, the series explores the effect that human activities have on the different natural systems. Topics include human population growth and resource use, increasing competition for fresh water, and climate change.

Strange Days on Planet Earth Series (5:21:43)
Why would a one-degree rise in global temperature have dramatic, even dangerous effects? What happens to an ecosystem when top predators vanish? Why do invasive species cause such harm in their new surroundings? Hosted and narrated by Academy Award nominee Edward Norton, this six-part award-winning series uses engaging storytelling and remarkable imagery to explore new discoveries about the health of planet Earth. Each episode reveals the way seemingly distant events are connected and, ultimately, how they can affect human health and society today.

Arctic Meltdown Series (2:12:48)
Global warming is opening a wealth of business opportunities in the Arctic, but can the region handle the strain of massive industries? Who will control the Arctic’s future—if it even has one? Narrated by David Suzuki, a well-known Canadian scientist and activist, this three-part series documents the drastic changes taking place in one of the planet’s most sensitive ecosystems. Dr. Suzuki offers an urgent and eye-opening look at the growing battle between environmentalists, entrepreneurs, and nations vying for Arctic supremacy.

The NewsHour: Environmental Science (1:51:50)
Whether they arise from human causes or forces within planet Earth itself, natural disasters threaten life and civilization with what seems to be growing frequency. This album of NewsHour segments studies troubling developments in marine, arctic, wetland, and urban environments—highlighting research opportunities that may help prevent future catastrophes. Coral reef decay, Everglades habitat loss, polar ice disappearance, and global warming are all analyzed. In addition, the program looks at earthquake prediction, hurricane and tornado tracking, air pollution monitoring, tsunami warning systems, and the cleanup of toxic flood sediment in New Orleans.

Green Careers Series (1:55:08)
This four-part series introduces viewers to the green side of the 16 career clusters. Each video covers four related areas and four or more intriguing job opportunities within them. Ideal for learners plotting out their future or for workers seeking greener pastures.   

Search for Websites

Use search engines to search the Internet for quality governmental, educational, and organizational websites.

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Useful websites:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

USGS Non-indigenous Aquatic Species

National Park Service

National Science Foundation

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