Environmental Studies

Article Databases

BIOSIS Previews Key site [UCSD Only]
1926-present. BIOSIS Previews is the largest database covering the literature of the biological sciences. Covers journals as well as (selectively) books, conferences and patents.

Environment Index Key site [UCSD Only]
Formerly Environmental Issues & Policy Index. Contains citations for scientific/popular literature on energy, waste, recycling; pollution; environmental health, law, conservation, wildlife management; and social, economic, political, ethical issues.

Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts Key site [UCSD Only]
1974-present. Indexes & abstracts 400 journals & other series as well as books & conference proceedings on meteorology, climatology, atmospheric chemistry & physics, physical oceanography, hydrology, glaciology, & related environmental sciences.

PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service) Key site [UCSD Only]
1972-present. Lists print and electronic articles, books, and government publications on issues of public policy, including politics, government, economy, marine policy, law.

Sociological Abstracts Key site [UCSD Only]
1963-present. Abstracts journal articles, monographs, dissertations, conference proceedings, other research covering sociology, social work, and related social sciences. Also includes selected web resources.

TOXNET Key site
A cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas from the National Library of Medicine.Some databases include data and full text.

Web Of Science - Science Citation Index Key site [UCSD Only]
1900-present. Indexes 6,000 key science journals--an excellent place to start looking for articles. Search by author, keywords, organization and cited reference. Create citation alerts to get weekly notices when new, relevant citations are added.

Agricola [UCSD Only]
1979-present. Covers agriculture and related disciplines. Good for soil chemistry, plant cell biochemistry and plant genetics. Useful for fisheries & aquaculture.

Alternative Press Index [UCSD Only]
1991-present. Citations to articles in roughly 381 alternative, radical, and left publications in North America. which report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change.

Alternative Press Index Archive [UCSD Only]
1969-1990. Citations to articles alternative, radical, and left publications in North America which report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change.

CiNii [UCSD Only]
Index to academic journals and research bulletins published by Japanese academic societies and universities. Offers full texts for selected titles. Strong coverage in science and engineering fields.

Civil Engineering Database (ASCE)
January 1973 - . The CEDB Provides Access to over 100,000 Bibliographic and Abstracted Records of all American Society of Civil Engineers' publications since 1973.

Collection on Critical Global Issues (New Zealand Digital Library)
Extensive digital library containing selected United Nations University publications on land management, development, sustainability, food and nutrition, natural resource development, and more.

Compendex [UCSD Only]
1884-present. Engineering Index is best for locating articles in aerospace, civil, structural, mechanical engineering. Also covers biomedical, ocean, coastal, chemical, electrical, computer engineering.

EPA Online Library System
A keyword searchable database of bibliographic citations related to the environment compiled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency library network. Includes citations to standards for evaluating pollutants in the environment.

Ethnic NewsWatch [UCSD Only]
1960-present. Full text U.S. ethnic community newspapers, newsletters, magazines. Includes African-American, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian-Pacific, European-American, Hispanic, Jewish, Native-American. Searchable in English and Spanish.

GeoRef [UCSD Only]
1785-present (North America); 1933-present (world-wide). Indexes publications in geology, seismology, marine geology, geophysics, geochemistry (weak coverage), geological maps, hydrology, archaeology, etc.

Journal Citation Reports [UCSD Only]
2007-. JCR Science provides statistical data on the relative importance of over 5900 journals in science and technology. Journals are evaluated on impact factor, immediacy of content, article counts, cited half life & source data. Older years at the Biomedical Library.

LexisNexis Academic [UCSD Only]
Thousands of full-text sources including newspapers, wires, transcripts, newsletters, magazines, trade journals; also industry news, company information, law reviews, court decisions. Coverage dates vary. Former name: Academic Universe.

PAIS Archive [UCSD Only]
1915-1976. Lists articles, books, and government publications on issues of public policy, including politics, government, economy, marine policy, law.

Population Index
1986-2000. Annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics.

Population Index on JSTOR [UCSD Only]
1937-1985. Annotated bibliography of books, journal articles, working papers, and other material on population studies.

Sage urban studies abstracts v.26(1998)-v.30(2002). OCLC FirstSearch Eco [UCSD Only]
Index for all aspects of Urban Studies from 1998 to 2002. Includes abstracts and many full-text links.

SciFinder (Client & Web Versions) [UCSD Only]
NOW WEB-BASED. Comprehensive database to the chemical literature: all aspects of chemistry with heavy coverage in other sciences. Search by topic, substance (name, structure, CAS#, MF), reaction or author/citation. For UCSD faculty/staff/students only.
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Search engine for engineering, computer science & math-find articles, key websites, books, latest industry news, job announcements, ejournals, eprints, technical reports, thesis & dissertations from 31 collections. Try this AFTER searching article indexes.

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)
Valuable source of information on toxic substances currently in use. Used by government and industry to notify the public and to aid in protecting the environment. TRI published by USEPA.

Urban Studies Abstracts [UCSD Only]
1992-present. Index for all aspects of Urban Studies from 1992 to the present. Includes abstracts and many full-text links. Formerly Sage Urban Studies Abstracts.

World Environment Library (New Zealand Digital Library)
Expansive digital library on world environment issues in the fields of biodiversity, climate change, environmental impact assessment, energy, health, natural resources, policy, sustainable development, waste management and water.