Database List

The following 22 databases are best for: Environmental Studies

See our Environmental Science & Environmental Studies Research Guide for more information on researching this subject.

Core Environmental Studies Databases

Environment Complete

Biological & Agricultural Index

BioOne


All Environmental Studies Databases

AGRICOLA    
Covers the worldwide literature of agriculture, including journal articles, monographs, government documents, technical reports and proceedings. Important for life-sciences and research related to plants and animals of economic importance.
  • Coverage Range: 1970 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Applied Science & Technology Source    
Applied Science & Technology Source offers extensive coverage of research and development within the applied sciences and computing disciplines by combining high-quality databases from both EBSCO Publishing and H.W. Wilson. This premier resource offers full text for almost 1,200 journals, citations to millions of articles. The content within Applied Science & Technology Source derives from numerous sources, including leading trade journals, professional and technical society journals, and conference proceedings.
  • Coverage Range: 1913 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Ebsco
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Biological & Agricultural Index    
Articles and other scholarly material published in agriculture, biology, forestry, and ecology. Includes a wide range of popular and professional articles.
  • Coverage Range: 1983-present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
BioOne    
Focus on biological, ecological and environmental sciences. Primarily consists of journals published by small societies and non-commercial publishers. Includes access to additional BioOne.2 titles.
  • Coverage Range: 1999 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: BioOne
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
BioOne (ProQuest)    
Focus on biological, ecological and environmental sciences. Primarily consists of journals published by small societies and non-commercial publishers.
  • Coverage Range: 1998 – present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Proquest
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
BIOSIS Citation Index    
Covers life sciences journal literature. The drop down menus provide some unusual options for limiting a search, including limiting by taxonomic classification and by concept codes. Includes Biological Abstracts and BIOSIS Previews. Funded in part by the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: 1926-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: THOMSON REUTERS

 
Energy Citations Database    
Developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to improve access to scientific and technical information (STI). It contains over 2.6 million bibliographic citations for energy and energy related STI.
  • Coverage Range: Coverage: 1943 – Present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: U.S. Department of Energy

 
Environment Complete    
Covers agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.
  • Coverage Range: 1975-present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
GeoRef    
Guide to materials in geology and earth sciences.
  • Coverage Range: 1785 to present for N. America
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Green FILE    
Indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. Includes articles on the connection between the environment and agriculture, education, law, health and technology.
  • Coverage Range: Varied
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Lexis-Nexis - Academic Universe    
Access to hundreds of newspapers from around the world, plus a wealth of legal, business, medical, and reference information.
  • Coverage Range: Coverage varies but generally 1980s to current.
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Reed Elseviar Inc.
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
National Geographic Magazine Archive    
The official journal of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit educational and scientific organizations. Recognized for some of the highest-quality photojournalism and cartography in the world, this award-winning, iconic magazine is famous for providing unparalleled, in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment. Featuring the complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s, this database includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable.
  • Coverage Range: 1888-1994 (Archive), 1995-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale

 
PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service)    
Index access to journal articles, book chapters, reports, and government publications from 120 countries.
  • Coverage Range: 1972 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Political Science    
Provides full text access to leading political science and international relations journals, including many titles indexed in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. Offers some coverage of related topics such as international development and environmental policy.
  • Coverage Range: 1985-current
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
POPLINE® (POPulation information onLINE)    
POPLINE® (POPulation information onLINE) provides more than 350,000 citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population studies, family planning, women’s studies, and related environmental and health issues. Primarily English, but also includes many abstracts in French and Spanish. A limit to peer-reviewed articles feature is available. Maintained by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs and funded primarily by the United States Agency for International Development.
  • Coverage Range: 1970 to present (some of the materials indexed date back to 1886)
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Johns Hopkins University

 
PubMed (with Dickinson links)    
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. This special version includes Dickinson library's "Get It" links to additional full-text.
  • Coverage Range: 1950's to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: U.S. National Library of Medicine
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
ScienceDirect    
A collection of articles focusing on science, technology and medicine.
  • Coverage Range: Varied some 1850 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Elsevier
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
TOXNET    
Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: U.S. National Library of Medicine

 
Web of Knowledge    
Simultaneously search Web of Science (Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions and Index Chemicus), BIOSIS Citation Index, Current Contents Connect, Data Citation Index, Derwent Patents Index, Zoological Record, and MEDLINE.
  • Coverage Range: varies; mostly 1965 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: THOMSON REUTERS

 
Web of Science    
Searches both social science and science materials, and allows the user to see what other articles have cited a chosen paper. Provides access to Science and Social Sciences Citation Indexes (1900-present), Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990-present) Book Citation Index (2005-present), Current Chemical Reactions (1985-present), and Index Chemicus (1993-present).
  • Coverage Range: 1900-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: THOMSON REUTERS
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide    
Literature on wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Offers a global perspective and is the most comprehensive resource on wildlife information. Major topic areas include studies of individual species, habitat types, hunting, economics, wildlife behavior, management techniques, diseases, ecotourism, zoology, taxonomy and much more.
  • Coverage Range: 1935-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Zoological Record    
The world’s leading taxonomic reference and oldest continuing database of animal biology.
  • Coverage Range: 1864-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: THOMSON REUTERS