Database List

The following 4 databases are best for: Sustainability

See our Sustainability Research Guide for more information on researching this subject.

Core Sustainability Databases

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)

Environment Complete

Biological & Agricultural Index

All Sustainability Databases

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

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

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