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Energy and Environment Guide

Core Resources

Compilation of 12 subfiles, including Water Resources Abstracts and Pollution Abstracts, containing journal articles and technical reports. They are searchable together or separately. There are simultaneously-performed searches on very current literature, and the Internet for websites.
One of the 12 subfiles of Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, and separately searchable. Encompasses all aspects of the impact of people and technology on the environment and the effectiveness of remedial policies and technologies. As of 1994, the database also provides coverage of energy-related issues. It covers journals, conference papers and proceedings, special reports from international agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, associations and private corporations. Other materials selectively indexed include monographs, government studies and newsletters.
Abstract/index information for environmental policy and studies.
Unified access to ~10,000 digests of environmental impact statements since 1985, and ~1,700 full text statements since 2003. It is expected to grow. Where biodiversity is an issue, there may also be a Species Impact Statement included. Major concerns are: transportation, defense, energy, hazardous substances, land use, parts & forests, urban & social programs, and water.
One of the 12 subfiles of Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, and separately searchable. Covers research and policy on the contamination of oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, and estuaries.
Web of Science (ISI)  (Sciences (1900+), Social Sciences (1898+), and Arts and Humanities (1975+).)
Multidisciplinary index to journal literature in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Offers the option to find cited references, which are the authors lists of articles used in their research.
Scopus  (1996+)
Note: Princeton's Institutional ID (needed for Papers software): 51401.
International coverage of journal articles, selected web sites, and patents in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities; provides citation tracking for 1996+
Collection of electronic handbooks and monographs covering pollution reduction, emissions, and environmental contamination.
Source for accessing unclassified reports from U.S. and international government agencies. Provides access to over two million critical citations from government departments such as NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Historical and current unclassified government technical reports archived by the National Technical Information Service; includes many full-text documents from Department of Energy, NASA, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Focuses on sustainability & the environment. Categories include healthcare, food, climate change, population & economic development. Content covers English-language newspapers, magazines & refereed journals; videos, podcasts, Web forums and images; case studies, statistics and maps. Portals provide access by topic, organization and country.
Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its scholarly, government and general-interest titles include content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Important Resources

AAPG Datapages  (1917+)  
Full text access to American Association of Petroleum Geologists publications, including AAPG Bulletin, AAPG Special Volumes, Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology, Journal of Petroleum Geology, Journal of Sedimentary Research. Coverage varies from 1917 to present. Also includes publications by several regional groups.
With more than 13,000,000 records from publications in over 90 countries, Biosis Previews is the most comprehensive index of journals, meetings, conferences, and symposia in the life sciences. Although this is not a full-text article database, our PULinks system conveniently links you to the full-text
One of the 12 subfiles of Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, and separately searchable. Covers all aspects of biochemical, medical, and microbial technology as applied to bioengineering, medicine, agriculture and environmental science. Includes regulatory developments and patents.
Extensive bibliographic database of engineering research. Indexes journal papers and conference proceedings. The broad subject areas of engineering and applied science are comprehensively represented.
Indexes papers and poster sessions from major scientific conferences and meetings around the world. Subject emphasis since 1995 has been in the life sciences, environmental sciences and the aquatic sciences, while older material also covers physics, engineering and materials science.
Contains both current and historical research, including bibliographic citations, technical reports and patent information on different types of renewable energy resources and energy conservation. Subject areas include but are not limited to solar, wind, bioenergy, hydroelectric, geothermal, tidal and wave power, and energy storage.
Electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society.
Bibliographic records for publicly available energy and energy-related literature in the disciplines of chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, and computer science from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research & Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).
One of the 12 subfiles of Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, and separately searchable. Includes technological and engineering aspects of air and water quality, environmental safety, and energy production.
GeoRef (ProQuest)  (1785+ N. America; 1933+ Worldwide)  
Index to the international geological literature. Covers journal articles, books, conference proceedings, and a wide variety of publications indexed by special bibliographies from international, national and regional geological surveys and societies.
One of the 12 subfiles of Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, and separately searchable. Focused on public health, safety, and industrial hygiene, it covers topics of widespread concern such as aviation and aerospace safety, environmental safety, nuclear safety, and medical safety.
Medline (PubMed)  (1879+)  
Service of the National Library of Medicine, includes citations for biomedical articles.
Monitors 654 journals and conference proceedings, books technical reports, etc. for world's literature on climatology, atmospheric chemistry and physics, hydrology, glaciology, physical oceanography, environmental sciences, and air pollution..
Oceanic Abstracts  (1981+)  
Subjects include wave energy and tidal power.
U.S. Government portal to Science & Technology data and information, including full text reports and bibliographic data. The federated search covers deep web materials and can include,, and for data.
Pollution Abstracts  (1981+)  
One of the 12 subfiles of Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, and separately searchable, this database includes references to scientific research as well as government policies. Covers air, water, and land pollution, waste treatment, noise, radiation, and toxicology and health literature, conference papers and other "hard-to-find" documents.
Interdisciplinary database covering a wide variety of journals from subject area such as biology, medical sciences, earth sciences, environmental studies, pharmacy, public health and education. The database includes searchable tables, figures, graphs, charts and other illustrations from the scholarly research and technical literature.
SciTech Connect  (1948+)  
Energy related full text technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia, and data information from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Scienctific and Technical Information and predecessor agencies the Energy Research & Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Includes publicly available energy and energy related literature in the disciplines of biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental sciences, fission and nuclear technologies, fossil fuels, geosciences, materials, mathematics, computing, physics and more.
Toxicology Abstracts  (1981+)  
One of the 12 subfiles of Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management and separately searchable. Indexes toxicological studies of industrial and agricultural chemicals; food, additives and contaminants; household products; pharmaceuticals; polycyclic hydrocarbons; nitrosamines. Toxicity testing methodology and analytical procedures for toxic substances.
TOXLINE  (1965+)  
Bibliographic records from a number of sources dealing with toxicology. Most of the records are from MEDLINE, but a number are from BIOSIS Previews and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts.
Meta-search and clustering engine for environmental health and toxicology.
One of 12 subfiles in the cluster that comprises the "Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management" database. Covers scientific and technical world literature about water. The abstracts describe journal articles, books, conference papers, and technical reports, from the physical and life sciences as well as engineering, legal and government publications. [Known as "Selected Water Resources Abstracts" and was published by the USGS, the United States Geological Survey, until 1994.]

Related Resources

Antarctic Bibliography  (1957+)  
Covers all disciplines related to the Antarctic region research and exploration, including biological and geological sciences, medical sciences, meteorology, oceanography, atmospheric and terrestrial physics, expeditions, logistics equipment and supplies, and tourism.
General science and technology articles from English-language periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere; non-English language articles are included if English abstracts are provided.
Records describing publications and research projects covering all aspects of northern Canada, including earth sciences, life sciences, engineering and technology, renewable and non-renewable resources, politics and government.
Provides full text from more than 100 periodicals dating as far back as 1995, in addition to indexing and abstracts for nearly 300 periodicals dating back to 1984. Subject coverage includes astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, health & medicine, oceanography, physics, zoology and much more.
Note: Restricted to academic research by Princeton University faculty and students.
Best source for United States national, state, and metropolitan data. International data includes IMF's International Financial Statistics, Direction of Trade, and Balance of Payments as well as OECD's Main Economic Indicators and National Accounts. Data for interest rates, government bond yields, commodity prices, exchange rates, select futures and options. Limited data coming directly from other countries are also included. Also includes market research on the health care and pharmaceuticals and telecommunications industries. Includes subnational forecasts for the United States.
Marcive Web DOCS  (1976+)  
Online catalog of U.S. government publications dating back to mid-1976. Direct links to documents on the web are provided. Many of the documents are available in the U.S. Documents Collection in Firestone
Risk Abstracts  (1990+)  
One of 12 subfiles in the cluster that comprises the "Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management" database. Covers risk-related concerns from public and environmental health to social issues and psychological aspects. Technological risks, biological risks, natural hazards.
Sustainability Science Abstracts  (1999+ (Select articles prior to 1999))  
One of 12 subfiles in the cluster that comprises the "Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management" database. Explores all aspects of sustainable development, human population and demography topics, as well as societal issues involving natural resource management and conservation.

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