Selected Resources for: Water Resources

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Subject Librarian:

Megan Kocher

mkocher@umn.edu

This subject covers: the study of the entire range of natural waters that occur on the Earth, regardless of their state (i.e., vapour, liquid, or solid) and that are of potential use to humans. (From Britannica Online)


Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

This database provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 6000 sources including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications. Incorporates Pollution Abstracts, Water Resources Abstracts, and other specialized databases.Areas of coverage include agricultural and environmental biotechnology, ecology, energy resources, environmental engineering, environmental impact statements (U.S.), pollution, toxicology & toxic emissions, and water resource issues.

A working biologist's index to all aspects of ichthyology, fisheries and aquaculture, including fish management, natural history, and fish health, plus environmental, habitat, and commercial information. Indexes about 1200 journals, plus books, government documents and "grey literature". Basic truncation symbol is the asterisk: *.
Print version published as Sport Fishery Abstracts 1955-1985; Fisheries Review 1986 - 1995.

Index to the worldwide literature of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, paleontology, hydrogeology , hydrology, and mineralogy. Publication types covered include journal articles, books, conference proceedings, government publications, theses, reports, and maps. Provides citations, with a small percentage accompanied by abstracts. Produced by the American Geological Institute.

The Minnesota Water Research Digital Library is a user-friendly, searchable inventory of water research relevant to Minnesota, with emphasis on publications from 2000 forward. The Library provides one-stop access to all types of water research, enabling water managers, researchers, engaged citizens and others to easily find, share, and coordinate research to support their efforts to protect, conserve, manage and restore water in Minnesota. From a base of over one thousand peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed articles, the Library is expected to grow steadily in quantity and quality as partner organizations begin curating collections of scientific-technical articles in their areas of expertise.

An abstract and citation database with a single search platform searching content from ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciTopics, and relevant Web content.

Includes water-related topics covering the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use and management of water resources. Abstracts are drawn from journals, books, conference proceedings, and technical reports in the physical and life sciences, as well as from engineering, legal and government publications. This database is one component of the "Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management (ESPM) database. To identify a additional results with a broader scope, consider conducting your search in ESPM.

Search within a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of journal article citations. Subjects generally covered are within Science and technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences . Use the citation web to find articles and journals with the most impact. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Helpful tutorials can be found on their website.


General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, news, magazines, and wire services. It includes sources for accounting, environmental studies, health and medical care, government and politics, people, and consumer information. Legal publications include law journals, federal and state statutes, codes, cases, agency rules & regulations, patents and legal reference materials.


General Reference Sources

Dictionaries

Searchable dictionary database of ecology and the environmental sciences, covering topics from plant and animal physiology, animal behavior, evolution, environmental pollution, and conservation to climatology, meteorology, geomorphology, and oceanography.


Encyclopedias

Vol.1 Domestic, municipal, and industrial water supply and waste disposal--vol 2 Water quality and resource development--Vol. 3 Surface and agricultural water--Vol. 4 Oceanography; meteorology;physics and chemistry; water law; and water history art, and culture--Vol. 5 Ground water.


Handbooks and Manuals


Physical Property Data

Gives environmentally important property data for priority pollutants & other key compounds. Includes environmental fate & transport in various media; toxicity for mammals & aquatic species; bioconcentration; degradation rates; sources; absorption, partition & dissociation coefficients; Henry's law constant among others.


Standards

Details more than 400 standard methods. Published jointly by the American Public Health Association and the Water Environment Federation. Covers all aspects of water analysis, including analysis of wastewater, bottom sediments and sludges.


Internet Resources

Electronic Texts

Based on papers presented at a workshop held on Sanibel Island, Fla., October 29-31, 2003.


Statistics and Data

Data Resources

Provides links to collections of data are maintained by the Agricultural Research Service or by ARS in cooperation with other organizations. Organized by broad topic: Chemistry and Biochemistry, Food and Nutrition, Genetics, Germplasm, Natural Resources, Systematics(Taxonomic Classification)

These pages provide access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.


Statistical Resources

FAOSTAT, from the Food and Agriculture Organization, contains over 1 million time-series records covering international statistics in the following areas: Production, Trade, Food Balance Sheets, Fertilizer and Pesticides, Land Use and Irrigation, Forest Products, Fishery Products, Population, Agricultural Machinery and Food Aid Shipments from 1961-.

A global collection of statistics related to water and water use.

The Economic Research Service is a primary source of economic information and research in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ERS conducts a research program to inform public and private decision making on economic and policy issues involving food, farming, natural resources, and rural development.


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Style Manuals


Library Information

Magrath Library

1984 Buford Avenue
St. Paul Campus
Circulation: (612) 624-2233; Reference: (612) 624-1212
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Science and Engineering Library

Walter Library
East Bank, Minneapolis Campus
Circulation: (612) 624-3366; Reference: (612) 624-0224
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