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Article Databases and Indexes
Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes
The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for over 4,600 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. Searching for articles within these journals is particularly useful for RRM: Journal of Leisure Research, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Leisure Sciences, Leisure Studies, Society & Natural Resources, and Tourism Geographies.
CAB Abstracts covers agriculture in its broadest sense, including crop production, forestry, environment, animal health and nutrition, veterinary science, agricultural engineering, biotechnology, soil and water, agricultural economics, recreation and tourism, rural sociology, and human nutrition and health. Indexes journal articles, monographs, conferences, and other primary literature.
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.
United States and Other Countries: For Education Topics use ERIC CSA for Find It access to U of M e-journals; ERIC is the Education Resources Information Center. It provides access to education-related journal and non-journal literature. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, it provides full citations and abstracts for journal articles, books, curricula, government documents, dissertations, reports, and other educational materials.
General Reference Sources
Gateways & Megasites
The World Database on Protected Areas is a foundation dataset for conservation decision making. It contains crucial information from national governments, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, international biodiversity convention secretariats and many others. It is used for ecological gap analysis, environmental impact analysis and is increasingly used for private sector decision-making. Includes maps, tools, and publications.
A United Nations’ initiative to assess the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being. The resulting technical volumes and synthesis reports provide a scientific appraisal of ecosystem conditions and the actions needed for enhanced conservation and sustainable use.
Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions
Electronic Journal Titles
Journal is international and interdisciplinary in scope and publishes on the scientific study of the transactions and interrelationships between people and their physical surroundings (including built and natural environments, the use and abuse of nature and natural resources, and sustainability-related behavior).
Journal publishes information about many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management.
This journal presents scientific inquiries into the study of leisure, recreation, parks, travel, and tourism from a social science perspective. Articles cover the social and psychological aspects of leisure, planning for leisure environments, leisure gerontology, travel and tourism behavior, leisure economics, and urban leisure delivery systems.
Journal of the Leisure Studies Association. Articles on all aspects of leisure studies and from a variety of disciplinary bases, including sociology, psychology, human geography, planning, economics, etc. Covers subjects on the whole range of leisure behavior in the arts, sports, cultural and informal activities, tourism, urban and rural recreation.
Societies, Agencies, and Organizations
Trade & Professional Associations
Organization formed from merging of National Recreation Association (NRA), American Institute of Park Executives (AIPE), American Recreation Society (ARS), the National Conference on State Parks (NCSP), and the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums. Mission to advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people.