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This subject covers control of air, water, and land pollution to protect public health and enhance environmental quality by providing safe water supplies, treatment and disposal of waste water, and solid waste management systems.

Article Databases and Indexes

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This database includes the renowned AGRICOLA, ESPM, and EIS databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. For those researchers who need to conduct comprehensive literature reviews, this database includes specialized, editorial-controlled A&I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical to the discipline.

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Search both Inspec and Compendex for articles and conference papers related to engineering, computer science, and physics.

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

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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. Find help on their website.

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Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

Remote access available for University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities students, staff and faculty

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ASTIS is a bibliographic database of over 59,000 records describing publications and research projects about northern Canada. The database, maintained by the Arctic Institute of North America at the University of Calgary, includes all subjects in the sciences, humanities and social sciences relevant to this part of the world. The database covers the period of 1978 to the present and includes both peer-reviewed and gray literature, government agency reports, industry reports and documents from First Nations and universities. Also includes are research project descriptions based on the licences that all northern field researchers must obtain, journal articles, conference papers, theses and books. Areas of specialization range from traditional knowledge of native peoples to earth sciences to oil and gas technology to languages and literature.

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Provides news and analysis of developments in environmental, energy, and natural resources policy. The E & E Package consists of five daily publications: ClimateWire, EnergyWire, Environment & Energy Daily, GreenWire, and E & E News PM. Also includes E&ETV (featuring video interviews). The Reports tab retrieves compiled news and special reports on specific issues, events, and areas of the world. The former weekly publication, Land Letter (natural resources policy), is available via the site search feature.

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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.

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SciFinder is the best database for chemistry-related topics. Registration is required, and you must download VPN and then log in to it for off-campus access.

SciFinder includes journal and patent references,chemical regulatory data, and supplier, reaction, and substance information.

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General Reference Sources


Handbooks and Manuals

A collection of electronic books on various environmental science and environmental engineering topics.

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Knovel provides online access to reference books, databases, and conference proceedings from a number of publishers that cover all areas of engineering and includes content relevant to related sciences (e.g., chemistry and earth sciences). It includes interactive graphs and tables and is a good starting point when you need a piece of data quickly.

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Technical Reports

IEEE Smart Grid Research is published by the IEEE Standards Division but the documents are not standards. IEEE Smart Grid Research materials cover projections of where the smart grid will evolve to, technology challenges and opportunities, and areas where additional research is needed.

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Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Official Agency & Organization Websites

"The National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) manages environmental data in the fields of marine geology and geophysics, paleoclimatology, solar-terrestrial physics, solid earth geophysics, and glaciology (snow and ice). Data and inventories in many disciplines are fully searchable and selected listings, data, and images can be downloaded."

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Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes

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Library Information

Science and Engineering Library

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