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University Libraries - Article Databases

Environmental Studies

Top Databases

  • EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements

    EIS extracts the key issues from complex government-released environmental impact statements, converting massive documents into concise, readable abstracts.

  • Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management

    Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 1500 scientific journals and thousands of other sources including conference proceedings, environmental impact statements, reports, books and government publications.

  • Web of Science

    Indexes thousands of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Also has cited reference searching and ways to refine and analyze your search results. Includes three indexes: Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975 to present), Social Sciences Citation Index (1956 to present), Science Citation Index Expanded (1899 to present). 

  • GeoRef

    Covers the international technical literature on geology and geophysics.

Additional Databases (alphabetical)

  • Academic Search Complete

    Covers all subject areas.  Has a mix of magazines and journals, including many that are peer-reviewed.

  • Annual Reviews

    Provides full-text access to critical review articles that synthesize the primary contributions in the areas of biomedical, physical, and social sciences.

  • ASFA - Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts

    Abstracts of the world’s literature dealing with the science, technology, and management of marine, freshwater, and brackish water environments and organisms.

  • Biological Sciences

    This interdisciplinary database offers abstracts and citations to a wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science.

  • Conference Papers Index

    Conference Papers provides citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific 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.

  • Dissertations and Theses

    Contains citations,abstracts and possibly full text for over 2 million dissertations and theses. The database accepts over 90 percent of doctoral dissertations in North America.

  • Environment & Energy Publishing

    Provides comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy politics and policy. 

  • GeoScienceWorld

    Provides online access to core, peer-reviewed journals in the geosciences and is inter-operable with GeoRef.

  • GreenFILE

    This freely accessible research database focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment.

  • JSTOR

    Full-text of back issues of more than 100 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Issues are entered on-line after having been published for 2-5 years.

  • Oxford Reference

    Fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

  • PAIS - Public Affairs Information Service International

    Index to political, economic, and social issues in international journals, books, government publications, and reports.

  • ScienceDirect

    Only those journals to which USC-Columbia subscribes are available full text. Strongest coverage in the sciences, but includes some business, humanities and social science journals.

  • TOXLINE

    Information in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens.