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Environmental Science Resources

Environmental Science Databases

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Search everything the Library has (books, databases, DVDs, journals, plays, and more) with one simple search.

Academic Search Complete
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering most academic areas. Large collection of peer reviewed journals and an extensive image collection.

Academic Video Online 
Provides online streaming video of multidisciplinary topics including documentaries, interviews, performances, news reels and more (formerly known as VAST: Academic Video Online).

AGRICOLA
Full text and/or bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Coverage for AGRICOLA dates back to 1979 and includes more than 2.5 million citations.

Alt-Health Watch
Full text articles focusing on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Communication Source
Is the most comprehensive resource for communication research available today. This database provides full text and/or abstracts covering research in all areas related to communication and mass media.

CQ Researcher
Comprehensive analysis of issues in the news media, including topics related to health, international affairs, the environment, education, U.S. economy, and technology.  CQ Researcher offers an overview, future outlook, chronology, and bibliography for each issue as well as a pro/con section that represents opposing points of view.

Ebook Central 
Provides full text access to electronic books covering a variety of subjects. This resource also allows the user to print and take notes electronically.

eBook Collection (EBSCO) 
Provides full text access to electronic books covering a variety of subjects. This resource also allows the user to automatically cite, print, and take notes electronically.

Encyclopedia of Global Change
Covers all types of phenomena that change life on Earth from altered ecosystems, climate change, population, politics and global change to biographies, case studies, and more.

Films On Demand
Provides access to a variety of online academic streaming videos. Please consult the FAQ section for connection and browser requirements.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Full text articles covering topics such as AIDS, Cancer, Diabetes, Drugs & Alcohol, Aging, Fitness, Nutrition & Dietetics, Children’s Health, Women’s Health, and more.

JStor
Full text articles from scholarly journals in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and selected science areas.

Kanopy
Provides access to over 26,000 online films from thousands of producers. Touching on all topics, featured producers in Kanopy's collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, HBO, and many more.

MEDLINE (National Library of Medicine)
Full text and/or citations for articles covering all areas of Medicine, including Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Health Services Administration, Nutrition, and much more.  Includes the MeSH thesaurus.

New York Times 
Provides full text access to extensive news, multimedia and archives from the New York Times. Follow the link provided to register with your Point Park email address and claim your academic pass.

Newspaper Source
Provides full text and/or abstracts for 159 US newspapers, 18 international newspapers, 6 newswires, and 9 newspaper columns.

Project MUSE
Provides full text access to articles from acclaimed Humanities and Social Sciences journals. Project MUSE also has a vast selection of journal titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection
Provides access to a comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the humanities and social sciences.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Philadelphia Inquirer 
Provides full text access to the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1860-2001.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 
Provides full text access to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 1786-2003.

Sage Online
Provides full text access to prestigious scholarly journals in Business, the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Technology, among others.

Statista
Provides statistics related to a variety of fields, including media, advertising, finance, politics, etc. Located in one simple, easy-to-use database, Statista’s information is pulled and compiled from market research, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases.

USA.gov
The portal to government information.  Provides a search engine to access official information and services from U.S. government agencies.

Journal List

To search for a particular newspaper, magazine or journal in the Library’s collection, use the Journal List.

Library Books / DVDs

Environmental Science Books generally have call numbers that begin with GE and are located on the Lower Level of the Library. DVDs are shelved alphabetically by title on the Lower Level of the Library. Please use PointCat: Find Books & More for more detailed information.

How to Cite Resources

RefWorks
RefWorks can help you save, organize and share references. References can be added to your Microsoft Word documents as in-text citations and reference lists formatted in any citation style you choose.

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EasyBib 
EasyBib is a free tool to help you quickly create citations for your papers. EasyBib supports the MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles, as well as several others.

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The links below can also assist you in formatting your citations according to APA, MLA and all other major citation guidelines. You can use them for quick reference or in-depth treatment of a particular citation style. Questions about citations and formats? Ask a Librarian. But remember, your professor is the ultimate judge.

Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide 
Purdue OWL: Chicago Manual of Style 
Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide