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Environmental Science: Home

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Contact Donna Beck, STEM & Health Sciences Librarian for help with your research or using library resources

New to me...Maybe new to you:  Old pollution films, courtesy NLM, Medicine on Screen

Selected Databases

Guide to finding full-text

colorful bird GreenFILE

GreenFILE offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. It includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.


OnePetro contains technical literature about the oil and gas industry.

ferns PubMed

PubMed offers biomedical, medical, and life sciences literature.

glycerin bottles TOXNET

TOXNET is a group of databases covering chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, environmental health, occupational safety and health, toxicology, and more.

pink flowers Scopus

Scopus includes scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. It delivers a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.


bioRxiv is a preprint server for articles in the life sciences that have not yet gone through peer review.


EarthArXiv is a preprint server for articles in the earth sciences that have not yet gone through peer review.

desert sand dunes JoVE

JoVE is a database of peer reviewed video journal articles - you can watch the experiments.

a cow in a field Agricola

Agricola covers citations regarding agricultural literature.

a bear in the woods Nature

Nature is a premier journal for the basic biological and physical sciences. Provides access to Nature, the Nature research journals and Nature reviews.

cell Cell Press

Cell Press is a leading publisher of cutting-edge biomedical research and reviews, including Cell and other primary research journals.

turtle swimming in the ocean  eLife

eLife is an open access journal in the life and biomedical sciences.

penguin swimming MarXiv 

MarXiv is a preprint server for ocean and marine climate articles that have not yet gone through peer review.


waterfall with rainbow HeinOnline

HeinOnline contains law journals, the Congressional Record, Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports, and databases dedicated to treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, and more.

red panda sitting in a treeChemistry Dashboard

Chemistry Dashboard comes from the US Environmental Protection Agency's Chemical Safety for Sustainability Research Program. Search for chemicals by name, CAS number, InChIKey, or synonym.

Books & Databases

Use DUQSearch to locate research materials.  Explore the guide.

Consider an Advanced Search for "SU Subject Terms" for topics such as:




Ecosystem management

Energy consumption -- environmental aspects

Environmental policy

Environmental disasters

Environmental justice

Environmental protection

Extinction (biology)

Industries -- environmental aspects

Introduced organisms

Nature -- effect of human beings on

Renewable energy sources

U.S. Government Sites


EPA Envirofacts



USGS Water Quality 


U.S. Forest Service

National Park Service

National Science Foundation - Environmental Research & Education

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Find & Use Data

Berkeley Earth





EDGAR - Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research

Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Global Change Master Directory

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

World Resources Institute Data

OECD Environmental Data

UN Environmental Data Explorer

UN Environmental Statistics by Country

World Bank Data Catalog

Environmental-related Websites

FracTracker Alliance - data, apps, and information on fracking

Encyclopedia of Life database of information and pictures of all species known to science

Arkive - online encyclopedia of the natural world

Biodiversity Heritage Library - search for biodiversity literature

Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) - Pittsburgh-based nonprofit fighting air pollution

Native American Environmental Protection Coalition - provides environmental education resources

Grist - environmental news

EnviroLink - environmental news

Environmental Working Group - nonprofit organization that advocates for the environment and public health

Indigenous Environmental Network - a nonprofit organization that fights for environmental and economic justice for Indigenous peoples