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  • Environmental issues in American history : a reference guide with primary documents. (Ref 333.7 M275) Greenwood Press, 2006.
  • Encyclopedia of environmental science and engineering, 2v. (Ref 333.7 P471). Boca Raton : CRC, Taylor & Francis ; 2006. 
  • Handbook of environmental management and technology. (Ref  333.7 B917) New York : Wiley, c2000
  • International environmental disputes : a reference handbook. (Ref 344.046 Sch91) Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2006
  • Princeton guide to ecology. (Ref 574.5 L578) Princeton, 2009.


Air Pollution

Endangered Species/Biodiversity



Environmental Health

  • CDC-Environmental Health.  Center for Disease Control's aggregation of information and links for environmental health issues.

Environmental Law

  • California Environmental and Natural Resources Law Handbook. (Ref 344.046 C128a) 12th ed. Rockville, MD: Government Institutes, 2004.
  • Environmental Law Handbook. (Ref 344.046 G746) Rockville, MD: Government Institutes, Annual.

Hazardous Waste

Refuse and Refuse Disposal

  • Waste management : a reference handbook. (Ref 363.728 V465) Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2009

Water Pollution


Organizations, Careers and Statistics

Organizations, Directories, and Career Resources

Government Agencies

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  • Conservation Directory. (Ref 333.7 N213) Washington DC: Island, 2004.

Atlases and Statistics

Atlases / Mapping

  • Atlas of Global Change. (Ref 550 B388) New York: Macmillan, 1998
  • Space Science and Engineering Center -- Including world photo-montages, updated every few hours, and some every hour. From the University of Wisconsin.
  • EPA Environmental Justice. EJ View mapping tool. Create a map and data for any region and list toxic waste, non-compliance, Superfund sites, and more.
  • AirNow. Data from EPA's Air Quality Index mapped and updated hourly.


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Style Guides - Citing Sources
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed.  (APA) (Ref 150.149 Am35b) Washington DC: APA, 2010.  For tips, consult: APA Style blog.  The Library's summary is: APA Style Guide
  • Scientific style and format: the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers. (Ref 808.0665 C832) Reston, VA: Council of Science Editors in cooperation with the Rockefeller University Press, 2006. Details the several methods of citation used for biological and other sciences.

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