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  Biological Abstracts (Thomson) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin System Resource Guide
    Coverage: 1994 to present. Updated: bi-monthly.
Abstracting and indexing of more than 4,000 international journals in the life sciences, including agriculture, biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, ecology, the environment, microbiology, neurology, pharmacology, public health and toxicology.
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  Biological Sciences (ProQuest/CSA) Authentication Required Resource Guide
    Coverage: 1982 to present. Updated: monthly.
Collection of 25 databases of abstracts and citations in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology. Covers over 6,000 serials, as well as conference proceedings, technical reports, monographs and selected books and patents.
  BioOne.1 (BioOne) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin System 
    Coverage: 2000 to present. Updated: weekly.
Includes full text articles from over 80 high impact journals in biological, ecological and environmental studies.
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  Encyclopedia of Bioethics (Gale) Authentication Required 
    Coverage: complete text and images from the 5 volume print edition. Last Updated: 2004.
This e-book includes 480 entries on topics such as ethics of health professionals, animal research, population control and the environment, cloning, privacy and censorship on the Web, stem cell research, same-sex marriage, and much more. Coverage: complete text and images from the 5 volume print edition.
Note: The 5 volume print version is available in Murphy Library's reference collection; call no. QH332 .E52 2004
  Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy (Gale) Authentication Required 
This e-book examines the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates. Covers concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage.
  Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change (Sage) Authentication Required Resource Guide
The Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change Presents articles from leading scholars and institutional experts on the science and history of climate change, the polarizing controversies over climate-change theories, the role of societies, the industrial and economic factors, and the sociological aspects of climate change. Last Updated: 2008.
  GreenFILE (EBSCOhost)
GreenFILE includes citations for articles on information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Citations for scholarly, government, and popular articles in areas of agriculture, education, law, health, and technology are all part of this resource. Topics include climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Citations and abstracts are included for over 380,000 records. Updated: regularly. This resource is free from EBSCOhost.

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  AGRICOLA U.S. Government Resource Resource Guide
    Coverage: 1970 to present.
From the National Agricultural Library, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA). Around 5 million literature citations for journal articles (over 2800 periodicals indexed), monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports pertaining to all aspects of agriculture.
  Applied Science and Technology Full Text (EBSCOhost) Authentication Required 
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    1983 to present. Updated: monthly.
Indexes and abstracts hundreds of journals in the subjects of chemistry, engineering, computer technology, mathematics, data processing, physics, and energy-related disciplines.
  CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online (Columbia University Press) Authentication Required 
    Coverage: 1991 to present. Updated: weekly.
Citations, abstracts, and selected full-text of journal articles, working papers, and conference papers in topics such as: international affairs, economics, environment, and politics. Also includes case studies, course packs, and a schedule of events with calls for papers.
  GEOBASE (FirstSearch)Authentication Required 
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    Coverage: 1980 to present. Updated: monthly.
Citations and abstracts from international journal articles covering all aspects of: geography, geology, and ecology.
  LandViewU.S. Government Resource Resource Guide
A desktop mapping system that searches and maps selected information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Location: "LandView East": Statistics/Geography workstation in the reference area; "LandView West": Reference/Humanities workstation in the reference area
  Science Accelerator U.S. Government Resource Resource Guide
Find scientific research & development results, project descriptions, and more.  This search engine covers individual government databases including: Information Bridge, E-Print Network, Science Conference Proceedings, R&D Accomplishments, Energy Citations Database, R&D Project Summaries, EPA Science Inventory (SI), NIH Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects (CRISP), NSF Award Abstracts, SBA Technology Resources Network (TECH-Net), USDA Current Research Information System (CRIS), DOepatents, and EnergyFiles.
  Science Online (Science) Authentication Required 
    Coverage: 1997 to present. Updated: weekly.
A weekly online publication that covers scientific training, career development, and the science job market. Includes the online version of Science Magazine. One of the most well read journals in the field. Published the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Also provides access to free content such as, STKE, and the four most recent weeks of ScienceNOW news stories.
  Toxicology Abstracts (ProQuest/CSA) Authentication Required Resource Guide
    Coverage: 1981 to present. Updated: monthly.
Topics such as the effects of alcohol and smoking, drug abuse, hydrocarbon studies, nitrosamines, radiation and radioactive materials.
  TOXLINE (ProQuest/CSA) Authentication Required Resource Guide
    Coverage: last 5 years + current year. Updated monthly.
From the National Library of Medicine, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services. Covers all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens. (This version of TOXLINE does not contain information from Chemical Abstracts Service, BIOSIS, or International Pharmaceutical Abstracts.)
  Web of Science (Thomson) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin System 
    Coverage: 1987 to present. Updated: weekly.
Access to Arts & Humanities Citation Index,, Science Citation Index Expanded,, and Social Sciences Citation Index, which collectively index more than 8,000 high quality, peer-reviewed journals cover-to-cover.

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  Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost) Authentication Required Brought to you by BadgerLink Resource Guide
    Coverage: 1975 to present. Updated: Daily.
Provides access to citations and abstracts for over 8,000 magazines and journals, with full text access to over half these titles. For scholarly publications, full text is available for more than 3,600 titles covering subjects such as social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
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  CQ Researcher (CQ Press) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin System 
    Coverage: Past 15 years to present. Updated: weekly.
Full-text articles on the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, insight into two sides of the issues, bibliographies and more.
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  JSTOR Authentication Required Bought to you by UW-L Student Differential Tution Funds 
    Coverage: varies (some 19th century) to 2005.
Access to the full text of over 1700 scholarly journals from a variety of disciplines. Coverage: varies (some 19th century) to 2005. Collections include: Arts and Science I - VIII and Life Sciences. Access to JSTOR Arts & Sciences V through VIII is made possible by Academic Initiative funding.
  LexisNexis Academic (LexisNexis) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin System 
Over 5,600 full text sources.
News: 350 newspapers, 400 magazines/journals, 600 newsletters, broadcast transcripts, campus news, wire services.
Business: news, accounting literature, company information, directories.
Legal Research: secondary literature, case law, codes & regulations, tax law, international legal materials, patent research, career information.
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  MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOhost) Authentication Required Brought to you by BadgerLink 
    Coverage: 1984 to present. Updated: daily.
Full-text from nearly 3,000 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multi-cultural periodicals.
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  Environmental Studies Periodicals
A title list of the library's individual periodical subscriptions in Environmental Studies. Many more Environmental Studies related periodicals are available through the library's article databases.

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  Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia (WileyInterscience) Authentication Required 
A general scientific reference encyclopedia containing over 10,000 entries on topics ranging across all scientific disciplines including animal science, anatomy, astronomy, atmospheric science, chemistry, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, earth science, energy sources, information science, life science, materials, mathematics, mechanical engineering, medicine, mining, physics, physiology, planetary science, plant science, power technology, space science, structural engineering, and a host of other subjects.

    Featured Reference Books @ Murphy Library

  American Environmental Leaders: From Colonial Times to the Present
    2 volumes, 2000
  Encyclopedia of Environmental Pollution and Cleanup
    2 volumes, 1999
  Encyclopedia of Environmental Studies
    2nd ed., 2001
  Encyclopedia of Global Change: Environmental Change and Human Society
    2 volumes, 2002
  Encyclopedia of Human Ecology
    2 volumes, 2003
  Environmental Encyclopedia
     3rd ed., 2 volumes, 2003
  Environmental Literature: An Encyclopedia of Works, Authors and Themes
  Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Issues: An Encyclopedia
  Our Earth’s Changing Land: An Encyclopedia of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change
    2 volumes, 2006
  The Atlas of U.S. and Canadian Environmental History
  Twentieth-Century American nature Writers: Prose
  World Atlas of Biodiversity: Earth’s Living Resources in the 21st Century

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