Welcome to the Library’s home page for Environmental Studies, linking faculty and students to information resources and services available at the University of Hawaii Library and on the World Wide Web.
Resource available to authorized UH Manoa users on or off campus
Note: The UHM Library subscribes to many journals in both paper and electronic formats. Use a database or index to locate articles. To find a specific journal title in electronic format, search the library's list of electronic journals. Use Hawaii Voyager to find paper (and some electronic) formats for specific journal titles. If you do not find the journal you are looking for, please ask for further assistance at a reference desk.
Multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for nearly 4,650 serials, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed publications. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 8,200 journals.
via Ebscohost: 1973 - present
Citations with abstracts to international literature in the agricultural sciences, including tropical agriculture, and related areas of applied biology.
GeoBase: 1980 -
Unique multidisciplinary database supplying bibliographic information and abstracts for human and physical geography, ecology, geology, oceanography, geomechanics and development studies. The database provides current coverage of over 1,700 journals and archival coverage of several thousand additional titles. Contains over a million records from 1980, with 72,000 records added annually. Each GEOBASE record contains full bibliographic citation, indexing terms and codes and 99.5% of records contain abstracts.
and Sciences I Collection
Provides full-text journal backfiles in various disciplines. The JSTOR project's primary goal is to build a reliable and comprehensive archive of important scholarly journal literature. Selected journals in the following subject areas are available: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology and Statistics.
of Science: 1980 - present
A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the sciences (Science Citation Index Expanded) as well as both the Social Sciences Citation Index and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Allows searching by cited author, cited work, more, as well as searching by topic or author.
AGRICOLA (via EBSCOHost):
Compilation of materials acquired by the National Agricultural Library and cooperating institutions. Database consists of over 2.5 million citations to journal articles, theses, monographs, patents, software, audio-visual materials, and technical reports. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines including plant and animal sciences, forestry, entomology, soil and water resources, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agricultural products, alternative farming practices, and food and nutrition.
Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA):
International database of abstracts from journals, reports, monographs, dissertations, grey literature and proceedings. Includes all biological and ecological aspects of marine, freshwater, and brackish environments; fisheries, aquaculture; living and non-living resources; aquatic pollution; oceanography; marine meteorology and climatology; marine technology and engineering; related legal, economic, and sociological sciences and living resources, and ASFA-2: Ocean technology, policy and non-living resources.
Biological Abstracts: 1969-
Basic research tool for biological and biomedical sciences. Includes full bibliographic citations and current life science abstracts derived from approximately 7,000 biological and biomedical journals from over ninety countries.
BioOne Index (CSA): 2000 –
BioOne is a collection of full-text bioscience research journals published by scientific societies and non-commercial publishers; focuses on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences.
Compendex via Engineering Village 2
Contains bibliographic information and abstracts (no full-text) from international engineering journals, conference proceedings, technical reports and trade publications, going back to 1970.
EconLit: 1969 -
Published by the American Economic Association, provides bibliographic coverage of a wide range of economics-related literature.
GeoRef: 1933 -
Covers the geology of North America from 1785 to the present, and of the rest of the world from 1933 to the present. Includes references to all publications of the U.S. Geological Survey. Masters' theses and doctoral dissertations from US and Canadian universities are also covered.
Journal of Economic Literature: v.7 (1969) - (2 years before current year)
JEL contains survey and review articles, book reviews, an annotated bibliography of newly published books, and a list of current dissertations in North American universities.
International (Public Affairs Information Service)
PAIS International is an index to the world's public and social policy literature in the fields of business, economics, local and federal government, political science, international relations, finance, and other social sciences. It has references and in some cases abstracts of articles from over 3,660 journal titles, books, gray literature, internet material, conference proceedings, government and ngo documents and statistical publications. 1915-present.
Provides free access to over 11 million citations from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. If the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) Library has a subscription to the full-text site, logged in users will be able to view the full-text. To view the citations with UHM links, change the "Display" drop-down menu to "Abstract".
SciFinder Scholar Database Index (with citations/abstracts only): 1907 -
Access is restricted to UH Manoa students and faculty. SciFinder Scholar provides access to Chemical Abstracts from 1907 to the present and covers all areas of chemistry and chemical engineering.
SciFinder Scholar requires special client software to be installed on each authorized user's computer (either Macintosh or MS Windows). Contact the Science & Technology Reference Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain a copy of the software. Users should logout as soon as searches are completed as only 3 simultaneous users are allowed.
Abstracts: 1963 -
Sociological Abstracts is an index with abstracts to the literature of sociology from 2,700 journals and other serials, books, dissertations, and conference papers published worldwide. Coverage is from 1963 and includes all facets of sociology and related disciplines including anthropology, criminology, education, law and penology, race relations, social psychology and urban studies.
Hawaii Voyager Library
Use the online catalog to find books, journals, dissertations, videos, more.
Dissertations & Theses (PQD&T) includes bibliographic citations for the doctoral and master's work of authors from more than 1,000 graduate schools and universities dating back to 1861. More than 750,000 dissertations and theses from 1997 on have been digitized and are available for PDF download.
Books at UHM Library
Interface for identifying new books. Can be limited by keyword and date range.
Using Subject Headings
Subject headings allow you to search library catalogs very accurately for materials on a specific topic. Listed below are several major subject headings for research on environmental studies. For more detail, please consult the complete set of the Library of Congress Subject Headings available at the Main Reference Desk, 1st Floor, Hamilton Library.
Air quality management |
Global environmental change
Atlas of the environment
Hamilton Main Reference G1046.G3 L4 1994
Beacham's guide to the endangered species of North America
Hamilton Addition Reference QH77.N56 B43 2001
Beacham's guide to international endangered species
Hamilton Addition Reference QL82.B435 1998
Encyclopedia of climate and weather
Hamilton Addition Reference QC854.E523 1996
Encyclopedia of energy technology and the environment
Hamilton Addition Reference TJ163.235 E53 1995
Encyclopedia of environmental analysis and remediation
Hamilton Main Reference GE10.E49 1998
Encyclopedia of environmental biology
Hamilton Addition Reference QH540.4 E52 1995
Encyclopedia of environmental issues
Hamilton Main Reference GE10.E52 2000
Encyclopedia of environmental studies
Hamilton Addition Reference QH540.4 A84 2001
Encyclopedia of environmental microbiology
Hamilton Addition Reference QR100.B58 2002
Encyclopedia of environmental science and engineering
Hamilton Addition Reference QR100.B58 2002
Encyclopedia of global change: environmental change and human society
Hamilton Main Reference GE149.E47 2002
Encyclopedia of physical science and technology
Hamilton Addition Reference Q123.E497 2002
Encyclopedia of the biosphere
Hamilton Addition Reference QH343.4 B5613 2000
Hamilton Main Reference GE10.E58 2003
The environmentalists: a biographical dictionary
Hamilton Addition Reference S926.A2 A94 1993
Gale environmental almanac
Hamilton Main Reference GE80.H69 1993
Handbook of environmental analysis: chemical pollutants in air, water, soil and solid wastes
Hamilton Addition Reference TD193.P38 1997
The island press bibliography of environmental literature
Hamilton Addition Reference QH541.I85 1993
Macmillan encyclopedia of earth sciences
Hamilton Addition Reference QE5.E5137 1996
Macmillan encyclopedia of the environment
Hamilton Main Reference GE10.M33 1997
OECD environmental data
Hamilton Addition Reference TD172.O36 2004
The official WWF guide to endangered species of North America
Hamilton Addition Reference QL84.2 O35 1990
Hamilton Main Reference HC102.N37 2006
The nature directory: a guide to environmental organizations
Hamilton Addition Reference TD169.L36 1991
World directory of environmental organizations
Hamilton Addition Reference S920.W67 1996
The environmental dictionary & regulatory cross reference
Hamilton Main Reference KF3775.A68 K57 1995
Environmental Law Virtual Library
One interface searches many virtual libraries, resources.
Searchable database for finding environmental treaty data. By selecting countries and treaties, you can devise custom tables.
The Best Environmental Directories
Covers more than 650 environmental subjects.
Columbia Earthscape: an online resource on the global environment
Columbia University website offers links to resources in earth and environmental sciences for teachers, students, scientists and decision-makers. Includes links to some full text of casual papers, award-winning recovery plans, datasets and more.
Includes the Encyclopedia of Earth, a collaboration of the Environmental Information Coalition, Digital Universe Foundation and ManyOne Networks, with over 400 published articles, and growing. Also provides the Earth, Energy, Arctic, Salton Sea and Texas Environmental Portals.
ELDIS: Electronic Development & Environment Information System
Provides the latest information on development and environmental issues via a variety of information sources. Provided by the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK. Guides include: biodiversity, corporate social responsibility, food security, globalization, and more.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (EREN)
U.S. Department of Energy website. Some programs include biomass, building technologies, geothermal, solar, wind and hydropower.
Envirofacts Data Warehouse
“Your one-stop source for environmental information.” Covers waste, water, toxics, air, land, radiation, compliance and more.
Non-profit organization covers government agencies and statistics plus activist organizations as well as issues such as ethics, conservation and vegetarianism.
Environmental Ethics and Public Policy Program
A look at the environment from the standpoint of policy, ethics and religion.
Environmental Working Group: Public Interest Watchdog
Non-profit website that is tailored more for the layman/consumer offers product reports, tips on safer shopping, studies on tap water, links to environmental blogs, more.
Household Products Database
Information in this database is from a variety of publicly available sources, including brand-specific labels, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) prepared by manufacturers as well as manufacturers’ web sites.
National Academies Press
Searchable multidisciplinary digital library of full-text book length research studies and policy reports by leading experts in their fields. Chartered by the United States Congress to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council.
National Council for Science and the Environment Web Portal
Search the Earth Portal, Environmental News, National Library for the Environment Yellow Page, Toxicology Resources and more.
National Library for the Environment
Searchable website provides over 1500 Congressional Research Service reports on environmental and related topics.
NTIS: The National Technical Information Service
Serves our nation as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today. Find information on more than 600,000 information products covering over 350 subject areas from over 200 federal agencies. Part of the United States Department of Commerce Technology Administration.
RTK NET (Right-to-Know Network)
A project of OMB Watch, a watchdog group funded by large foundations, which keeps track of spending by the White House Office of Management and Budget RTK offers free access to several searchable environmental databases.
Society of Environmental Journalists
Well-organized, resource-dense website goes beyond environmental reporting. Includes lists of useful reference books, listservs, EPA phone numbers, addresses and e-mails, blogs, and RSS feeds to environmental database links.
Terms of Environment – EPA Dictionary
United States Environmental Protection Agency website with glossary, abbreviations and acronyms. Updated periodically.
TOXNET: Toxicology Data Network
Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
With information sources, educational resources, programs, interactive maps, and more.
Water Resources Data of the United States (USGS)
Provides publications, data, maps and software applications for the analysis of water resources data.
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment: v.52:no.1 (1995:Jan.)-
Deals with the interaction between agricultural production, agroecosystems and the environment.
Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology: v.28: no.1 (1998:Jan.)-
Covers Waste and wastewater treatment; Fate and transport of contaminants; Bioremediation; Soil contamination; Wetland function and design; Waste reduction, recycling, and reuse; Air, soil, and water contaminant biogeochemistry; Risk assessment and management; and Environmental toxicology and epidemiology.
Environment, Development and Sustainability: v.1:no.1 (1999:Mar.)-
An international, multidisciplinary journal covering all aspects of the environmental impacts of socio-economic development and the complex interactions which occur between development and environment. Its purpose is to seek ways and means for achieving sustainability in all human activities aimed at such development.
Environmental Research: v.68: no.1 (1995:Jan.)-
Emphasizes multidisciplinary studies as well as those employing biological markers of toxic exposure and effect. Occasional critical reviews and selected book reviews are included. Research areas include: Biochemistry, Cancer research, Environmental and occupational medicine, Epidemiology and risk analysis, Immunology, Mineral and organic agents, Molecular and cellular biology, Neuroscience, Pathology, Pharmacology, Reproductive biology, and Toxicology.
Older issues available in print: RA421 .E58 v.1 (1967)-v.86 (2001)
Environmental Science and Technology (ES&T): v.1: no.1 (1967:Jan)-
With reports on aspects of the environment and its protection by scientific, engineering and political means. ES&T is a unique source of information for scientific and technical professionals in a wide range of environmental disciplines. In its research section, contributed material may appear as current research papers, policy analyses or critical reviews. Also included is a magazine section called the A-Pages that provides authoritative news and analysis of the major developments, events and challenges shaping the field.
Marine Environmental Research: v.39: no.1-4 (1995)-
Original research papers on chemical, physical, and biological interactions in the oceans and coastal waters. Serves as a forum for new information on biology, chemistry, and toxicology and syntheses that advance understanding of marine environmental processes.
Older issues available in print: GC1.M355 v.1(1978)- v.58: no.2-5(2004:Aug.- Dec.)
Natural Resources Research
Natural Resources Research (NRR) is one of three journals sponsored by the International Association for Mathematical Geology (IAMG) and is co-sponsored by the Energy Mineral Division of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG/EMD). The journal publishes original papers concerned with the quantitative exploration, assessment, and exploitation of mineral resources interpreted in the broadest sense. This includes metals, such as copper, lead, and zinc; nonmetals such as sand and gravel, gypsum, and uranium; fuels such as oil and gas, and geothermal and renewable resources such as wind, tide, and solar.
Environmental Studies covers a broad area, focusing on either social or natural/physical sciences involving both public and private sectors. It includes many subject categories: social science areas such as politics, history, economics, sociology, geography, and urban planning. Natural science areas range from biology, botany, chemistry, geology and geophysics, meteorology, oceanography, and zoology. Such a multidisciplinary approach requires a research plan using a range of library and web resources. You can find materials in the General Collections, Hawaiian-Pacific, Asia and Government Documents collections.