Ecology & Environment
Top Resourcesebrary Academic Complete
ebrary Academic Complete is a dynamic collection of over 120,000 e-books across a wide variety of academic disciplines. The collection mainly includes e-books that were first published in recent decades, but also provides access to selected classic works. Most e-books are in English, though some are in other European languages. Stable links directly to e-books and e-book chapters may be inserted into UBlearns for curricular use. More Info
Provides reference plus abstract as well as selected full text of journal articles, conference papers, books, patents, and technical reports in all areas of biological research including environmental science. Coverage is for the years 1990-present. To determine if the article you want is available online, click on External Link Resolver. Excellent coverage of ecology. BIOSIS Citation Index allows for Cited Reference Searches, exactly as allowed in the Web of Science database, and has the exact same content as BIOSIS Previews, which does NOT allow for Cited Reference searches. More Info
Compendex*Plus (Engineering Index)
Provides references plus abstracts (as well as selected full text) to journal articles and conference papers in all areas of engineering including environmental engineering and environmental technologies. Available online for the years 1884-present. To determine if the article you want is available online, click on External Link Resolver. More Info
GEOBASE is a multi-disciplinary database that focuses on social geography, physical geography, ecology, biology, oceanography, and earth science. The database provides current coverage of over 1,800 journals and archive coverage of several thousand additional titles. More Info
Citations plus abstracts to journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses in the geosciences, covering all aspects of geology and geography including geotechnical engineering. Available online going back as far as 1785 for some sources. More Info
MEDLINE is produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and primarily covers the fields related to medicine and biomedical research, including biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, nutrition, toxicology and environmental health, genetics and structural and molecular biology. MEDLINE uses a controlled vocabulary, Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), for indexing articles and for searching. Coverage is from 1966 to the present. More Info
Provides access to citations plus abstracts (and selected full text) for journal articles, conference papers, patents, dissertations, books, and technical reports in chemistry and chemical technology for the years 1907-present. Extensive coverage of topics in biotechnology, toxicology, ecological impacts resulting from chemical and other threats, environmental science, and hazardous waste management. Located at dedicated terminal in HSL, LML, and SEL/UGL. You must register for an individual user i.d. before using this product. More Info
This database offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. More Info
ETDE World Energy Database
This specialty databases is produced by the International Energy Agency, is the largest collection of energy research and technology literature in the world. More than 4 million records have been contributed to the database by over 20 member countries and international partners. Records for U.S. Department of Energy and the International Nuclear Information System are included. ETDEWEB includes information on energy R&D; energy policy and planning; basic sciences (e.g., physics, chemistry and biomedical) and materials research; the environmental impact of energy production and use, including climate change; energy conservation; nuclear (e.g., reactors, isotopes, waste management); coal and fossil fuels; and renewable energy technologies (e.g., solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydro). Leads to bibliographic references and abstracts of journal articles, reports, conference papers, books, web sites, and other miscellaneous documents. About 5% of the records provide links to the full-text of the document. More Info
GreenFILE offers well-researched but accessible information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles include content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done on each level to minimize negative impact. Topics covered include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. It is multidisciplinary by nature and draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. More Info
Academic Search Complete
This is one of the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 10,100 journals and a total of more than 10,600 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 journals. More Info
This subscription provides access to E&E Daily, Greenwire, ClimateWire, Land Letter and E&ENews PM - a publication that strives to be an objective, timely, and comprehensive resource for professionals who track environment and energy policy news. More Info
Web of Science Core Collection
The Web of Science is the master platform from which nine (9) databases are launched. The default search is to all nine (9), but you can select each database individually, if desired. This database not only provides access to a broad spectrum of ecological and environmental information resources from the journal literature but also in other science, engineering, and medical disciplines, in the social and policy sciences, and the arts and humanities. In the WoS Core Collection you find by clicking the MORE SETTINGS bar the complete list of subsets comprising the Core Collection: Science Citation Index (1965+), Social Sciences Citation Index (1965+), Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975+), and Conference Proceedings Citation Indexes for the Sciences and for the Social Sciences (2008+), and Book Citation Indexes for the Sciences and for the Social Sciences (2008+). See separate links to BIOSIS Previews/BIOSIS Citation Index and the Zoological Record. More Info
Databases & Other Web ResourcesAGRICOLA
AGRICOLA (Agricultural Online Access) is the U.S. National Agricultural Library's bibliographic database to identify journal articles, government documents, technical reports, books, patents, and audiovisual resources from agricultural sources, including botany, ecology, environmental science, freshwater and marine sciences, and forestry from 1970 to the present. More Info
Annual Reviews, published by a non-profit organization by that same name, are a set of monographic series providing critical reviews of current research in 50 biomedical, life, physical, and social sciences disciplines. More Info
Biological Inventory Databases
The Information Center for the Environment maintains the Biological Inventory Datavbases as a resource inventory of plants and animals reported from the world's protected areas, including U.S. National parks and Wildlife Refuges, and the United Nationas Biopreservces.
CDIAC - Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
CDIAC's data holdings include records of the concentrations of carbon dioxide and other radiatively active gases in the atmosphere; the role of the terrestrial biosphere and the oceans in the biogeochemical cycles of greenhouse gases; emissions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere; long-term climate trends; the effects of elevated carbon dioxide on vegetation; and the vulnerability of coastal areas to rising sea level. Resources are provided free, and many are directly available via the Internet.
The largest education database in the world. Selective indexing with abstracts for over 800 periodicals plus ERIC documentfs. Includes coverage of environmental, outdoor, nature, and conservation education. More Info
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD)
The GCMD holds more than 31,000 Earth science data set and service descriptions, which cover subject areas within the Earth and environmental sciences. The project mission is to assist researchers, policy makers, and the public in the discovery of and access to data, related services, and ancillary information (which includes descriptions of instruments and platforms) relevant to global change and Earth science research. Within this mission, the directory also offers online authoring tools to providers of data and services, facilitating the capability to make their products available to the Earth science community. In addition, citation information to properly credit data set contributions is offered, along with direct links to data and services. As an integral part of the project, keyword vocabularies have been developed and are constantly being refined and expanded.
International Field Guides Database
Diane Schmidt, the biology librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign maintains a comprehensive database of field guides at the International Field Guides Web Site. The database is an update and continuance of her book, A Guide to Field Guides: Identifying the Natural History of North America (SEL/UGL Reference: QH102 .S36 1999; Libraries Unlimited, 1999) More Info
The Journal STORage database provides archival coverage on many scientific and technical journals including those in the life and biological sciences. The thrust of this database is to provide full-text access to the most important academic journals. JSTOR provides excellent historical coverage of biological topics. You may find that some journals do not have coverage for up to six of the most recent years (embargoed). Check the UB Libraries to see if we have a current subscription to that journal. You can also 'browse' the database by specific subject areas, such as: Aquatic Science, Biological Sciences, Botany and Plant Sciences, Developmental and Cell Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Science, and Zoology. More Info
Links to Environmental and Ecological Data
The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network is a collaborative effort involving more than 1800 scientists and students investigating ecological processes over long temporal and broad spatial scales.
The MAB Program is an interdisciplinary research effort directed toward providing information for the solution of natural resources and environmental issues.
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
National Council for Science and the Environment
Provides a link to the National Library for the Environment and its collection of full-text, online Congressional Research Service reports on the environment.
National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
NEON is a continental-scale observatory that measures the causes and effects of climate change, land use change, and invasive species on U.S. ecosystems. They provide freely available data, educational resources and scientific infrastructure for research.
National GAP Analysis Program
The GAP Analysis Program provides data and information on the geographic distribution of native animal species, their habitats, status of land-use activities, and conservation practices. The wildlife data are analyzed with geographic information systems (GIS) to examine the biodiversity of regions to determine where there are 'gaps' in patterns of species' distribution.
National Research Center for Statistics ad the Environment
National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP)
Publicly accessible database providing full text access to over 10,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publications. Dates of coverage vary. More Info
Provides citations and abstracts for technical reports describing government-sponsored research from 1964-present. More Info
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
Indexes and abstracts doctoral and selected masters theses in all disciplines from 1861-present. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses offers free downloading of University at Buffalo dissertations published after January 1997, as well as the full-text of many non-UB digital dissertations published since 1997. To download dissertations, click on 'Free Download' and follow the instructions. More Info
This public web site provides access to the full-text and bibliographic records of DOE research and development reports in the sciences, including multidisciplinary coverage of environmental and energy sciences. More Info
Publicly accessible database providing references plus abstracts to reports related to energy and energy-related research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the years 1948-present. Coverage spans the fields of chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, computer science, and other energy-related disciplines. More Info
Trends: A Compendium of Data on Global Change
Data records are presented in multi-page formats, each dealing with a specific site, region, or emissions species. The data records include tables; graphs; discussions of methods for collecting, measuring, and reporting the data; trends in the data, and references to literature providing further information. Instructions for citing specific data in Trends Online are provided for each compiled data set. All data appearing in Trends Online are available, on request, on digital media from CDIAC at no cost.
WWW Virtual Libraries - Environmental History
WWW Virtual Libraries - Oceanography
WWW Virtual Libraries - Remote Sensing
WWW Virtual Libraries - Urban Environmental Management
E-journals CollectionsACS Journals
Full-text of the full run of all of the scientific journals published by the American Chemical Society from the first volume on. More Info
ScienceDirect - (Elsevier)
Online access to many of Elsevier Science's journals for the years 1997-present. More Info
Wiley Online Library
Full-text of the 400+ journals published by Wiley, including many in the sciences, for the years 1997-present. More Info
Encyclopedias, Directories, HandbooksConservation Science Data and Tools
This is a series of 12 ecoregion and modeling tools emphasizing bioregional ecology.
Ecological Society of America Data Registry
This is a publicly accessible registry describing scientific data sets on ecology and the environment. The data sets registered here are associated with articles published in the journals of the Ecological Society of America. They are registered here in order to facilitate communication and data sharing by scientists.
Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change
Silverman Reference: GE149.E443 2002
This print resource provides detailed treatment of topics related to human impacts on the environment, such as acid rain, climate change, ozone depletion and much more.
Encyclopedia of World Environmental History
Silverman Reference GF10 .E63 2004
A comprehensive treatment of environmental issues with an emphasis on the social, historical, and cultural aspects of environmental studies.
Guide to Field Guides : identifying the natural history of North America
Silverman Library [Capen] Reference QH102 .S36 1999 Silverman 1st flor - An inventory of natural resources (biotic and abiotic) in 18 sections for eastern and western North America (see above: International Field Guides Database)
Information Sources in Environmental Protection
Silverman Library [Capen] Reference GE30 .I56 1997
Knovel E-Books: Science and Engineering
Full-text access to over 700 science and engineering handbooks published by a variety of sci-tech publishers. Particularly good for properties data, including environmental and toxicological properties of chemicals. Many of the books have interactive tables and graphs. More Info
Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (KNB)
KNB is an international repository of ecological and environmental data intended to facilitate ecological and environmental research.
Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network
LTER is a collaborative effort involving more than 1800 scientists and students investigating ecological processes over long temporal and broad spatial scales. Currently, the LTER Data Portal contains entries for over 6000 ecological datasets from 26 LTER Network research sites, and thousands of additional datasets from numerous other ecological field stations and research institutions.
Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, 4th Ed.
Science & Engineering Reference QH303.6 D38 2013 This is the most comprehensive guide to the literature of biology provided in 13 chapters, nine of which are subject-specific, ranging from Anatomy and Physiology to Zoology, including a chapter (9) on ecology, evolution, and animal behavior.