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The purpose of the blog is to connect patrons to the vast resources available in the Cornell Library.

Posts often correspond with current events and materials we have at the Library related to those events. Not only do posts highlight specific resources, and faculty work, but they also offer tips as to how to use search terms within JULIEN  to find materials.

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Library Spring Break Hours

The library will be on shorter hours next week for spring break. Our hours will be:

Friday, March 6                            8AM – 5PM

Saturday, March 7                       CLOSED

Sunday, March 8                                            CLOSED

Monday – Thursday, March  9-12                     8AM – 5PM

Friday, March 13                          8AM – 5PM

Saturday, March 14                     9AM – 5PM

Sunday, March 15                        9AM – Midnight

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Where do you look when you look for scholarly full text environmentally related articles?

When it comes to researching in environmental articles, there’s a great resource you can’t miss. We recently added a new full text database to our environmental database collection.  It is Environment Complete by EBSCO.

Environment Complete offers deep coverage in almost all environmental topics, including 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. Environment Complete contains more than 1,957,000 records from more than 1,700 domestic and international titles going back to the 1940s (including 1,125 active core titles) as well as more than 120 monographs. The database also contains full text for more than 680 journals, including many of the most used journals in the discipline, such as Environment (back to 1975), Ecologist, Conservation Biology, etc. Additionally, Environment Complete provides full text for 120 monographs, such as Encyclopedia of World Environmental History (3 volumes), Advances in Water Treatment & Environmental Management, etc.

I did a sample search in Environment Complete using key words “energy security”. It yielded 838 full text articles, which appear mostly in academic journals and magazines. You can continue to refine the search results by limiting to recent years, or only showing the articles covered in certain geography, such as United States or China.


Have a topic in mind? Give it try using Environment Complete today to jumpstart your research. Stop by the library to see a librarian if you have any questions, or email us anytime at reference@vermontlaw.edu.

Access this terrific and more environmental databases here:



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Proquest databases temporarily down from 10pm-3am, 2/28/15

On February 28, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of their products. The window is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and will last for five (5) hours.

During this time access to the ProQuest products will not be available and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance. We subscribe to the following databases which will be affected include:

  • Proquest Congressional
  • Environment Abstracts
  • Environmental Impact Statement: Digests
  • Sustainability Sciences Abstract

Thank you for your understanding. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact Chenfang Yang, cyang@vermontlaw.edu, if you have any questions.

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