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.

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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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Where do I find government and industry data?

Librarians at our Library regularly look out for prospective online resources that can better assist with the learning and researching. We are very happy to share that we just added another great resource for statistical researches. Statistical Abstract of the United States has always been a popular reference tool behind every reference desk. At VLS library, we have the print copy of this reference book. And now we just added the online version at a minimal price to enable our users to research on their laptops, wherever they are whenever they want. 1Published annually by the federal government since 1878, The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the best known statistical reference publication in the country, and perhaps the world. As a comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States, it is a snapshot of America and its people. Here you’ll find answers to questions such as “How much corn is grown in Iowa?”, or “What organization has the most authoritative data on foreclosures?”.

You can browse or search the Statistical Abstract. For more searching tips, check out the LibGuide by Proquest on Statistical Abstract of the United States. 

Happy researching! Let us know what you think of this new database! Find us at reference@vermontlaw.edu.

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