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Access World News - NewsBank

The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers in full-text content -- all in one easy-to-search database with a world map. Each provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community, as well as a distinctive focus offering a variety of viewpoints on local and world issues. Paid ads are excluded.

General Science Collection

This database provides information on all aspects of the scientific world and offers full text coverage for more than 60 of the most popular science publications.

GreenFILE

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for approximately 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more then 4,700 records.

Issues & Controversies - Facts on File

Analyzes and explains hundreds of controversial topics, in a language and format that students can understand. with balance, accuracy and regular updating.

ProQuest Science Journals

A definitive resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences. The Science Journals feature over 660 titles - with more than 540 available in full text. In full-text format, researchers have access to all the charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements so vital to scientific and technical literature.

SIRS

A comprehensive database portal which is comprised of several distinct reference databases including SIRS Researcher, SIRS Governement Reporter and SIRS Renaissance. It provides relevant, credible information on social issues, science, history, government, the arts and humanities.

Today's Science

Secondary-school students and researchers have turned to the monthly print editions of Today's Science On File since 1992 to find authoritative yet accessible information on the latest developments in science.

 

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eBooks

 

Alternative Energy

This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

Chemistry & Environmental Dictionary

"This dictionary contains definitions for most chemistry, environmental and other technical terms used on this site as well as many other chemistry and environmental terms."

Credo Reference

Over 500 highly-regarded titles from over 70 publishers; Credo General Reference covers every major subject.

ebrary

Access to over 25,000 books from publishers such as McGraw Hill, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.

EBSCO eBooks (formerly NetLibrary)

Over 5,000 eBooks are available to GBC students in the EBSCO eBook collection. Search by subject, title or author and research right from home.

Encyclopedia of American Environmental History

Covers every significant issue, event, law, and figure in U.S. environmental history.

Encyclopedia of Global Change

Encompassing tsunamis, elephant conservation, ocean pollution, mining regulation and permafrost melt, the 200 authoritative articles in this unique and wide-ranging encyclopedia investigate all types of phenomena that change life on Earth.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science

Designed for high-school students and lay adults, this collection of entries covers major areas of science including: biology, genetics, microbiology, astronomy, chemistry, physics, engineering, technology, geology, weather, archaeology, psychology, mathematics, and medicine, and provides readers with a wide range of up-to-date, relevant, and accurate information.

Science of Everyday Things

This 4-vol. set illustrates the importance of scientific and mathematical principles through their use in everyday life. Each volume focuses on a specific scientific discipline -- biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics -- offering students an in-depth understanding of each discipline and its theories.

Sustainability

Describes the innovations that will likely play a role in the near future for creating a critical mass in the environment's favor. Provides an overview of ecology and the philosophy of living for the environment rather than taking from it.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes

Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

Water: Science and Issues

This set covers all important water science concepts and current issues and highlights major historical developments and key figures. 4 volumes.

 

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Websites

 

Encyclopedia of Earth

"Electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The Encyclopedia is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each other's work."

OurEarth.org

News, links and environmental tips.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Research a variety of environmental areas.

Terms of Environment

Glossary provided by the EPA.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Discusses issues, provides laws and regulations and gives news.

World Resources Institute

Access to articles and publications, news and various environmental topics are covered.

 

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