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Environment and Sustainability LibGuide: Getting Started

Reference Books

Reference books — such as encyclopedias, atlases, and directories — are useful for topic overviews, historical background, statistics, images, maps, and more. Here are some suggested Reference Book titles in Environmental and Sustainability-related subject areas. 

Title

Location

Encyclopedia of Global Change

REF 363.7 E532

The Encyclopedia Dictionary of Environmental Change

REF 363.7 E533

Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

REF 363.7 M66e

Environmental Performance Measurement: the global report 2001-2002

REF 363.70021 E58

Online Reference Books

Three of the library’s databases allow you to do keyword searches across a large selection of high quality reference works online, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and directories. These works help you find topic overviews, statistics, images, maps, and more. Because they have full text online, you can access these materials any time using any computer.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Over 70 reference works
Oxford Reference Online Premium Over 190 reference works published by Oxford University Press, including Oxford Companions, dictionaries, and encyclopedias

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