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School of Environmental Sustainability (SES) Research Guide
This research guide is designed to highlight major print and online Environmental Sustainability resources available through the Loyola University Chicago Libraries.
Quick links to major research databases are found in the box below. A more detailed list of databases relevant to research in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability are found under Databases, the second tab at the top of this guide.
Most Used Resources
Here are just a few of the most used databases for Environmental Sustainability. Be sure to look at the Databases tab of this subject guide to find more useful databases.
Academic Search Complete
Features thousands of full-text journals and offers coverage spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study including: anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology, and many other fields
Contains materials on agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, food and human nutrition and environmental sciences.
Agricultural & Environmental Science Database (previously Environment Abstracts)
Agricultural & Environmental Science Database encompasses all aspects of the impact of people and technology on the environment and the effectiveness of remedial policies and technologies. As of 1994, the database also provides expanded coverage of energy-related issues.
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
ERIC provides free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text.
This bibliographic database of information about environmental concerns, indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports.
Our JSTOR collection includes JSTOR Life Sciences covering disciplines such as aquatic science, botany, developmental & cell biology, ecology, paleontology, and zoology.
Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. It contains resources in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
Web of Science
A suite of citation databases including Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. You can also access Medline and Journal Citation Reports from this interface.
Environmental Science Data Sets
The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
The National Science Foundation's National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a continental-scale observation facility operated by Battelle and designed to collect long-term open access ecological data to better understand how U.S. ecosystems are changing. The comprehensive data, spatial extent and remote sensing technology provided by NEON will enable a large and diverse user community to tackle new questions at scales not accessible to previous generations of ecologists.
Sustainability at LUC
Loyola’s Sustainability Mission
Sustainability at Loyola is driven by our Jesuit tradition of social justice, our service to humanity, and our role as an institution of higher education. It is embodied in an educational experience for our students and activities that seek to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. We are committed to an inclusive process considering social, economic and environmental impacts and exemplified in a transformative education for our students.
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