Environmental Studies

Welcome to your Environmental Studies research home.

Research Help

Need help with library research? Not sure what resource to use or how to phrase your search questions? Ask me! I'm Rachel Sperling, your personal librarian. I can be reached

  • by using the Ask a Librarian! form
  • by Antioch email [rsperling1@antioch.edu]
  • by telephone 603.283.2404
  • by visiting the library

Schedule an Appointment

I'm generally on campus weekdays, and certain weekend days depending on class schedules. I especially try to be available for 'drop-in' help during breaks and lunch hours on class days. Drop by; or call or email to schedule an appointment at a time that's convenient for you. I also do a lot of consultation by email, phone, and Skype, if that's what works better for you!

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Journals/Articles | Conference Papers | Free Access Databases

Recommended Databases

Access restricted to current students, staff, and faculty of Antioch University New England and the Leadership & Change PhD program of Antioch University.


  • ABI/Inform Full text database which includes management & planning journals
  • Academic Search Complete Scholarly, multidisciplinary database
  • AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) A bibliographic database of citations to agricultural literature, created by the National Agricultural Library
  • Biological Abstracts (BIOSIS) Index and abstracts to international journal articles in biological and medical research
  • Birds of North America (BNA) Online A comprehensive reference on the life histories of North American birds, including audio and video content, produced by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the American Ornithologists' Union
  • Dissertations and Theses Database Dissertation Abstracts online plus full text of dissertations going back to about 1997.
  • Electronic Journal Center [EJC] Scholarly, multi-disciplinary, full-text database. Searches can be limited to broad subject areas, such as earth sciences, life sciences, and social sciences
  • Environment Complete Full text database covering , ecosystem ecology, energy, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more
  • Environmental Studies Master's Theses and Projects
  • Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management Includes several subfiles including Ecology Abstracts and Environmental Impact Statement Abstracts
  • GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) NOTE: It will ask for another password; use 'antioch.' Authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and issues on the environment, sustainability and more. Content includes hundreds of English-language international newspapers, magazines and refereed journals; videos, podcasts and images, case studies to support targeted research, and more.
  • JSTOR Full text archive of over 100 journals from ecology, botany, and biological and health sciences, going back to their first issues. Content does not cover the most recent 3-5 years, however. JSTOR (Journal STORage) is primarily meant as a historical archive.
  • LexisNexis Full text of national and regional newspapers, broadcast transcripts, international news, some environmental journals, federal and state laws, and more
  • Research Methods Online (SAGE) "a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SRMO links over 100,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content. Since SRMO focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more."
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (ISI Web of Science) Find out how many times an author or particular study has been cited in the literature
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory Detailed information about nearly 50,000 journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more
  • Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide For all animal studies

Conference Papers

Free Access Databases

  • AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access, free version) A bibliographic database of citations to agricultural literature, created by the National Agricultural Library
  • DuckData A comprehensive bibliography of published literature on the ecology, conservation, and management of North American waterfowl and their wetland habitats
  • InfoNatura Conservation information on the birds and mammals of Latin America & the Caribbean
  • NatureServe Biodiversity information
  • PrimateLit Provides bibliographic access to the scientific literature on nonhuman primates
  • S.O.R.A. (Searchable Ornithological Research Archive) This website provides free access to a full text, historical archive of the following journals:
    • Auk (1884-1999)
    • Condor (1899-2000)
    • Journal of Field Ornithology (1930-1999)
    • North American Bird Bander (1976-2000)
    • Ornithological Monographs (1964-2005)
    • Pacific Coast Avifauna (1900-1974)
    • Studies in Avian Biology (1978-1999)
    • Western Birds (1970-2004)
    • Wilson Bulletin (1889-1999)

Books, Audio/Visual, and Other Materials

Selected Government Resources




  • Open CRS (Congressional Research Reports)



Selected Professional Organizations


Listservs are forums for communities centered around topics, disciplines, or professions, where the group communicates through email. When you are subscribed to a listerv, you can post messages to a group of people by sending one email to the list. In turn you will also receive emails that are posted to the list by other members. Listservs are one way to enter into professional conversations with colleagues. They're also a good job-hunting tool, as open positions in a particular field are often posted to listservs.

Here is a sampling of listservs with an environmental focus:

  • BIODIV-L: “a mailing list for news and announcements related to Biodiversity and Wildlife policy issues. Postings include biodiversity and wildlife policy news, announcements of workshops/conferences, job listings, and information on new publications and online resources.”
  • ECOLOG-L: Listserv of the Ecological Society of America, including news, jobs, grants, and more.
  • H-Environment: Listserv for folks interested in environmental history.
  • MARMAN: “an edited e-mail discussion list which focuses on marine mammal research and conservation, run through the University of Victoria. The list was established in August 1993 specifically for marine mammal researchers and graduate students, as well as those actively involved in marine mammal conservation and management.”

Check out the map below for places that our current ES students are doing research and where our ES alums did their master's and doctoral work.

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