Thursday, October 2, 2008

New GreenFILE Database is a Portal to Literature on the Environment

EBSCO's GreenFILE database, now available through the Cheng Library, offers access to well-researched information in the fields of environmental studies and ecology. It contains citations and abstracts for articles from over 265 academic journals, with additional references to books, essays, industry profiles, magazine and trade publication articles, market research reports, and pamphlets. 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. GreenFILE draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database currently contains approximately 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

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