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Environmental Science Resources: General Environmental Science Web Resources

Library resources for Environmental Science including databases, journals (print & electronic), and books (also print & electronic)!

Online Resources

This is a list of general Environmental Resources, several specific to New Jersey.  If you are looking for information about a specific topic, see the sub-categories in this section that include Environmental Law, Geology, Hydrogeology, Oceanography, Meteorology, and Toxicology.

Website Evaluation

While it may seem easier to do a web search for information rather than use a library database, you need to critically evaluate web sites. While there are numerous web pages that describe how to evaluate a web site, here are a few that you may find useful:

Evaluation Criteria: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask

Website Evaluation Wizard

Search Everything: Find Books & Media, Articles, and More!

Found a Citation?

Citation Tracking

When reviewing articles and books, or even searching the Internet, you might come across citations for other articles that you'd like to see.  Citation tracking is the act of looking for the original source of that citation and can be a bit challenging with so many databases to choose from at the Library!

This short tutorial will show you how to use the main search box on our website to see if we have access to the article you're after.

If we don't have an article at all, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan (see below).

If, on the other hand, you see that the article is only available in a physical format (Available at Cheng Library Periodicals Collection), complete an Article Request Form to have us digitize it for you!.

*** Before using your credit card to pay for articles online, be sure to contact the Library to see if we can get it for you, for free!

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