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Library resource for science writers

Manage your references

Use these tools to help you organize and cite your references:

Important Databases

Selected Environment Article Databases

These are some of the most heavily used databases covering science and technical literature.

  • Web of Science Articles in high-impact science, social science, engineering, arts and humanities. 1900 - present. Includes Cited reference search. Now includes conference papers. Try the Additional Resources, Science Watch.
  • Compendex
    Find articles, conference papers, and reports in all fields of engineering. 1884 - present.


  • Greenwire Provides daily coverage of environmental and energy news with a focus on politics and policy. 2000 - present.

  • LexisNexis Academic Provides full text of many news, business and legal sources, including the New York times. Also leads to Congressional and Statistical databases.


  • E-Books An entire page of links

  • Knovel Search for scientific & engineering information via an extensive collection of engineering & scientific e-books. Includes interactive tables & graphs.

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