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Saguaro National Park Website
Green Building Websites
EPA on Green Building
Website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
U. S. Green Building Council (LEED)
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
Information on Climate and Weather
Suggested keywords for your search. Combine them under "advanced search."
- gray water/recycling/low flow uses
- energy conservation/building materials/light sources (LED, solar)
- xeris landscaping
- ecologically sensitive/landfill/sewage
- solar energy
- sustainable design
- green design
- William McDonough
- southwest native american culture/farming practices/adobe buildings
Databases and Journal Articles
Tennessee Electronic Library
Use the Advanced Search feature and try using the suggested keywords above, for example, gray water as one keyword phrase and recycling as another.
NOTE: Indexes Audubon, Sierra, and other environmental magazines.
Science in Context
Contains journal articles and ebooks in environmental science, the field that is concerned with the study of the natural environment and the effects on that environment of human activity and natural events.
JSTOR Includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references.
GreenFILE/EBSCO Research Databases
GreenFILE offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts together with links to Open Access full text.
Global Issues in Context
Coverage of countries and issues, emphasizing a global perspective, which includes podcast, videos, primary sources, world newspaper articles, reference encyclopedias, links to government and organization websites, and interactive graphs, tables, and charts.
National Geographic Virtual Library
Magazine articles from 1988 to the present as well as a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images, and videos.
After exhausting some of the resources on this page, Google Scholar would be a good choice, or the Advanced Search feature in Google.
U.S. Geological Survey
Information on the health of ecosystems and environment, natural hazards, natural resources, impacts of climate and land-use change, and core science systems.
The Encyclopedia of Earth
This encyclopedia is an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society (Wikipedia). Contributors to the Encyclopedia of Earth are made up of scientists, educators, and professionals within the environmental field who are vetted by the Environmental Information Coalition (EIC) Stewardship Committee.
Great for finding general information about ecosystems. Remember, you'll need usernames and passwords if you are researching off campus. See the box on this page for the off-campus link.
Off Campus Access to Databases and Ebooks