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Quick List of Databases for Environmental Conservation

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  • Agricola  
    Indexes articles in "applied biology" including aquaculture & fisheries, forestry, wildlife management & conservation, extension & education. 1970-present.
    Research, product info, and articles on the "green" building movement. Includes the monthly newsletter, Environmental Building News.
  • CAB Abstracts
    Similar subject coverage to Agricola but produced by the British Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux. Longer date coverage: 1910-present
  • Engineering Village
    Indexes engineering journal articles, conference papers, and web sites, 1884-present. Useful for engineering aspects of the Building and Construction Technology program, or regarding structures for water resources or conservation plans.
  • GreenFILE
    Scholarly journal and magazine articles on the environment and sustainability in building, agriculture and energy, 1973-current.
    Good place for an overview. Journal articles, encyclopedia entries, case studies and web sites on environmental issues, arranged topically and/or geographically
  • Web of Science
    Indexes selected peer-reviewed journals. Sciences covered from 1900-present. Special feature: Extensive cross-indexing of cited references in all articles.

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