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Science and Politics: Reference Materials

Reference Materials

Why Reference Sources?

Is your research topic too big to cover in a short paper?  Is your topic so specific that sources will be hard to find?

Before you even begin your research, start the process with reference sources-- in the Library's Reference Section or online in our databases.  Reference books, like subject encyclopedias, can give you a head start and make your research easier in the long run.  Use reference sources to:

  • find a topic
  • narrow your topic
  • find keywords
  • get background information on your topic

Collections of Many Online Reference Books in one place:

Credo Reference     and    Gale eBooks / Gale Virtual Reference Library   and  Salem Press

Oxford Reference and Sage Knowledge Reference also have thousands of scholarly, academic articles, but they are a bit more difficult to use.   Click here to find instructions on how to use these collections of reference books.

 ABCs of Environmental Regulation
Atlas of Global Conservation Reference S 936 .A 75 2010
Conflicts over Natural Resources: A Reference Handbook. General S 944 .V 38 2007
Critical Government Documents on the Environment General GE 180 .P 45 2015
Culture Wars in America: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices
Dictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance.
Dictionary of Environmental Quotations. Reference GE10.D55 1992
Elgar Encyclopedia of Technology and Politics
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
Encyclopedia of American Environmental History.
Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste : The Social Science of Garbage.
Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues
Encyclopedia of Environment and Society.
Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy.
Encyclopedia of Environmental Health and Science. Reference RA 565 .S 64 2012
Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues. Reference GE 10 .E 523 2011
Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Governance and Politics. Reference GE170 .E 53 2017
Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience.   Reference  Q 157 .E 57 2000
Encyclopedia of Public Choice
Encyclopedia of Science and Religion. Reference BL 240.3 .E 53 2003

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication
Encyclopedia of Sustainability. Reference GE10 .E 528 2010

Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene

Environmental  and Natural Resource Economics:  An Encyclopedia
Environmental Engineering Dictionary

Environmental Geography: People and the Environment
Environmental Security: A Guide to the Issues.
The Facts on File Dictionary of Environmental Science, Reference GE 10 .F 33 2007

Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health.
Green Atlas.
Green Cities: An A to Z Guide.
Green Education: An A to Z Guide.
Green Ethics and Philosophy: An A to Z Guide.
Green Issues and Debates
Green Politics: An A to Z Guide
Guide to U.S. Environmental Policy
Handbook of Global Environmental Politics.
Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Issues : An Encyclopedia. Reference GF 50 .J 65 2003
International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics.
Leadership in Science and Technology: A Reference Handbook.
Natural Resource Conflicts : From Blood Diamonds to Rainforest Destruction.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology.
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence:  Opinions Throughout History

Sage Encyclopedia of Theory in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Science and Political Controversy: A Reference Handbook. General Q 175.5 .N 469 2014
Science and Politics: An A to Z Guide. Reference Q 175.52 .U 6 S 45 2014
Science, Religion, and Society : An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Controversy.

Science, Technology, and Society: an introduction.  General CB478. G63 2022
Scientific Thought: In Context.

Statistical Abstract of the United States.   Latest print editions at Ready Reference. Older editions at General HA 202 .U 5 S 93

Technology and Humanity:  Critical Insights to Literature.  General  PN  56 .T 37 T43 2013
U.S. Land and Natural Resources Policy : History, Debates, State Data, Maps, and Primary Documents.

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