Explore GREENR

The Libraries recently added a subscription to GREENR, a compilation of journal articles, encyclopedia entries, web sites and case studies on the environment, energy and natural resources. You can browse by topic or geography, or search by keyword, author, person, company, etc. GREENR includes audio and video clips, as well as newswires and blog entries and you can identify these through the Advanced Search.

GREENR is paid for with the Libraries’ Sustainability Fund. Contact Madeleine Charney, Sustainability Studies Liaison at 413-577-0784 with your questions or comments.

New Online Reference Sources

The following e-reference titles have been added to the UMass Amherst collections. You can find them by searching in the UMass Amherst library catalog and UMA WorldCat:

  • BioOne 2 – Bioscience research journals in full text. Includes access journals. Coverage varies; earliest is 1994-present.
  • GREENER – A mix of journal articles, encyclopedia entries, case studies and web sites on environmental issues, arranged topically and/or geographically.
  • Sustainability Watch – Summaries of current issues in sustainability, with bibliographies.
  • If you have questions about using any of these sources, contact a Reference Librarian

Trial for CAB E-Books

The Libraries now have a trial for CAB e-books published by CABI since 2000. The entire CAB collection includes over 500 titles covering the applied life sciences, with collections of titles in agriculture; animal and veterinary science; environmental life sciences; human health, food and nutrition; leisure and tourism; and plant sciences.

The trial goes through June 15th. Contact Naka Ishii, ISEL Reference Librarian, at 413-545-1656 with questions or comments.

Plant Management Network – New Database Added

The Plant Management Network includes four journals, a collection of images of pests, proceedings of agriculture meetings, Insect Management Tests, Plant Disease Management Tests, and other plant and crop resources produced by a non-profit network of societies and institutions. You can search across journals or subject collections of resources.

If you have questions or would like assistance using this resource, contact Madeleine Charney, liaison librarian for the Stockbridge School, at 413-545-0784.

Environmental Resource Handbook

The Libraries have recently added Environment Resource Handbook to our online reference collection. This directory provides contact information, website, organization type, executives and description for over 7,000 associations, organizations & government agencies, awards & honors, conferences & trade shows, goundations & charities, national parks & , wildlife refuges, research centers & educational programs, legal resources, etc. You can easily browse, search and download data from the directory.

Contact Madeleine Charney, Agriculture Library Liaison at 413-577-0784 with questions or comments about this resource.

U.S. Geological Survey Publications Warehouse

The USGS Publications Warehouse provides a catalog of older publications and a source for downloading newer ones. You may search for warehouse contents, or browse for maps, aerial photographs, real time data (wildfires, landslides, volcanoes and … Pintail Duck Migration), satellite imagery, software and biology publications (by U.S. region and research stations).

GreenFILE: New Resource for Environmental Studies

GreenFILE covers multidisciplinary research on the interaction between humans and the natural environment, including the topics of green building, pollution, recycling, renewable energy and sustainable agriculture. It offers abstracts and indexing for scholarly, government and general interest publications, as well as full-text for open access titles.

For assistance using this database, contact a reference librarian at 413-545-0150.

New Journals from the American Geophysical Union

The library now has online access to following journals published by AGU in 2008:

These journals are also available through the UMass Amherst Library Catalog and the E-journals List.

Database for Sustainable Building Practices

BuildingGreen Suite collects articles on sustainable design, U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system and GreenSpec Guideline Specifications; case studies of high performance buildings; and a directory of green products from windows and doors, to paints & coatings, sitework and landscaping, insulation and lighting. It also includes issues of Environmental Building News back to 1992. The database is designed for browsing, though simple search is also available.