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Earth Sciences Subject Guides:

Research Resources for IPER


Use Searchworks, Stanford’s Library Catalog, to find books and other materials (journal titles, not journal articles). If you are just starting your research, try a "keyword" search or use the following Library of Congress Subject Headings:

  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental economics
  • Sustainable development
  • Economic development--environmental aspects

To look for books that Stanford does not own, search WorldCat (WorldCatalog from OCLC).

Background and Reference Information:

Research Guides:


  • International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics (GE170 .I55 2002 at Green Information Center)
  • Encyclopedia of Environmetrics, Vols. 1-4 (GE45 .S73 E53 2001 at Branner)
  • Encyclopedia of Global Change: Environmental Change and Human Society, Vols. 1-2 (GE149 .E47 2002 at Green and Branner)
  • The Environment Encyclopedia and Directory 2005 (GE10 .E68 2005 at Branner)

Journal Articles:

Databases: (for a full list of Stanford databases see Databases A-Z)

Journals with online access:

  • Ecology (1920-present [minus current 4 years] from JSTOR; recent issues from ESA)
  • Environment and Development Economics (1997-present from Cambridge)
  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (current year from Springer)
  • Foreign Policy (1970-present [minus current 3 years] from JSTOR)
  • Global Ecology and Biogeography (1998-present from Synergy)
  • Global Environmental Politics (2001-present from MITPress)
  • International Social Science Journal (1998-present from Ingenta)
  • Journal of Ecology (1913-present [minus current 3 years] from JSTOR; recent issues from Synergy)
  • Journal of Environment and Development (1999-present from Sage)
  • Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management (1999-present from EBSCO)
  • Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning (1999-2002)
  • Journal of Environmental Planning and Management (1995-present from Ingenta)
  • Nature (1970-present)
  • Organization and Environment (1999-2005, from Sage)
  • Science (1880-present [minus current 5 years] from JSTOR; recent issues from Science)

Print Journals:

  • The Ecologist (1970-present)
  • Foreign Affairs (1922-present)
  • Global Change Newsletter (1989-present)
  • International journal of sustainable development and world ecology (1994-present)

Web Resources:

Stanford Resources:


Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution

IPER (Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources)

GCEP (Stanford Global Climate and Energy Project )

Woods Institute for the Environment

Libraries & Collections:


Branner Earth Sciences Library Visit Branner for materials on environmental topics such as general geology, climate, hydrology, oil and natural gas, mining, earthquakes and other natural disasters. Branner also houses the library's map collections as well as the publications of the U.S. Geological Survey, state geological surveys, and foreign agencies.

Crown Law Library holds materials on the legal aspects of environmental issues.

Cubberley Education Library can provide information about environmental education.

Engineering Library focuses on environmental engineering, including water treatment; environmental fate and transport of contaminants; treatment and removal of environmental toxins; air pollution; fluid mechanics; and water resources planning.

Falconer Biology Library has environmental related-materials for topics such as global ecology and wildlife conservation.

Green Library In Green Library you will find information about public policy, sustainable development, the political and economic aspects of environmental issues, sociology, and research methodology.

Jackson Business Library has materials related to business, management, economic development, environmental valuing and incentives.

Jonsson Library of Government Documents includes environment-related materials published by international governmental organizations. The collection holds publications of various organizations, including the United Nations Environment Programme, World Bank, OECD, and UNESCO. The United States Federal depository collection includes Environmental Protection Agency works, and US legislative and regulatory documents related to environmental protection.

Lane Medical Library has information on the effects of pollutants on human health and their medical treatment. Areas of particular interest are toxicology, environmental health, occupational health, and health effects of water pollution.

Miller Library at Hopkins Marine Station (in Pacific Grove) emphasizes marine biology and marine ecosystems. It includes material on marine pollution, resource management and conservation, including fisheries and marine mammals.

Social Sciences Resource Center

Subject Specialist Directory


Gatt Digital Library (This site provides access to documents and information of and about the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), an organization that promoted international commerce and the reduction of trade barriers among member states from 1947-1994.)

Information about GATT/WTO Documents at Stanford

Beyond Stanford:

Columbia University Libraries: Environmental Policy Studies


Back to Branner's homepage, or view other subject guides:

General Earth Sciences | Climatology and Meteorology | Earth Systems / The Environment | Earthquakes and Seismology | Environmental Geochemistry | Geochemistry - Mineralogy - Metamorphic and Igneous Petrology | Geomathematics and Geostatistics | Geomechanics, Rock Mechanics, & Structural Geology | Geophysics and Geodesy | Hydrogeology | Indexes to Journal Articles, Reports, Maps, Etc. | IPER | Marine Geology and Physical Oceanography | Ore Deposits | Petroleum Engineering | Paleontology - Petroleum Geology - Sedimentary Petrology - Stratigraphy | Soils | Selected Sites for Geoscientists | Writing in the Earth Sciences

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Author: Samantha Teplitzky

Last modified: November 8, 2010

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