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Use databases and recommended websites for environmental science research.
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  • General Science Collection (Gale)  
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  • Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale)  
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  • Salem Science
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  • Salem History  
    E-books featuring great events and biographies of famous (and infamous) individuals provide helpful resources for many subject areas including science and mathematics.

Websites for Scholarly Articles

 PubMed provides citations and links to full-text content for biomedical literature, life science journals, and online books. provides science journals and information from Department of Energy and global resources.


PLOS provides Open Access publishing of peer-reviewed journals.


PBS Video: Ken Burns and The Dust Bowl


Environmental Science Books

Search Follett e-shelf for e-books as well as the online catalog for print resources. Gale Virtual Reference Library  and Salem Science also contains e-books on Science and Environmental issues. See Librarian for passwords.

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Biomass - Amanda De La Garza
Call Number: 333.95 BIO
ISBN: 0737735864
Publication Date: 2006
Thirteen essays introduce biomass energy, covering its history and how it works; present opposing viewpoints on biomass issues, such as its effect on the environment and whether it could eradicate hunger or lead to starvation; and discuss possibilities for the future.

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Life on the Edge - Michael Gross
Call Number: 578.4 GRO
ISBN: 0738204455
Publication Date: 2001
Examines life forms that live in extreme environments that scientists had previously thought were uninhabitable, including the antarctic ice, hot springs, and on Mars.

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Environmental Issues in American History - Chris J. Magoc
Call Number: 333.27 MAG
ISBN: 0313322082
Publication Date: 2006
Presents an examination of a wide range of issues related to the environment in American history, including the control of water in early industrial America, wildlife conservation, the causes and consequences of the Dust Bowl, and more.

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Garbage Land - Elizabeth Royte
Call Number: 363.72 ROY
ISBN: 0316738263
Publication Date: 2005
Follows the journey of American trash from the garbage can to the dump, the recycling center, and elsewhere, speaking to experts on varied aspects of garbage--odor chemists, conservation scientists, CEOs, and others; examining the impact of consumption on the environment; and exploring options for change.


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Science Videos on the Web

  • MIT Video Website
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