Resources for Intro to Environmental Studies
Check Encore (the library catalog) for general environmental studies books like encyclopedias or dictionaries as well as books on your specific topic. (Note: books may be either at ODY Library or Launders Science Library or both!)
If you don't find a lot of results in our catalog, don't forget to ask a librarian to help you find books at other libraries that can be delivered to SLU. You don't have to limit yourself to items available on campus BUT you need to plan ahead a bit to get things from other places.
Credo Environmental E-Reference: This site can help you narrow down a topic, get general ideas for topics, and help you find more information on a topic you've already decided on.
Encyclopedia of Earth: (Environmental Information Coalition and the National Council for Science and the Environment) Encyclopedia that contains articles about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. Articles are written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each other's work. They are written in non-technical language and are useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well as to the general public.
EPA Glossary: List of terms and definitions of many environmental topics.
MacMillan Dictionary - Environmental issues: Another list of terms related to environmental topics.