Environmental Resources | Reference E-Short Takes, April 15, 2016

Annual Review of Environment and Resources
Annual Reviews; http://www.annualreviews.org/loi/energy

000_Annual_ReviewsFormerly called Annual Review of Energy and the Environment, and prior to that, Annual Review of Energy, this resource has been in publication since 1976. It provides authoritative reviews of topics within environmental science and engineering, including ecology and conservation science, water and energy resources, atmosphere, oceans, climate change, agriculture and living resources, and aspects of human use of resources and impacts on global change. The current volume features Universal Access to Electricity: Closing the Affordability Gap, Environmental Change in the Deep Ocean and a timely Safe Drinking Water for Low-Income Regions.

Personal and institutional subscription/purchase options include online, print plus online, and print only. All “Annual Reviews” series are available as an integrated online product, accessible through a single site license. Institutions may combine specific journals to create a custom collection. Annual Reviews also offers a comprehensive digital edition of the Sciences Collection back volumes with their Electronic Back Volume Collection (EBVC). Online reviews are available in HTML or PDF format.

Applied Science & Technology Source
EBSCO Industries; 


000_Applied_ScienceThis resource contains full text for nearly 1,300 titles and indexing and abstracts for more than 4,000 academic journals, professional publications, and other reference sources. It includes a database-specific thesaurus and citations to more than nine million articles, including book reviews, with searchable, cited references for key journals. With coverage dating back to 1909, content includes coverage of a wide variety of applied science specialties—acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear and civil engineering, computers and informatics, and much more—from leading trade and industrial journals, professional and technical society journals, specialized subject periodicals, buyers’ guides, and directories and conference proceedings. Titles include Journal of Construction Engineering & Management, Journal of Environmental Health, Environmental Earth Sciences, and Environmental Science & Technology.

Related products include Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Applied Science & Technology Index, and Applied Science & Technology Index Retrospective, for coverage spanning 1913–83. Indexing and citations include book reviews and the complete files of Industrial Arts Index (1913–57). Utilizing historical and updated subject headings, the retrospective database offers insight into the ways environmental issues were once framed.

The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990: Reduction of Acid Rain, Urban Air Pollution, and Environmental Policy
Archives Unbound; 
Gale Cengage Learning;

archives2016jpgAvailable via Archives Unbound, Gale’s platform of “topically-focused digital collections of historical documents,” this database contains essential documents that cover the enactment and implementation of the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) and other environmental issues.

Comprising files and reports from the George H.W. Bush presidency, the CAAA of 1990 collection supports research in legal, political, and environmental disciplines. Materials include correspondence from organizations such as the Environment Defense Fund, the Clean Air Working Group, and the National Association of Manufacturers supporting or opposing specific provisions; memos discussing the implementation and enforcement of the provisions; reports comparing the House and Senate bills and the Bush administration’s proposals; a compilation of CAAA-mandated studies and research reports; a summary of President Bush’s regulatory reform initiative; papers on topics such as the Endangered Species Act and its economic effect; news clippings and editorials concerning environmental legislative proposals; speeches delivered by President Bush and others; press releases and fact sheets issued by the White House, the Department of the Interior, and the Environmental Protection Agency; and more. Cross-searchable with other collections on the platform, Archives Unbound will be available on Gale Artemis: Primary Sources, an integrated research environment that allows users to search across Gale primary source collections to which an institution subscribes.

Kanopy: Environmental Sciences
Kanopy StreamingService;

000 KanopyKanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that provides students and faculty access to more than 26,000 films, including titles from leading producers such as Criterion Collection, Universal Paramount, the Great Courses, New Day Films, California Newsreel, PBS, BBC, First Run Features, Media Education Foundation, Documentary Education Resources, and more. Organized into ten broad subject areas, and nearly 70 subtopics, the streaming service operates through a unique model in which institutions only pay for films watched.

With nearly 1000 titles in more than 20 languages, the Environmental Sciences subcategory includes feature films such as Climate Refugees: The Global Human Impact of Climate Change; Sun Come Up, nominated for a 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short; PBS’s American Experience: Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring; and the award-winning Blue Gold: World Water Wars. Series include Environmental Studies, Wild Garden Series, and Going to Green Complete Collection, with 19 clips such as Understanding Sustainability, Waste Management, Green Building, and Transportation.

An admin dashboard offers usage statistics, analytics, invoice and orders, MARC records, and more. Users can create playlists/clips, embed, and share using the tools below each film. Kanopy’s films come with captions and transcripts that are fully ADA (Americans with Disabilities) compliant.

Pollution Abstracts
ProQuest LLC;


000 Natural SciencePollution Abstracts is a subset of the larger ProQuest Natural Science Collection. This database provides coverage on scientific research and government policies for air pollution, marine pollution, freshwater pollution, sewage and wastewater treatment, environmental action, waste management, and land pollution. It also covers the effects of pollution on people and animals, and environmental action in response to global pollution issues. To ensure comprehensive coverage, material from conference proceedings and hard-to-find documents have been summarized along with information from primary scholarly journals in the field. Titles include Advances in Water Resources, American Journal of Environmental Sciences, Coastal Engineering, and International Journal of Environmental Science and Development. Content consists of books, reports, and government and official publications.

Updated monthly, with approximately 1,190 new items added, coverage extends from 1981 to the present. Records include abstracts and full bibliographic citations.

Content from the related resource ProQuest Environmental Science Collection will not be sold going forward. That product can be found in Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database and Agricultural & Environmental Science Database both also available as part of the Natural Science Collection.

About Bruce Connolly & Gail Golderman

Gail Golderman (goldermg@union.edu) is Electronic Resources Librarian and Bruce Connolly (connollb@union.edu) is Reference & Bibliographic Instruction Librarian, Schaffer Library, Union College, Schenectady, NY