The primary purpose of the collection is to support undergraduate research, study and teaching the programs of Sustainability and Environmental Studies.
Sustainability and Environmental Studies is highly interdisciplinary, and this collection supports related undergraduate and graduate coursework in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, and Departments of Biology, Earth & Space Sciences, Ecology & Evolution, Economics, English & American Literature, Environmental Engineering, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Policy, Social Welfare and Sociology.
English is the primary language of the collection; other languages are considered on an item-by-item basis.
All chronological periods are of interest for the history and philosophy of science, but the phenomenal growth in the sciences since the second World War and the development of environmental study and research during the last twenty five years are emphasized.
The collection is international in scope; the current collection is predominately from North American, Central & South American and European sources.
Interdisciplinary resources and titles are to be discussed, shared, and possibly collected or jointly collected with the subject specialist for that discipline or related subject. Interdisciplinary and related subjects include:
All formats collected including monographs, reference works, online information, multimedia content; but emphasizes journals, articles and other content via electronic databases. The Library relies on individual book selection and the general approval plan (YBP).
Textbooks when best available treatment of a topic, popular treatments of complex science topics for non-scientists, occasional second copies of titles in high demand, and technical reports and conference publications on significant interdisciplinary topics, especially in the environmental sciences and sustainability.
Theses and dissertations from other institutions, popular works, and most juvenile literature.
GE 1-350 Environmental Sciences
TD 1-1066 Environmental Technology, Environmental Pollution, Water Supply, Air Pollution
TJ 163.26-163.5, 807-830 Energy Conservation, Renewable Energy Sources
TP 315-360, 690-692.5 Fuel (alternative sources, environmental effects), Petroleum Refining (environmental effects)
TH 6014-6081 Environmental Engineering of Buildings (green design)
Z 5861-5863 General Environment, Human Ecology Bibliography
Z 7401-7407 Science Bibliography
A large selection of resources and materials online and at the Government Information & Resources Collection location in the Melville Library overlap and support research, study & teaching in Sustainability & Environmental Studies.
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