The new database, GreenFILE, produced by EBSCO, concentrates on human interactions with the environment. It is a small database, which indexes many different types of documents, from scholarly journal articles to recipes from popular journals. About 6% of the articles have links to full text. The searching is transparent and flexible, including limiting by scholarly titles.
For research in depth, you mustn’t neglect the larger, more comprehensive databases in environmental sciences/studies and the subject database(s) most related to your topic.
For more information from the announcement in Knowledgespeak Newsletter of April 2, 2008, read on…
The database seeks to serve as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing planet Earth. It covers topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a perspective on the positive and negative ways humans have an effect on the ecology.
GreenFILE’s initial release will include A&I for more than 600 titles, including coverage from volume 1, issue 1 to present for titles such as Bioscience, Conservation Biology, Journal of Ecology and Journal of Environmental Planning & Management. The total number of records is about 295,000, and full text is provided for more than 4,600 records from open access titles.