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“EBSCO’s GreenFILE is a free database offering access to research-related information on human impacts to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government, and general interest titles include content about the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and local /national governments and what can be done on each level to minimize the negative impact. Topics covered include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and recycling. Articles are retrieved from 600 titles with nearly 300,000 articles, including full-text access from more than 4,600 open access titles. The same general search of terms and concepts related to green or sustainable buildings (including libraries), architecture, design, etc., provides nearly 3,900 records from academic journals, magazines, books/monographs, book reviews, reports, and government documents.”
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Selection for January – February 2010
The following Environmental journals have been selected and will be available to you until the end of February 2010:
- Environmental Health
- Microbial Ecology
- Global Change – Climate Change
- Energy Efficiency
- Pollution & Remediation
- Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health
- Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
- Environmental Management
- Environmental Management
- The Environmentalist
- Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy
- Aquatic Sciences
- Estuaries and Coasts
- Aquaculture International
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Please note that you will continue to have unlimited access if your library or institution has an online subscription.
Princeton University now has subscriptions to all the Springer journals.
OARE programme registers 1500 institutions in less than three years – 18 May 2009
Research4Life has announced that the Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) programme has registered 1500 institutions since its launch in 2006, an increase of nearly 700 percent. Scientists, researchers and environmental policy-makers in 1,500 not-for-profit institutions in the world’s poorest countries will now gain free or low cost access to the latest environmental science literature from the world’s leading journals, books and databases. Research4Life is the collective name given to HINARI, AGORA and OARE, the three public-private partnership programmes of the WHO, FAO, UNEP, Cornell and Yale Universities and the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers.
OARE’s sister programmes, HINARI Access to Research Initiative and Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA), have also shown significant growth. Established in 2002, registrations for HINARI have grown by 61 percent since 2006 so that researchers at 3,866 not-for-profit institutions in 108 countries now have access to over 6,300 medical and health journals. Registrations for AGORA (established in 2003) have increased by 77 percent since 2006, providing researchers at 1,760 developing world institutions with access to 1,276 food, agriculture, and related social sciences journals.
More than 150 publishers now participate in the programmes, including Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Springer and many university and society presses. Together with technology partner Microsoft, Research4Life seeks to help achieve the UN’s millennium development goals by providing the developing world with access to critical up-to-date scientific research.
Today the Royal Society of Chemistry has announced that its new journal, Energy and Environmental Science is freely accessible. They do ask each individual to register for access, however.
A new journal linking all aspects of the chemical sciences relating to energy conversion and storage, alternative fuel technologies and environmental science.
The National Academies have released the 2008 edition of “Understanding and Responding to Climate Change,” a booklet designed to give the public a comprehensive and easy-to-read analysis of findings and recommendations from expert consensus reports on climate change.
You may download or order free copies of the climate change booklet, “Earth Observations from Space”, and or “What you need to know about energy” at