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Environmental Science and Regional Planning (Social Science)

Environmental Science and Regional Planning at WSU's Holland and Terrell Libraries

Collection Development Policy

School of the Environment

The Holland and Terrell Libraries contain resources for students and faculty interested in the social science aspects of Environmental Science and Regional Planning. If you have any social science-oriented questions not answered on this page or the WSU Libraries website, please contact Betty Galbraith at the Owen Science Library or review the School off the Environment webpage. 

Resources for Environmental Science

Book or Compilation:

  • Find a book from here at WSU or from one of our Summit libraries.
  • Borrow a book from anywhere in the world using Interlibrary Loan
  • Request that we buy a book for the WSU library (don't forget your WSU contact info!).
  • Come by and browse the shelves! Here are the call numbers where you can find most biology topics on the 5th floor of the Owen Science and Engineering Library. Look at QE, QH, QK, QL, QM, QP, and QR.

 Article or Conference Presentation:

  • For known items, look for the journal title in our Library Catalog to see if we own the issue that you need.
  • If you need to find articles on a subject, but don't know where to begin, there are a large number of places to search. WSU pays for some resources to help:
    • Go to the WSU Libraries' databases of Environmental Science journal articles
    • To search within any one of these databases, click on the name and it'll take you to that database.
    • When you find an article, watch for theFind it at WSU button button:
      • Click on this button you will redirected to WSU Search it where you can see if we have an article electronically or can borrow it from another library.
  • For articles published prior to our online indexes, check the library for our print indexes. Examples:
    • Biological Abstracts:
      • 1926-1995 (Owen A&I South Alcove)
      • 1969-present (BIOSIS online)
    • Biological Abstracts/RRM: This is the major indexing source in biology for reviews, reports and meetings.
      • 1965-1995 (Owen A&I South Alcove)
      • 1969-present (BIOSIS online)
    • Science Citation Index:
      • 1955-1991 (Owen A&I East Alcove)
      • 1980-present (Web of Science online)

Open Access Scholarly Journal Article:

Dissertation or Theses:




Technical Reports

  • Think U.S. Government documents:
    • NTIS: the National Technical Information Service
    • OSTI
    • U.S. government's official web portal
    • Technical reports, journal citations, databases, Federal web sites from 14 scientific and technical information organizations

Institutional Repositories:

Gathering Statistical Resources:

Internet Resources

Science Librarian and Instruction Coordinator

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Emily Cukier
Owen Science & Engineering Library 131
(509) 335 8071
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