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Government Documents on the Environment: Government Documents on the Environment

Government Documents on the Environment


Government Documents on the Environment


Government agencies are major sources of environmental information. Federal, state, foreign, and international government organizations produce enormous amounts of information on environmental subjects. Subject headings you can use to search the Library Catalog for government documents pertaining to the environment include:

Environmental Policy
Environmental Policy United States
Environmental Protection United States
Hazardous Substances
Hazardous Substances--Law and Legislation--United States
Hydraulic Fracturing
NIMBY Syndrome

The principal index for U.S. Government publications is the Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications HSSE REF & Periodicals 016.353 Un36. This index is also
available online from 1976-present. Other useful indexes to U.S. Government information include ProQuest Statistical  (Purdue Users Only) covering statistical publications, Lexis-Nexis Academic (Purdue Users Only) covering legal issues including court cases,  Environmental Abstracts (Purdue Users Only) covering environmental topics, and the Congressional Information Service (CIS) Index HSSE REF 328.73005 C76 covering congressional publications. Connect HERE for information on downloading Purdue Libraries Ebooks.


Subject Specialist

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Bert Chapman
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