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CE 498 Civil Engineering Design: Environmental Databases

A selection of sources useful for the CE 498 Senior Design Project


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 Protection
Hazardous Substances
Hazardous Substances--Law and Legislation--United States

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 1994-present and from 1976-present in the GPO Index. Other useful indexes to U.S. Government information include Lexis-Nexis Statistical (Purdue Users Only) covering statistical publications, Lexis-Nexis Academic (Purdue Users Only) covering legal issues including court cases, Lexis-Nexis Environmental (Purdue Users Only) covering environmental topics, and the Congressional Information Service (CIS) Index HSSE REF 328.73005 C76 covering congressional publications.

Environmental Databases

Subject Guide

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