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Government Documents on the Environment: Government Documents on the Environment

Government Documents on the Environment

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, NexisUni (Purdue Users Only) covering legal issues including court cases and law review articles,  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.

Useful scholarly article databases for environmental history include America:  History and Life covering U.S. & Canadian history and Historical Abstracts covering historical literature from other global regions.

ProQuest Historical Annual Reports (Provides access to company annual reports going back to 1844.  Most reports from publicly traded countries date from the 1934 Securities and Exchange Act requiring publicly traded companies selling stock to publish annual reports.)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers (Articles from major U.S. newspapers)

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