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The EMU Library subscribes to a growing collection of online reference resources which include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, company information, style guides, etc.

This site contains links to over 400 online reference titles, organizes them by discipline, and allows you to browse descriptions of the titles. Disciplines include subcategories. For example, biology includes subcategories for botany, genetics, molecular and microbiology, zoology and animal resources. Multidisciplinary titles are usually listed under multiple disciplines.

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Environmental Studies

Blackwell’s Concise Encyclopedia of Ecology
Title: Blackwell’s concise encyclopedia of ecology [electronic resource] / edited by Peter Calow. Publisher: Oxford ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Science, 1999.

Blackwell’s Concise Encyclopedia of Environmental Management
Title: Blackwell’s concise encyclopedia of environmental management [electronic resource] / edited by Peter Calow. Publisher: Oxford [England] ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Science, 1999. Description: xiii, 165 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Dictionary of Ecology
Title: A dictionary of ecology [computer file] / edited by Michael Allaby. Concise Oxford dictionary of ecology. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society
Encyclopedia of environment and society [electronic resource] / Paul Robbins, general editor. Gale virtual reference library. Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, Inc., 2007. Description: Computer File Social ecology --Encyclopedias. Human ecology --Social aspects --Encyclopedias. Social change --Environmental aspects --Encyclopedias.

Endangered Species: a Reference Handbook
Title: Endangered species [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / Clifford J. Sherry. Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1998. Description: xiv, 269 p. ; 24 cm. Contents Introduction -- Major protection measures --Endangered and threatened species lists -- Chronology -- Biographical sketches -- U.S. legislation and international treaties -- U.S. endangered species litigation -- Organizations -- Print and nonprint resources.

Greening Federal Facilities: an Energy, Environmental, and Economic Resource Guide for Federal Facility Managers and Designers
Greening federal facilities [electronic resource] : an energy, environmental, and economic resource guide for federal facility managers and designers / edited by Alex Wilson. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, [2001] Subject(s): Public buildings --United States --Environmental aspects. Federal government --Energy conservation. Energy policy --United States. Public buildings --United States --Management --Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Handbook of Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
Handbook of environmental risk assessment and management [electronic resource] / edited by Peter Calow. "Environmental risk assessment Handbooks, manuals, etc. Environmental management Handbooks, manuals, etc."Blackwell Science, 1998. GE145 .H36 1998eb

Indoor Pollution : a Reference Handbook
Indoor pollution [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / E. Willard Miller, Ruby M. Miller. Indoor air pollution Handbooks, manuals, etc. c1998.

Ozone Dilemma : a Reference Handbook
Ozone dilemma [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / David E. Newton. "Ozone layer depletion Handbooks, manuals, etc. Geophysicists Biography Handbooks, manuals, etc." ABC-CLIO, c1995. QC879.7 .N49 1995eb

Pollution A to Z
Provides information on a variety of pollution issues, including sources of pollution; disposal; remediation; and the ethical, social and legal environment, as well as topics such as acid rain, cancer, noise pollution and zero growth population. Also covers careers and biographies of key people. For academic and general audiences. 2 volumes.

Science and Technology: Encyclopedia Smithsonian
A broad range of topics covered including aeronautics, geology, invasive species, and transportation are included in this subset of the Encyclopedia Smithsonian.

The Lean and Environment Toolkit: Improve Environmental Results, Reduce Business Costs and Risk, Identify and Eliminate Waste
The EPA’s intent in developing this toolkit is to enable Lean practitioners to improve both their business performance and their environmental performance by identifying and eliminating environmental wastes at their organizations. The toolkit offers practical strategies and tools for integrating environmental considerations into Lean initiatives in ways that support Lean’s focus on the elimination of waste and non-value added activity.

Wilderness Preservation: a Reference Handbook
Wilderness preservation [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / Kenneth A. Rosenberg. "Nature conservation United States Handbooks, manuals, etc. Wilderness areas United States Handbooks, manuals, etc." ABC-CLIO, c1994. QH76 .R66 1994eb