Sustainability Library Guide
Searching in Multiple Disciplines
AASHE -- Compiles information on sustainability projects in higher education
Academic Search Premier -- Provides access to articles in all disciplines
Google Scholar -- Provides access to articles in all disciplines
Lexis Nexis -- Provides access to a wide variety of newspaper articles
CQ Researcher-- Provides background information on many social and environmental issues
Searching in the Sciences
Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management -- Wide coverage of the environmental sciences
Greenfile -- Scholarly, government and general-interest titles on all aspects of human impact to the environment
Science Direct (Elsevier) -- Scholarly journals in the physical and life sciences
SpringerLink Journals -- Scholarly journals in life and physical sciences
Searching in Business
ABI Inform -- Business and management scholarly journals and trade publications
Business Source Premier -- Journal, trade and news publications, company profiles and industry information
Browse research guides in specific disciplines
View a list of the sustainability focused journals provided via CSUMB's databases
Freely Available Journals:
Sustainability -- International, cross-disciplinary, and scholarly journal of environmental, cultural, economic, and social sustainability
Ecology and Society -- Covers topics relating to the ecological, political, and social foundations for sustainable social-ecological systems
Electronic Green Journal -- Scholarly journal providing access to international environmental information
Environmental Health Perspectives -- Monthly journal of scholarly research and news published with support from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy -- Scholarly journal that provides a platform for the dissemination of new practices and for dialogue emerging out of the fields of sustainability science and policy practice
The Sierra Club's list of the United States' greenest college campuses
Articles from Scientific American on energy and sustainability
Articles from the UK's The Guardian on a wide variety of sustainability related issues
News on sustainability aggregated from sources all over the world by Google News
View a list of CSUMB capstone projects related to sustainability.
Books in the CSUMB Library
Click on the links below to see what the library has on each of these sustainability related topics
Books at Other Libraries
First try... OneSearch covering the 23 CSU Libraries.
Then try... WorldCat over 1 billion books, videos, maps, etc.
CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use the Interlibrary Loan Request Form (ILLiad)to borrow books found using the catalogs above.
QUEST: The Science of Sustainability -- A collaboration of public broadcasters, QUEST contains videos and other forms of media on sustainability's relationship to water, food, energy, climate, and biodiversity.
Ted Talks on sustainability related issues -- Features over thirty talks on sustainability related topics.
The Lexicon of Sustainability -- A series of short films from PBS on sustainability and agriculture.
Documentaries on the Environment-- A list of recent documentaries related to sustainability, many of which are streamable.
Nature Inc. -- A documentary series from the BBC that focuses on the economics of sustainability issues.
Think Globally Radio -- a weekly radio program from Sweden intended to help spread awareness and deeper understanding on issues of the environment and sustainable development.
Climate One -- features leaders from business, government, academia and advocacy groups discussing a clean energy future.
Carbon Footprints Maps -- Details carbon footprints by zip code.
UN Statistics Division Environmental Indicators -- International maps that depict a variety of environmental indicators, such as air and climate.
AASHE Resources on Sustainability Curriculum -- Resources for curriculum development.
Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability -- Promotes the further development of studies and practice of teacher education in all areas of formal and non-formal education in relation to sustainability.
Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future -- Contains a wide variety of activities and teaching strategies related to sustainability education.
Teaching Sustainability -- Paper written by a faculty member of the University of Central Florida with advice regarding how to incorporate sustainability issues into any discipline.
Vanderbilt Teaching Guide -- Quick tips for teaching issues related to sustainability.
Local volunteer opportunities
Communities for Sustainable Montery County -- An affiliation of eight Local Action Groups, from different areas of Monterey County that work on a wide variety of projects.
Monterey Bay Aquarium -- The Aquarium offers volunteer opportunities in guiding visitors through exhibits, staffing an information desk, and working behind the scenes in marketing, visitor programs and other areas.
Return of the Natives -- Volunteers work to protect the waters of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary through restoration of the waterways and the lands draining into the bay.
Surfrider-- Organizes a variety of programs related to combating pollution in the Monterey Bay.