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BioAg Sciences

Environmental Abstracts Database Now Available at UC Davis

August 13th, 2009 by Kathy Stroud

CSA’s Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management (ESPM) database, a top scientific journal index for researchers in all areas of the environmental sciences, has just added the Environmental Abstracts database. Now, when you search ESPM (online access provided by UC Davis Library), you automatically search Environmental Abstracts as well. You may also choose to search Environmental Abstracts separately.

Beginning in 1975, Environment Abstracts indexes articles on all aspects of the impact of people and technology on the environment and the effectiveness of remedial policies and technologies. In 1994 the database expanded coverage to energy-related issues. Major areas of coverage now include:

• Air quality
• Bacteriology
• Ecology
• Energy resources
• Hazardous waste
• Industrial hygiene
• Pollution: land, air, water, noise, solid waste, radioactive
• Risk assessment
• Toxicology & toxic emissions
• Waste management
• Water resource issues

More than 950 scientific journals published in the U.S. and abroad are covered as well as conference proceedings, reports, and government publications. Significant monographs, government studies and newsletters are also selectively indexed. Visit the Environment Abstracts information page for more information. As with ESPM, you may use the embedded sfx button to acquire articles of interest that your searches have discovered. Many of these articles are available electronically through Library subscriptions and you can access them from your own desktop.

Email bioagquestions@lib.ucdavis.edu for assistance with searching Environmental Abstracts or any of the other environmental databases the library provides access to. We will be happy to schedule a one-on-one session with you to enhance your searching abilities. We also develop customized instruction for groups.

CAB eBooks Now Available

July 13th, 2009 by Keir Reavie

The UC Davis Libraries now provide electronic access to the full text of CAB eBooks published from 2005 to the present. The CAB eBook collection consists of six collections (Agriculture, Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Human, Food and Nutrition Sciences, Plant Sciences, Leisure and Tourism, and Environmental Sciences) with over 300 titles. New books will be added to the collections as they are published.

Search the CAB eBooks Collection.

CAB eBooks are published by CABI, a not-for-profit science-based development organization that provides information and applies scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. The CABI publishing group also produces the CAB Abstracts bibliographic database. Book chapters from the CAB eBooks Collection are indexed in the CAB Abstracts database.