• Natural Sciences

    Salem Science

    The library recently purchased the digital version of Salem Press’s Encyclopedia of Energy.     This set contains over 500+ background articles on energy and energy related topics, including: Acid Rain Carbon Footprint and Neutrality Electric Vehicles Heat Pumps Netherlands   Off the grounds?  Simply login to http://vpn.sps.edu with your SPS credentials to access the entire digital library.    

  • History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences

    The first Earth Days: Newsreels

      The library purchases an NBC newsreel archive containing news past and present.   A search for Earth Day returns news footage from the first Earth Day (1970) as well as footage documenting more contemporary accounts.   Looking for a little more context?  Try an Earth Day search in the Gale Virtual Reference Library for more on the history of Earth Day from the lens of: pop culture, environmental sustainability, and/or political science & protests.     Photo by NASA Goddard Photo and Video

  • Humanities,  Natural Sciences,  Research

    New Reference Book: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability

    Ecosystem Management and Sustainability edited by Robin Kundis Craig, et. al., Berkshire Publishing, 2012. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 363.7 B455S v5 Volume 5 of the larger 10 volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability series, this single volume focuses on ecosystem management. Some examples: Best Management Practices Ecological Forecasting Ocean Acidification – Management Species Reintroduction Viewshed Protection Helpful for: Ecology, Global Studies, Eco-Action, Environmental Literature and Ethics, Earth Day, Humanities, Economics

  • Humanities,  Natural Sciences,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: Natural Resources and Sustainability

    Natural Resources and Sustainability edited by Daniel E. Vasey and Sarah E. Fredericks, Berkshire Publishing, 2012. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 363.7 B455S Volume 4 of the larger 10 volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability series, this single volume focuses on natural resources. Some examples: Aquifers Ecotourism Medicinal plants Root Crops Wise Use Movement Helpful for: Ecology, Global Studies, Eco-Action, Environmental Literature and Ethics, Earth Day, Humanities, Economics

  • Natural Sciences,  Research

    New Reference Book: The Book of Fungi

    The Book of Fungi: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from Around the World by Peter Roberts and Shelley Evans, University of Chicago Press, 2011. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 579.5 R54b 600 fungi are pictured and given a full page of treatment.  Includes family, distribution and spore color among other fungi facts. Examples: Copper Spike The Deceiver Hairy Hexagon Lea’s Orange Bonnet Rhubarb Bolete Helpful for: Ecology, Biology, Eco-Action, Botany