Salem Science

By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 11th, 2014

The library recently purchased the digital version of Salem Press’s Encyclopedia of Energy.

 

Encyclopedia of Energy. Salem Science. Salem Press. 2014. Web. 10 Nov. 2014. http://science.salempress.com/.

 

This set contains over 500+ background articles on energy and energy related topics, including:

 

Off the grounds?  Simply login to http://vpn.sps.edu with your SPS credentials to access the entire digital library.

 

 

The first Earth Days: Newsreels

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 22nd, 2014

earth photo

 

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

New Reference Book: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 19th, 2013

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

New Reference Book: Natural Resources and Sustainability

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 5th, 2013

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

New Reference Book: The Book of Fungi

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 15th, 2012

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

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