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Nancy Bellafante

Nancy Bellafante
Librarian for Undergraduate Learning; Interim Liaison Librarian for Biology & Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science
Hagerty Library, Room 125


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  1. Finding Books
  2. Finding Articles
  3. Handbooks and Encyclopedias
  4. Selected Web Resources

Finding Books

Finding Articles

  • AGRICOLA (Agricultural Online Access) -- ELECTRONIC
    Provides access to the agricultural literature of the world and is the most comprehensive source of U.S. agricultural and life sciences information. AGRICOLA serves as the document locator and bibliographic control system for the National Agricultural Library (NAL) collection. It contains over 3.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audio-visual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture from 1979 to the present.
  • Dartmouth Flood Observatory -- WWW
    This web site is a research tool for detection, mapping, measurement, and analysis of extreme flood events world-wide using remote sensing. It provides a comprehensive catalog of large river floods, and are developing methods for obtaining globally-consistent measurements of such events.
  • best resourceEnvironmental Science Database -- ELECTRONIC
    Covers topics such as soil erosion, erosion control, biodegradation, bioremediation, limnology and more. Environmental Science Database also contains information on environmental aspects of agriculture, forestry, food, and rural development.
  • best resourceGreenFILE -- WWW
    GreenFILE covers all aspects of human impact on the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles include content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done on each level to minimize negative impact. Topics covered include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. GreenFILE is multidisciplinary by nature and draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

Handbooks and Encyclopedias

  • Aquatic Chemistry: Chemical Equilibria and Rates in Natural Waters -- ELECTRONIC and PRINT
    Hagerty 2nd Floor  GB855 .S78 1996
    A text/reference that deals with the chemical behaviors of natural waters, and the processes that affect the distribution and circulation of chemical substances in these waters. It provides a foundation in the general principles of natural water chemistry as well as a thorough treatment of more advanced topics and the current research in the field.
  • Handbook of Marine Science -- PRINT
    Hagerty 2nd Floor  GC24 .S64
    Volume one covers oceanography, physical oceanography, astromopheric science, marine geology, ocean engineering and tables of conversion and constants used by oceanographers. Volume II contains sections on primary productivity, phytoplankton, zoo plankton and marine fisheries. methods for determination of inorganic substances in water and fluvial sediments
  • best resourceHandbook for Restoring Tidal Wetlands -- PRINT
    Hagerty 2nd Floor   QH75 .H363 2001
    Mostly focused on California, but research can be applied to other regions.
  • Primer on Fresh Water -- WWW
    A Primer on Fresh Water was put together to answer a wide range of questions. They are grouped to focus on different aspects of water: its physical characteristics; its availability both above and below ground; the uses we make of it; and how we share and manage it. The Primer also contains somepractical advice on what we, as individuals, can do to help conserve this precious resource for ouruse and for that of future generations.
  • best resourceFreshwater Ecosystems -- ELECTRONIC

Selected Web Resources

  • Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Databases -- WWW
    This is the site of the University of Florida Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants and to the Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Plant Information Retrieval System (APIRS), the world's largest information resource of its kind. It provides a variety of free and for-sale services and products.
  • Invasive Species Program -- WWW
    From USGS, this site offers programs, databases, monitoring information and much more.  If you are interested in the ramifications of invasive species, this is a good place to start.
  • Limnological Terms, Definitions, Acronyms and Concepts -- WWW
    A lexoicon from the Soil & Water Conservation Society of Metro Halifax, NS, CA.
  • Great Lakes Bathymetry - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa) national data centers, NG -- WWW
    "NOAA is actively engaged in a program to Rescue Great Lakes seismic reflection, bathymetric, and sediment-sample data and place them in established marine geological and geophysical data repositories at the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC). …An important element of this program is the rescue of bathymetric data and the compilation of new bathymetry for the Great Lakes, being carried out cooperatively between NOAA and the Canadian Hydrographic Service. This new bathymetry provides a more detailed portrayal of lakefloor topography, and reveals some lakefloor features seen for the first time."
  • best resourceWetlands Region 3 - EPA -- WWW
    The Wetlands Section manages the regional EPA responsibilities of the Clean Water Act Section 404 Wetlands Protection Program which includes permit review activity, planning, enforcement, grants, outreach and education.

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