Database of the Week: Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth DayIn honor of Earth Day, this week's message is highlighting resources available for those who study the environment:

  • Environment Complete contains more than 2.4 million records from more than 2,200 domestic and international titles going back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active core titles) as well as more than 190 monographs. The database also contains full text for more than 920 journals.
  • CQ Researcher is a collection of in-depth reports covering health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Each report includes an introductory overview, background and chronology on the topic, an assessment of the current situation, tables and maps, pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, and bibliographies of key sources. Coverage is from 1923 to present.
  • GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.
  • JSTOR Global Plants is the largest  is a community-contributed database used by students and researchers worldwide. It lets herbaria share their plant type specimens, experts determine and update plant names, and students discover and learn about plants in context. The database is an essential resource for institutions supporting research and teaching in botany, ecology, and conservation studies.

For more information on environmental science, the library also provides a subject guide with resources recommended for this area of study: If you have any questions or research needs in this area, Aimee Jenkins, the Natural Sciences Librarian, is available to help you (email: 

Or to find any of these databases, or any of the other 435+ databases available from the library's online collection, go to will need to login, if off campus, with your Kenyon username/password and DUO. All of our research databases are available in this alphabetical list. If you have any questions about using any database or on how to find more resources, don't hesitate to email a librarian or contact the library's Research & Reference Desk.