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Department of Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources

Resources on environmental topics, geology, and natural resourses at Ball State University Libraries. You can access this guide directly by going to


  You’ll see this when the article pdf isn’t automatically available.  Click it and sit back.  If it finds your article in another database, it will provide the link to it.  If not, you’ll need to use…

Interlibrary Loan…  You’ll request the article and it will come to your ILL account in 3-5 business days as a pdf!!!


You can access these databases by going to the Articles and Databases page. You will need to login using your username and password.  If you have questions, please Ask a Librarian.

Some databases to try:

Web of Science Scholarly, abstracts and citations, 1987-present, cross searches citations

GreenFILE Environmental Issues, popular and scholarly, over 600 titles

JSTOR Scholarly, about 420 journals, electronic archive of older journals

Academic Search Complete Scholarly (must choose), general topics related to geography, over 8,000 journals

Business Source Complete Scholarly articles, newspaper and popular magazines, over 8,000 journals

Nexis Uni News, legal and more

PAIS International Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, 1972-present, good for public policy topics, over 3,700 journals

Dissertations and Theses Scholarly, used to find other research projects in various disciplines, work with our ILL office to try and obtain these