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This guide will help you get started with your research on sustainability topics.

Contact Your Subject Librarian

Sustainability is an interdisciplinary field of study. It pulls from a wide range of traditional academic disciplines including: architecture, agriculture, engineering, biology, chemistry, health, policy, economics, business, law, and more. As a result, there is no one single place in the Library where you can find sustainability resources. And there is not a "best" database to use.

The Subject Librarian for your department can help you get started with your Sustainability research. We can help you select appropriate keywords for your topic and suggest databases and search strategies. We can meet with you in person or answer your questions by phone or email.

Subject Librarians by Department
Look for your course prefix in this list and contact the librarian for that department.

Getting Started

Sustainability is an interdisciplinary field of study that intersects with many academic disciplines. Listed here are a few resources to help you explore the topic. Don't hesitate to contact your Subject Librarian if you have questions.

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
The IISD's website is useful for an overview of sustainability topics and issues. The Our Knowledge section is organized around themes such as international trade, gender equity, economics, climate change and more. Look for the link in the top banner of the organization's homepage.

Research Guide to Sustainability
This guide from Anne Arundel Community College provides links to useful sustainability websites. It's organized around topics such as architecture, business, energy, environment, and agriculture.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Search the entire encyclopedia, search or browse individual volumes, or search the entire Gale Virtual Reference Library to find even more information on sustainability.

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