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

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Welcome to the Sustainability Guide! This guide has links to library resources relating to:

  • sustainability;
  • green building and architecture (LEED);
  • environmental responsibility;
  • regeneration
  • .....and more!

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 EBOOKS to find even more information on sustainability.

  • Volume 1: The Spirit of Sustainability
  • Volume 2: The Business of Sustainability
  • Volume 3: The Law and Politics of Sustainability
  • Volume 4: Natural Resources and Sustainability
  • Volume 5: Ecosystems Management and Sustainability
  • Volume 6: Measurements, Indicators, and Research Methods for Sustainability
  • Volume 7: China and India: Assessing Sustainability
  • Volume 8: The Americas and Oceania: Assessing Sustainability
  • Volume 9: Afro-Eurasia: Assessing Sustainability
  • Volume 10: The Future of Sustainability

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability collection

Other Helpful Websites