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This guide is intended to assist with locating research in the multidisciplinary field of sustainability.


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Erik Ziedses des Plantes
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Article Databases

Article Databases


Studying sustainable practices means doing research in a lot of different fields. For example, if you are researching opinions regarding sustainable practices you may use a social science database but if you are researching the impact of a pollutant you may utilize a science database. Therefore, researching issues regarding sustainability often requires utilizing many different resources. That said, Web of Science and UDiscover search across many of these resources and can be a great place to start your research. 

Below is a list of resources which has been divided into disciplines. 

General Databases

Agricultural Databases

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Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice  - A peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. It is an interdisciplinary journal on extensive livestock production systems throughout the world. The journal investigates pastoralism from a variety of disciplinary perspectives across the biophysical, social and economic sciences.

Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy - A peer-reviewed open access journal provided by Taylor & Francis. The journal aims to advance understanding about sustainability transformations of societal systems and seeks to catalyze social innovations that enable these transitions.

Ecology and Society - A open access peer-reviewed journal devoted to integrative science for resilience and sustainability.

Biology, Chemistry, and Life Sciences Databases

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PloS One Biology Collection - A collection of open access research of various degrees of  

Economics and Business Databases

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The World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO) Worldwide NGO Directory - An international organization uniting NGOs worldwide

Engineering and Urban Planning Databases

(Environmental) Law Databases

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Ecolex Environmental Law Resources - Includes information on treaties, international soft-law and other non-binding policy and technical guidance documents, national legislation, judicial decisions, and law and policy literature.

Geology and Earth Sciences Databases

Social Sciences Databases

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