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Environmental Science: Reports, Tools & Data by Topic

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There is a wide variety of data available. What's listed on this page is only a sample. Feel free to contact the librarian for environmental studies, hope.lappen@nyu.edu for help locating specific data or resources you need.

Environmental studies is very broad, encompassing topics related to human health, energy, economics, climate science, and more. You may need to consider other disciplines that will be interested in your topic. For example,

  • If you are interested in ways to improve access to clean water, engineering databases might help you discover systems that have proven effective.
  • If you're looking at political or regulatory issues, you may want to search databases focused on public policy.
  • For biodiversity information, you may need to reference very early sources of information not available in most online databases.

Below are resources listed by topic area that can include journal articles, grey literature, such as technical and governmental reports, as well as sources for data.

General or Multidisciplinary Sources for Environmental Data

Ecology & Biodiversity

Environmental Health & Toxicology

Climate, Water, Earth & Atmosphere

Energy

Building & Engineering

Public Policy

Business & Economics

Agriculture