Research Guide: Environmental Studies


Environmental Studies at Prescott College includes a wide variety of courses and areas of study, including Animal Biology; Biological Principles; Concepts of Ecology; Conservation Biology; Earth Science; Energy & the Environment; Environmental Ethics; Environmental Geology; Fire Ecology; Food Preservation & Seed Conservation; Form & Pattern in Nature; GIS; Human Ecology; Marine Studies; Natural History & Ecology of the Southwest; Organic Evolution; Philosophies of Interpretive Naturalists; Park & Wilderness Management; Plants & Humans; Soil Science; Southwestern Archaeology; Systematics of Seed Plants; Wetland Ecology & Management; and various Special Topics.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias  |  Article Databases  |  eJournals  |  Web Resources  |  Citation Styles  |  Statistics  |  Organizations

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Subscription Reference Databases:

Birds of North America

Global Plants

Handbook of Birds of the World



Free Online Reference Resources:





Print Reference Books:


Article Databases

  • Birds of North America BNA Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada.
  • EBSCOhost searches Academic Search Premier, Environment Complete, and Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide . EBSCOhost contains articles in over 4,700 journals, including more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to the full text, the database offers indexing and abstracts for all 8,250 journals in the collection.
  • Google Scholar   "enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web."
  • ProQuest includes Research Library, Biological Sciences, BioOne, Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management, and Dissertations & Theses. It provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 3,820 titles—over 2,550 in full text—from 1971 forward.
  • ScienceDirect  Full text database with content in environmental studies and psychology


full text, academic content


Web Resources

Life Sciences

Marine Studies


Citation Styles  

Handouts provide help in writing style, formatting your paper, and citing your sources, both in-text and in the References/Bibliography section. 


  • Prescott College handout for Anthropology style







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