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UB Libraries Goes GREENR

Friday, February 5th, 2016

The UB Libraries recently added a new database to its collection that will be of interest to students, faculty, staff, and guests interested in data and information resources related to energy, the environment, and natural resources.   The topics and issues covered range across all disciplines, including the sciences, social sciences, engineering, health-related fields, law, business, medicine, political science, architecture, design and planning.

The URL to link to the database is: http://research.lib.buffalo.edu/GreenR

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) is a unique and interactive database and portal that provides international coverage of a broad spectrum of environmental and ecological issues, research, policy, and decision-making.  Among the topics covered are:

  • Global warming/climate change
  • Food safety
  • Economic development, population issues, and the environment
  • International relations
  • Environmental pollution
  • Agricultural & resource management
  • Green energy systems, jobs, building design, and engineering
  • Eco-friendly lifestyles and community planning & development

GREENR goes beyond traditional bibliographic content. It includes scholarly/academic journals, newspapers, and magazines, but also videos, podcasts, images (updated daily), primary source documents, statistical data, maps, case studies, organization profiles, surveys, conference notes, interviews, broadcast transcripts, book reviews, blogs, social networking sites, and more.

You can search by keywords. GREENR also offers interactive mapping features that allow you to easily browse the database’s contents by country, organization, or topic.

A series of video tutorials are available from the publisher at:  http://solutions.cengage.com/gale-training/video/greenr/