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ECON 238 - Environmental economics: Home

Getting Started

Hi! I am Kathy Wu, the Government Information and Economics librarian.  If you need any kind of help at all (from: "would you just show me how to find my way around the library?" to "I need help with this research..."), please don't hesitate to ask me.  Email me to set up an appointment.  I look forward to working with you!

Use Library Resources and Services


Click HERE to get a list of materials in the library catalog on the topic of environmental economics or sustainability

Find eJournals


To find ebooks, include the phrase "electronic resource" in a keyword search in Voyager. For example:
+environment? +water +"electronic resource"
(the ? is a wildcard character)


Handbook of Environmental Economics

Governance for the environment : new perspectives

Treasures of the earth : need, greed, and a sustainable future

Now or never : why we must act now to end climate change and create a sustainable future 

Sustainable critical infrastructure systems : a framework for meeting 21st century imperatives : report of a workshop

Governing the tap : special district governance and the new local politics of water

News Sources

Journal Article Databases


If you need data to support your research, the libraries subscribe to a number of databases of data (numbers) rather than articles.  See the whole list at Data & Statistics Databases.

Here are some good ones to start with:

Sustainability & Renewable Energy

Sustainability from EPA

U.S. Energy Information Administration (Search for data, analyses, reports, EIA programs cover data on coal, petruleum, natural renewable and nuclear energy)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (search for publications and resources on clean energy)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (The only federal lab that is dedicated to the research, development, commercialization and deployment of renewable energy and enegy efficiency technologies. Search for data, analyses and reportson renewable energy)


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One Minute Survey

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Citation Guides & Tools

RefWorks Tutorials

Other Resources

Sometimes it helps to see and hear a concept explained in a different way.  If you're having trouble, check out the following DVDs, available in the Art & Music Library.

  • Aggregate Supply and Demand
  • Bivariate Data: When Y depends on X
  • Elasticity
  • Game Theory: Lost in New York
  • Mama Earth: Her Destiny, Our Hands
  • Supply and Demand: Christmas, a Case Study