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Select List of Reference Books

These are in the reference section of the Libe. Reference books like these as well as scholarly books (look for the scholarly press publishers) are great guides as you read the scholarly literature and start your own major research projects. This is just a starting point. There are many more books in reference and throughout the Libe that will be important to your research.

Online Reference

We're buying a lot of reference materials online now.  You can get to these by selecting "Carleton reference" or "reference entries" from the facets on the side when you're searching Catalyst.

Browsing the Collection

Browsing the shelves: Because environmental studies is an interdisciplinary field, printed sources that may be useful are likely to be found in more than one part of the Library of Congress classification system. Try browsing the books in the following areas:

  • GB - Physical geography including landforms and hydrology.
  • GE - Environmental sciences.
  • GF - Human ecology - humans' relationship to specific environments.
  • HD - Economic history and conditions of specific countries.
  • HT - City planning, regional planning, rural development.
  • NA - 9000's Aesthetics of cities, city beautification.
  • QH - Natural history and ecology.
  • S900's - Conservation of natural resources.
  • TD - Environmental technology.