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Earth Awareness Month at UNLV Libraries!

By Michael Yunkin on April 17, 2014 1:59 PM | Permalink

Photographs of artesian wells in Las Vegas and the Colorado River near Black Canyon prior to the construction of Hoover Dam are drawn from UNLV Special Collections and are part of the of the Historic Landscapes of Nevada digital collection.

Research Databases (May Require A UNLV Barcode)

BuildingGreen Suite: Articles, reviews, product information and news on sustainable building.

Encyclopedia of Global Change: Encyclopedia articles on physical, climatic, and man-made phenomena that change life on Earth.

Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management: Index to literature from scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, books, and government publications.

General Science Collection:  This database indexes more than 60 of the most popular science publications, including Archaeology, Astronomy, Popular Science, and Scientific American.

GeoRef: Index to scholarly literature in the earth sciences.

GreenFILE:  Coverage about the impact of humans on the environment from government, general and scholarly publications can be found in this resource.

Greenwire, Environment and Energy Daily, and Land Letter: An environmental current events database comprised of three pieces: Greenwire, a daily news service reporting on the latest environmental and energy action; Environment and Energy Daily, published every day Congress is in session, tracking environmental and energy issues in Congress; and Land Letter, a weekly in-depth look at regulation, litigation and legislation surrounding natural resources issues.

Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL): Search U.S. government technical reports issued prior to 1975.

TOXLINE: Citations and abstracts in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens. 


Unique Collections

The Historic Landscape of Nevada
The persistence of the natural landscape and predominantly arid ecology of Nevada has created one of the greatest challenges facing the people of Nevada and the American West as we struggle to maintain our built environment. This digital collection, The Historic Landscape of Nevada: Development, Water and the Natural Environment, documents the historic role of water resource management in Southern Nevada.

Las Vegas and Water in the West
The planning and construction of Hoover Dam is the central and defining phenomenon of the history presented by this digital project. UNLV Special Collections houses the largest collection of material relating to Hoover Dam, including film footage, maps, government publications relating to the planning and construction of the dam, and well over a thousand photographs.

Southern Nevada and Las Vegas: History in Maps
A digital collection featuring over 80 historic maps.

Hoover Dam
Built from 1931-1935, the dam put Las Vegas on the map.

Regional Environmental Records and Papers in Special Collections
Special Collections holds both organizational records and personal papers relating to environmental groups, causes, and movements in the southern Nevada region.  Notable records include organizations such as the Sierra Club - Toiyabe  Chapter, Red Rock Canyon Recreational Area, Desert Pupfish, Desert Fishes Council, and Citizen Alert.