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The icon above is a globally recognized symbol for Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd. Reminiscent of the Greek letter theta (often used as a symbol of death or a warning) this icon is meant to evoke a sense of awareness of humanity’s impact on the environment. Global warming, pollution, water resource limitations; these are but a few examples of issues each of us are impacted by and influence as well.
A lot of time, effort, and money have gone toward research in fields of study related to the environmental sciences. Earth Day is a great time to brush up on your eco-knowledge. Fortunately, UAH has you covered! Check out OneSearch here and do a basic search for earth day. You’ll get a great Research Starter at the top of your list to get an overview of the holiday itself, as well as suggested readings and tips on some major environmental issues. Also, UAH subscribes to a great database literally devoted to the environmental sciences: Greenfile. This offers a collection of scholarly and popular literature, as well as some government data, on topics such as pollution, sustainable agriculture, green construction, and renewable energy. You’ll find this resource listed alphabetically in our primary database guide here, as well as in a few of the Science subject guides here.
Salmon Library has many more databases, books, and articles that can help you beef up your Earth Day knowledge. Visit one of your reference librarians or contact us via chat, phone, LibAnswers to learn more!