As the amount of information on environmental issues expands rapidly, librarians and researchers require innovative techniques to keep abreast of it and manage it effectively. While numerous periodical and annual environmental publications are now available to help in this task, perhaps the most efficient means of gaining access to and managing timely information on the environment now lies in deploying various forms of electronic technology. After mentioning some of the major printed works with current environmental information, this article explores some of the most useful electronic sources for environmental research and describes an Electronic Research System ERS, called EcoLink, that the author devised to conduct global environmental research at the Rockefeller Foundation where he was a Warren Weaver Fellow during 198990.
Library Hi Tech – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 1991