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Welcome to the Environment subject page.  This guide highlights the key resources for your subject area, and the key services and facilities available from the Library.

Your Librarian is Susan Smith. Susan can help you find the resources you need for your research, and advise you on how best to reference them.


Tel: 01382 308874

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Subject specific journal collections/databases

The key resources for your subject area are:

  • American Chemical Society 
    Articles in the chemical and related sciences, including the following journals: Energy & FuelsEnvironmental Science & Technology. Select Institutional login and University of Abertay Dundee before logging in with your network username and password.
  • Construction Information Service 
    Produced by IHS Technical Indexes, this online database provides access to up-to-date technical documents for engineering and construction professionals. Includes many British Standards and Eurocodes. This resource is limited to one user at a time, so please log out when you have finished, and if you don't get in first time, try again later.
  • GSE Research 
    Open access articles relating to sustainability.
  • Nature 
    The leading weekly international scientific journal. 
  • Science Direct 
    Full-text articles from more than 2,000 journals, covering all subjects.
  • SpringerLINK 
    Full-text articles from more than 2,500 journals including Water Resources Management and Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology.
  • Taylor & Francis Online 
    Access to over 1100 journals including International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management.  
  • Wiley Online Library 
    Access to nearly 1,500 peer-review journals including Environmental Quality Management and Environmental Policy and Governance.


Websites - sources of freely available reports, papers, books etc

Key websites for your subject area include: 

Reading Lists


Log directly into Blackboard to see if an online list is available for your module(s). If there's not one available, ask your module leader to contact the Library.


Log directly into Blackboard to access and make changes to your reading lists. More information on how to do this can be found from our Reading Lists page. Alternatively, contact your Academic Librarian.

Evaluating your resources

Remember, when deciding which resources to use for your research, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Am I using the right type of resource? ie too many books could make your research quite general - have you used any journal articles? are you using too many websites? 
  • Are your resources current? Depending on your subject area, you made need to use only the most up-to-date of literature.
  • Is what you're using reliable? ie if it was found on the internet: is it a reliable source? when was the website last updated?

Other resources

There may be other types of information available that you hadn't considered using, or you'd like more help with, such as:

Company Information

Market research and company information.


For help with referencing styles: Harvard, APA and OSCOLA.

Online help

There are various ways of getting help, both online and in person:

GettingStarted @Abertay

Get a headstart with this quick online guide to getting started with the Library and IT at Abertay.


Online information and interactive tutorials on IT, referencing, academic writing and more.

Getting help

Details of who and how we can help.