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Coastal Science and Policy Research Guide

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Handbooks

Why use...


  • Subject dictionaries are a great way to familiarize yourself with words and phrases used to talk about environmental issues.


  • Specialized encyclopedias provide excellent introductions to many aspects of environmental studies.
  • Articles are usually written by experts in the subject, and will include an overview and bibliography to get you started on your research.

Handbooks & Guides:

  • These sources are often good for finding established techniques for conducting research.