Friday, January 14, 2011

GreenFILE: A database from BadgerLink

Brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), BadgerLink provides access "to quality online information resources for Wisconsin residents in cooperation with the state's public, school, academic, and special libraries and Internet Service Providers." (What is BadgerLink?) Through the website, resources are available including access to full-text magazines, journals, newspapers, reference materials and other specialized information sources. Many libraries allow for patron access to BadgerLink from public access computers within the library.

GreenFILE, one of the more recent additions to the list of available EBSCO databases, allows users to access information covering many aspects of human impact on the environment. This multidisciplinary resource contains scholarly, government and general-interest titles. It covers topics ranging from global climate change, to green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and more. Including indexing and abstracts for more than 500,000 records, GreenFILE can be a good place to start a search where you will also be able to find thousands of full text records. To access GreenFILE, visit the BadgerLink page, and next to EBSCO click on "Database List." Scroll down to GreenFILE and click on the link to access the database. For help with GreenFILE or other EBSCO databases, contact your local public library or use the Ask-a-Librarian link that appears at the top right-hand corner of any EBSCOhost screen.

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