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Background information: Resource & Environmental Management information resources

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If you need help, please contact Jenna Walsh, Indigenous Initiatives Librarian & Librarian for First Nations Studies, Archaeology, Environmental Science, and Resource & Environmental Management at 778.782.9378 or or Ask a librarian.

Dictionaries and terminology

Encyclopedias & handbooks


  • Enviromation: Articles on topics related to environmental law, policy, and business issues such as climate change/global warming, environmental remediation, new technologies and other business opportunities, legislation, regulations, enforcement, and events. Canadian focus. Updated bi-monthly [print]
  • Encyclopedia of environment and society. 5 vol. set (2007) [print]
  • Encyclopedia of environmental ethics and philosophy (2009)
  • Encyclopedia of global change: environmental change and human society (2002) [online or print]
  • Encyclopedia of environmental issues [print]
  • Encyclopedia of science, technology, and ethics [online or print]
  • McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of science & technology -- Good starting point if you need the background on any scientific concept [print]
  • Blackwell's concise encyclopedia of environmental management (1999) [online or print]

Focused on specific aspects of REM

  • Encyclopedia of environmental analysis and remediation [print]
  • The encyclopedia of ecology and environmental management [print]
  • The Wiley encyclopedia of energy and the environment [print]
  • Encyclopedia of biodiversity [print] Bennett Reference QH 541.15 B56 E53 2001
  • Encyclopedia of tourism[print]  Bennett Reference G 155 A1 E4395 2000
  • Pollution A to Z