Sustainability Research Guide

Your Sustainability Guide FDU Frank Giovatto Library 2016

Find about topics in the field of sustainability ,sustainable practices including participation from the disciplines of education, technology, engineering, science, biology, business, communications, psychology, etc and policies in improving the environment.. Need more information? A librarian can help.

CoolCAT FDU Online Library catalog contains information about sustainability found in print, electronic books,dvds, videos and in other materials available at Giovatto through our FDU Libraries. Search by keyword, subject, and case study or choose from other search options.


Giovatto Library books are on the shelves in call number order using the Library of Congress classification system. For browsing in the collection see general areas in sustainability below

G Sustainable Tourism

GE Environmentalism. Green Movement. Sustainable Living

HC Sustainable Development

KF Sustainable Development Law and Legislation United States

S Sustainable Agriculture

TA Sustainable Engineering

TD Green Technology

TH Sustainable Architecture. Sustainable Buildings

TP Green Chemistry


Sustainability encyclopedias and reference resources are good starting points to get an overview of your topic.

General resources on sustainability in print and online.

Berkshire encyclopedia of sustainability v1- v2. Giovatto(FDU)Reference GE140 B47 2010

The age of sustainable development. Jeffrey D. Sachs. Giovatto (FDU) New Bookshelf HC79.E5 S2155 2015

There are subject specific sustainability-related publications and films.

The river of life:sustainable practices of native Americans and indigenous peoples. Michael E. Marchand. (FDU)E-Book E98.S43 M37 2014eb Teaching sustainability:perspectives from the humanities and social sciences. Wendy Petersen Boring. Giovatto(FDU) New Bookshelf GE70 .P474 2013


Food, Inc. [videorecording] / produced by Robert Kenner. Giovatto (FDU) Media: Circulation Desk HD9005 F66 2009

To find published sustainability-related articles in journals, magazines and newspapers, look for your topic in printed indexes or in the computer indexes found in our FDU Online Library databases.


For article computer indexes covering sustainability, choose FDU Online Library from the FDU Library webpage for access to databases listed below. Search by keyword, practices or select other options.



ACM Digital Library

ACS publications

Academic Search Premier


Lexis/Nexis Academic




Additional FDU Online Library databases covering sustainability.


Credo Reference


Areas of specialization in sustainability.

Sustainable tourism Hospitality & Tourism Complete

Sustainability careers Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

Sustainability in education ERIC course materials

Sustainable development viewpoints Points of view reference center



Sustainability in the news and current trends may be viewed in print through the Giovatto Periodicals department in the following publications, The New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education,Science,New Scientist and MIT Technology Review, among other periodicals.



How to cite your sources in sustainability development. Citation style guides are found by searching CoolCAT, the FDU Online Library catalog. Ask your instructor which citation style you should use for your assignment.


Scientific style and format : the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers.Council of Science Editors. Giovatto (FDU) Reference T11 .S386 2006


Search web resources through the open web below.

United Nations sustainable development goals.

Commission on Sustainable Development United Nations.

World business Council for sustainable development.Includes case studies.

Institute for Sustainable Enterprise(ISE). FDU Silberman College of Business.Sustainability development courses and programs within the FDU curriculum.

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability on Higher Education. An association of colleges and universities working to create a sustainable future providing resources and professional development.

US Environmental Protection Agency.The EPA offers a variety of methods, tools and programs supporting the application of sustainability.

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