Review publications contain articles that review the research already done in a given area. A review article can give you a synthesis of a particular topic and provide you with an extensive bibliography.
To identify review articles, most databases allow you to search by article type (review) or limit your search to reviews. Reed Library also subscribes to annual reviews and review journals. You can browse the annual reviews by title, or you can search by topic.
Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
Reed subscribes to the entire collect of 38 Annual Review titles. You can search or browse all titles.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution (TREE)
A good place to find a shortish article on a "hot" topic.
1. Choosing search terms:
Be thoughtful when selecting search terms. The word "environment" is used in many contexts. Try using specific search terms that do not include environment first, then add environmment as an additional search term after the initial search.
Using the Reed Catalog you can search Reed's collection, local libraries (via Summit), & libraries all over the world (via WorldCat) all at once. You can even check your account & renew Reed items from "My Account".
Sometimes browsing the shelves is helpful. Some relevant call number ranges are:
GB 400-649 Geomorphology
GB 651-2998 Hydrology
GC 1-1581 Oceanography
GE 1-350 General topics in Environmental science
GF 13+ Environmental history
GF 51 Environmental influences on humans
GF 75 Human influences on the environment
HB 849.415 Population & the environment
HC 1 Natural Resources
HC 79. E5 Environmental policy & economic development
K 3581+ Environmental law
S 583-587 Agricultural chemicals
S 592.5+ Soil chemistry
S 900+ Conservation of natural resources
TD 1-1066 Environmental technology
TD 169 Environmental protection
TD 172 Environmental pollution