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Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Pacific Southwest Library Online Resources

The following online databases are available to the public and EPA staff. Access to items marked with a is restricted to EPA Region 9 desktops and library workstations (per licensing agreements).


Library Resources
For the Public

Most resources with a are available for your use when visiting the EPA's Region 9 Library.

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For EPA Region 9 Staff

All of these resources are available at your regional office desktop.

There are options for remote access as well. Please contact the Librarian for more information.

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EPA Online Library Catalog
Locate books, EPA reports, technical documents and more. This is the U.S. EPA Library Network catalog reflecting the holdings of the 26 EPA libraries across the country. Updated every two weeks, it is searchable by title, author and keyword.

EPA Desktop Library
Access current news, journal articles, reports and reference materials through the Desktop Library. Both commercial and freely-available resources are available through this EPA Librarian-created portal.

Reference USA Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
Produced by INFO USA, this database provides data on nearly 14 million businesses. Information is compiled from the Yellow Pages and business White Pages of more than 5,000 telephone directories from the United States and Canada, annual reports, leading business magazines, and other sources. The data provided includes business name, decision maker, street address, phone and fax numbers, SIC codes, estimated sales, etc. To ensure the accuracy of information, the publisher's staff place thousands of verification telephone calls daily. A label-printing feature is available for EPA users of this database.


Legal Resources
For the Public

Access the Federal Register (FR) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) through the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) site.

Federal Register (1994 - present, GPO) Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Code of Federal Regulations (1996 - present; GPO )Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

e-CFR (frequently updated, GPO) Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Most resources with a are available for your use when visiting the EPA's Region 9 Library.

More info »


For EPA Region 9 Staff

All of these resources are available at your regional office desktop.

There are options for remote access as well. Please contact the Librarian for more information.

More info »

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CyberRegs Hot links between all 50 CFR titles, FR & Statute. State laws & regs too.

Includes the Federal Register (1996 - present) and all 50 titles of the Code of Federal Regulations. Tracking changes is easy. Links are provided though out the FR and CFR. Also includes State laws and regulations, selected County regulations, and the laws and regulations for Mexico and Canada.

Remote access, email notification when a change is made to any regulation of interest, and customization of the Web site is available for EPA Region 9 staff.

HeinOnline Easy pdf format of FR & CFR!
LexisNexis Congressional A database for legislative research
Scientific Resources
For the Public

Most resources with a are available for your use when visiting the EPA's Region 9 Library.

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For EPA Region 9 Staff

All of these resources are available at your regional office desktop.

There are options for remote access as well. Please contact the Librarian for more information.

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Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management Database from CSA Illumina
Draws from over 6,000 scholarly journals to provide extensive environmental science and engineering coverage from 1967 - present. Full-text articles linked for those items subscribed to at the Regional or Agency level.

ScienceDirect
Access to more than 1,700 research journals in the life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences. Full-text articles for all Elsevier and Academic Press journals to which the EPA subscribes. Abstracts of articles are available for all other journals.

Web of Knowledge
Access to scholarly literature in the sciences, EPA's subscription includes Web of Science: Science Citation Index Expanded (1970-present), Current Contents Connect®, and Journal Citation Reports® on the Web: Science Edition 2008.

Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB)
Comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicology data for about 5,000 chemicals. Includes chemical/physical properties, human health effects, metabolism/pharmacokinetics, environmental fate/exposure, manufacturing/use information and more.

Full-Text Journals

EPA Region 9 staff - please contact R9 library staff for copies of articles you need.
We are happy to help.

For the Public

Most resources with a are available for your use when visiting the EPA's Region 9 Library.

More info »

For EPA Region 9 Staff

All of these resources are available at your regional office desktop.

There are options for remote access as well. Please contact the Librarian for more information.

More info »

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Bay Nature

Biocycle
Call the EPA R9 Library at 7-4406 to obtain the username and password (EPA staff only).

Bioremediation Journalclover
Full text access 2005 – 2010 (volumes 9 - 13)

Environmental Health Perspectives

Environmental Science and Technologyclover

Ground Water clover

Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation clover

Human and Ecological Risk Assessmentclover

Journal of Environmental Qualityclover

Natureclover

Remediation:  the Journal of Environmental Cleanup Costs, Technologies, & Techniquesclover

Scienceclover

Soil and Sediment Contamination: An International Journalclover
Full text access 2005 – 2010 (volumes 14 - 19)

University of California Berkeley Wellness Letter clover
Call the EPA R9 Library at 7-4406 to obtain the monthly password (EPA staff only).

EPA Desktop Library scientific journals pageclover - a portal to thousands of scientific journals

Environmental News
For the Public

Most resources with a are available for your use when visiting the EPA's Region 9 Library.

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For EPA Region 9 Staff

All of these resources are available at your regional office desktop.

There are options for remote access as well. Please contact the Librarian for more information.

More info »

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BNA Daily Environment Report
News and analysis of environmental legislative and regulatory developments, court and administrative decisions, and government policies.

ClimateWire
Coverage of the debate over climate policy and its effects on business, the environment and society.

Environment & Energy Daily
Tracks Congressional actions pertaining to environmental issues, including appropriations, special reports, bill hearings and markups.

Greenwire
Daily coverage of environmental & energy politics and policy. Includes reports, analyses, and stories by other news organizations.

Inside EPA Newsletters
Six newsletters from Inside EPA (a commercial publisher) are available. This site also provides full text access to background documents mentioned in the newsletters:

  • Inside EPA Weekly Report
  • Environmental Policy Report
  • Clean Air Report
  • Superfund Report
  • Water Policy Report
  • Risk Policy Report

Additional Resources

Additional Services only available to EPA Region 9 employees include:

Company Research for Environmental Compliance/Enforcement
Company financials, family tree, affiliations, history, DBA, or
lists of businesses in a specific industry/geographic area (e.g. all dry cleaners in Mariposa County). Resources used include Dun & Bradstreet, Mergent Online, Nexis/Lexis and ReferenceUSA.

To request, please supply Kerry Shoji (Kerry Shoji@epa.gov) as much information as you have via email, including:

  • name of company(s)
  • address at which the facility of interest operates or is incorporated
  • your information need

Inter-Library Loan Requests
To request copies of articles (or to request books, reports, etc.) call the Reference Desk at (415) 947-4406, or email the Pacific Southwest Library, library-reg9@epa.gov.

In-Depth Reference
For in-depth literature or subject research, call the Reference Desk at (415) 947-4406, or email the Southwest Library at library-reg9@epa.gov.

Search Alert Service
Receive automatic email notification when a new article is published on your research topic. Contact Kerry Shoji (Kerry Shoji@epa.gov).

Training in Database and Internet Research
"Beyond Google" classes on legal or scientific research are announced via S.T.A.R.T., email and flyers or, to set up a training session for your section, contact Deborra Cohen (cohen.deborra@epa.gov ) or (415) 972-3655.

ASTM standards
Submit ASTM standards requests to the Pacific Southwest Library at library-reg9@epa.gov. ASTM's standards cover metals, petroleum, construction, the environment, and more.

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