Pollution project resources

Here are databases and websites you can use for research on the environment and pollution. There are many helpful resources here that you are encouraged to use, but you are also encouraged to use books and other digital resources that you find useful.
"Pollution" is okay to use as a general subject topic in a database, but you will need to use more specific terms to generate effective internet search results.

Database resources

Gale Student Resources

Full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted website

Gale PowerSearch

PowerSearch of all Gale Database products and materials available to NYS residents

Warsaw Media Collection

Destiny Media Catalog includes links to videos and ebooks along with information on books in our local collection

Public Databases

Public databases - hidden web (a sampling)

Public databases include access to USA.Gov search engine and Science.gov which access a vast number of U.S. agencies and their databases of information.

Websites to consider

Science Daily: Pollution News

Updated source of science news, research, and discoveries.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Information about the issues, the science, and the laws that effect human health and the environment.

Pollution | Threats | WWF

Look at any ecosystem and there could be multiple forms of contamination . . . Even landscapes that appear pristine can experience the effects of pollution . . a look at the facts and the effect upon animals

100 Top Pollution Sites

A directory of websites affiliated with pollution and solutions

Additional Database Resources

Opposing Viewpoints

Facts and arguments on current events topics and social issues.

Teen Health and Wellness

Info for middle and high school covering . . . green living, . . . and more.

Living Green

Resource covering environmental issues and green living practices including environmental impacts and governmental regulations.

PK Life Science

Inspires elementary and middle school learners about key life science topics including animals; classification; endangered and extinct species; food chains and food webs; green living; habitats and ecosystems; the human body; life cycles; plants; and survival and adaptation.

Additional Web Resources

Google - Search smart!

Use "specific terms" that you hope to find in results.
Do not type questions! The search - "red tide" killed fish - results in much better information than - how many fish does the red tide kill

GreenFacts - A-Z List

GreenFacts publications are faithful summaries of international scientific reports, peer-reviewed by independent experts.

New York DEC

This website tells how DEC controls chemicals and pollutants, and how spills and hazardous waste sites are cleaned up.

National Geographic

National Geographic Environment Home Page.

State of the Air (American Lung Association)

State of the air report 2016 - report, rankings, & risk

Med-Line Plus

Find information on health conditions, wellness issues, and more in easy-to-read language on MedlinePlus, the up-to-date, trusted health information site from the NIH and the National Library of Medicine.

Citing Your Sources


Online research tool to track sources, take notes, create outlines, collaborate with classmates, and format and print your bibliography or Works Cited