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Designed to help students research sustainability issues in business and engineering.
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Finding Articles

Looking for articles on a specific issue related to sustainability? Search these databases:

  • Business Source Complete
    Business Source Complete provides scholarly articles about business issues.

    Key terms: sustainability, green power, sustainable development, energy efficiency
  • GreenFILE
    GreenFILE is a multidisciplinary database for scholarly articles.

    Key terms: corporate sustainability, corporate environmentalism, triple bottom line
  • Passport (formerly Global Market Information Database)
    GMID is a great resource for international statistics.

    Key terms: green products, sustainable
  • Conference Board
    Click or “Business Management Research” and you can browse “Sustainability” topic for a list of reports.
  • Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy
    SSPP is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that provides a platform for cross-disciplinary discussion of empirical science as well as practice and policy developments related to sustainability.
  • National Library for the Environment
    This is an expert-reviewed collection of articles about the Earth. Browse under the topic "Society and the Environment" for information related to sustainability.
  • CQ Researcher
    Provides a comprehensive overview of sustainability issues. You can browse by topic under "Energy" or "Environment and Natural Resources" or do a key word search.

Getting Started

Sustainable Development is "economic development based on the principles of conservation and use of renewable rather than nonrenewable resources." - Folsom, W. Davis Understanding American Business Jargon: A Dictionary  2nd Ed. 

Websites of interest:

    Articles on business and the environment from Institute of Development Studies in Sussex.
  • Global Footprint Network
    Measures how much land and water area a human population requires to produce the resource it consumes and to absorb its wastes.
  • GreenBiz
    News, reports, forums, tweets, directories and other resources.
  • EDF+ Business
    Environmental Defense Fund's guide to sustainable business.
  • Environmental Leader
    Environmental news, videos, charts and online discussion.


Search PITTCat+ for articles, books, & more



PITTCat+ is the gateway searching tool for all of the materials owned by the University Library system (ULS), including articles, books, e-books, journals, e-journals, e-audio and e-video, digital images, government documents, microfilm and movies.

  • PITTCat+
    Access PITTCat+ directly or use the ULS Digital Library homepage.

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