GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)

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An electronic resource offering authoritative reference content in the area of the environment, energy and natural resources, GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources), is an important part of a new generation of products from Gale. A reflection of Gale's "power to the user" philosophy, this product was designed with the end-user in mind.

From global warming, to food safety, to access to health care, to the impact of economic development on international relations, today's important environmental issues are shaping the future and reach far beyond the United States. Additionally, as green collar jobs are poised for growth, municipalities strive to be environmentally friendly, and corporations develop green working environments, this resource becomes invaluable.

GREENR focuses on the study of sustainability and the environment. Both interactive and current, GREENR allows users to navigate issue, organization and country portals. A one-stop site, this resource provides news, background information, video, unique commentaries, primary source documents and statistics in highly accessible, visually appealing research areas, covering relevant categories including energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, economic development. One of the things that makes GREENR so user-friendly, is it does not look like the typical database product. This e-source also offers interactive maps and contextual multimedia, customizable journals and news, refereed case studies.

Features and Benefits

  • Search Assist (with "Did You Mean?" prompt) helps users find accurate results.
  • Factbox overviews of country highlights encourage further investigation.
  • Related Topics and vetted websites aid discovery of similar content.
  • Content organized by type---reference, news, primary sources, multimedia, and more---supports general users and those who wish to conduct extensive research.



"Offers high quality research on worldwide environmental and sustainability issues. Content is multidisciplinary and covers scientific, health, political, and social issues. This stellar product for those interested in environmental and sustainability issues offers content that is rich enough both for laypeople investigating issues and for students and researchers doing high-level research. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels." --Choice, January 2010

— B. C. Thomsett-Scott

"Students working on environmental, natural resources, and energy issues will find a mother lode of information in this media-rich database. This attractive, informative site, available to numerous users simultaneously, enables students in science, social studies, health, and even career studies, to produce reports using current information carefully targeted to their interests. Recommended." --Library Media Connection, November/December 2009

— Library Media Connection

"With a vast array of content and features that will meet the needs of a wide range of users, from students to researchers and professional, GREENR is recommended for academic and large public libraries.." --Booklist, February 2010

— Mary Ellen Quinn