Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Reference Books:

  • The Atlas of Food: Who Eats What, Where and Why, HD9000.5.M52 2008
  • Encyclopedia of Organic, Sustainable and Local Food, HD9005.E645 2010

 

Online Sources:

ATTRA: National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service 
A research website managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology. Includes full text documents on water management, pest management, organic farming and energy and agriculture.

EBSCOHost 
*Note: Available to current MIIS students, faculty and staff only
Our EBSCOHost package of databases includes Academic Search EliteBusiness Source Elite and Newspaper Source.  These index databases will give you citations, abstracts and sometimes full text of articles from magazines, journals and newspapers covering a broad range of topics.

Electronic Green Journal
This peer-reviewed open access journal is published by the UCLA Library.

EPA: Agriculture: Organic Farming
Information on national organic standards and regulations, integrated pest management and pollution prevention.

FAO Plant Production and Protection
A division of the Food and Agriculture Organization. Full text of the International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides and other documents on the management of pesticides.

GreenFILE 
*Available to current MIIS students, faculty and staff only
An index to magazines and journals in environmental studies.

International Federation or Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
An international organization with organizational membership from over 100 countries. IFOAM promotes the development of organic agriculture and its markets.

OECD: Agricultural Pesticides and Biocides
Statistics, documents and country information for OECD member nations.

Organic Farming (European Union)
Information from the EU's website Europa includes regulations and data.

Organic-Europe
A website created by Stiftung Oekologie & Landbau and funded by the European Union. Profiles of countries in the European Union, European Free Trade Area as well as the six accession countries to the EU.

Organic Farming Research and Information
Based at U.C. Davis. This site hosts project information and links to publications and statistics on organic agriculture in California.

Organic Farming Research Foundation
An education and outreach organization. Many of OFRF's reports and publications are available for download.

Pesticide Action Network International
Links to the regional centers of the network.

Pesticide Action Network North America 
A nonprofit devoted to the replacement of pesticides with environmentally sound alternatives. Their website provides access to the PAN database which gives information for pesticides used in California.

ProQuest Central 
*Note: Available to current MIIS students, faculty and staff only
A good database for research on any topic.  ProQuest Central searches academic journals, magazines, newspapers and dissertations with a high percentage of full text content.

Sage Journals 
*Note: Available to current MIIS students, faculty and staff only
A collection of over 400 academic journals in the fields of education, management, political science, psychology, sociology, research methods, medicine and science.

Science Online 
*Note: Available to current MIIS students, faculty and staff only
Science news and research including full text of Science Magazine dating from 1997.

ScienceDirect 
*Note: Available to current MIIS students, faculty and staff only
A package of full text electronic journals from Elsevier with archive dating from 2008.  ScienceDirect features a broad selection of journals in the environmental and conservation sciences.

Scientific American 
*Note: Available to current MIIS students, faculty and staff only
Full text with archive dating from 1993.

Shaping the Future of Food Security and Agriculture 
The World Economic Forum's System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Food Security and Agriculture is the umbrella for initiatives like Grow Africa, Grow Asia, and New Vision for Agriculture.  Reports are available for download.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
A grants and education program based at USDA. Books and fact sheets are available for download.

Taylor & Francis Online: Social Science/Humanities  
*Note: Available to current MIIS students, faculty and staff only
A package of over 1000 journals published by Taylor & Francis. Full text with archives dating from 1997.

World Bank E-Library 
*Note: Available to current MIIS students, faculty and staff only
All current and recent World Bank publications are available here in PDF format.

World Health Organization: Pesticides
News and projects of WHO.

World Resources Institute
A website of the World Resources Institute with research publications and data relating to climate, energy, food, forests, water and cities.

Yale Environment 360
An online magazine focusing on global environmental issues published by the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.