About & Help
Welcome to the Environmental Justice Bibliography (EJBib), where you can
search for and obtain information about a particular document or a collection
of documents related to environmental justice.
About EJBib provides a brief introduction
to the database program.
Data Sources describes the various sources
for the data.
How to Get Copies offers tips for getting
copies of specific documents.
Help for Searching Publications
Glossary of Terms
EJBib is an exciting project that unites the growing interest in environmental
justice with the advantages of computer technology. EJBib is a fully indexed
bibliography of published materials relating to environmental justice,
as well as related topics such as risk assessment and social justice.
Intended as a research tool, the database is a project of the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Justice. One aim of the bibliography
is to identify significant references to environmental justice in a wide
range of literature.
The Web site represents an ongoing effort that already contains more than
3979 records documenting the environmental
justice dialogue. Currently, materials included in EJBib come from various
Internet databases of legal, medical, engineering, urban planning, and
scientific periodical articles and books. It also contains materials in
non-print formats, such as documentary videos, interactive programs on
CD-ROM, and other electronic media.
EJBib represents a compilation of references to publications (newspaper
and journal articles, books, and videos) that are cited on the Internet.
A series of online databases that could contain references to new publications
and articles related to environmental justice were queried to identify
sources on environmental justice. Every attempt has been made to list
every publicly available article, book, dissertation, and video related
to environmental justice. Within this parameter, a variety of key words
are used to search the online databases described below. Although each
database has adopted unique key word structures, the basic search strings
used to search the databases reflect the following criteria:
environmental justice OR
environmental racism OR
land use planning w/5 environment* OR
social justice w/5 environment* OR
plant siting w/5 environment* OR
citizen suit* and environment* OR
community actions w/5 environment* OR
environmental w/5 equity OR
Extended Producer Responsibility w/5 environment* OR
cumulative risk w/5 environment* OR
climate change w/5 environment* OR
social movement organizations w/5 environment* OR
race to the bottom w/5 environment* OR
interstate transportation w/5 environment*
The exclusion of publications required individual judgment. Items were
rejected where there was no readily apparent relevance to the environmental
justice dialogue or that were deemed of only peripheral interest or that
duplicated other entries. This bibliography does not ordinarily include
encyclopedia entries or book reviews, although it may cite review essays.
HOW TO GET COPIES
If you want to get copies of a full document text, we recommend that you
check with your local public or university library. If your local library
does not own the publication, you can ask your library to request a copy
through Inter-Library Loan (ILL). Most libraries participate in ILL agreements
and will allow you to order a limited number of copies at no charge. There
are several fee-based document providers of journal articles, government
documents, and trade books, such as Infotrieve, National Technical Information
Service Web Site (NTIS), or your local or Internet bookstore. You also
can go directly to the publisher; addresses can be found on the Internet
using one of the standard Internet search engines.