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Joann Donatiello
Population Research Librarian
Stokes Library
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Finding Books at PUL

The relationship between population dynamics and the environment is complex, ranging from the purely demographic to mediating factors such as climate change, land use, energy. and cultural forces. if you are just getting started on this topic, the Subject Headings below may be useful when searching for books in  the Main Catalog. Note that it is possibe to narrow the search to a particular geographic location. 

  • Population--Environmental aspects--(country name)
  • (Country name)--Population--Environmental aspects
  • Population--Environmental aspects--Developing countries
  • Population--Environmental aspects--Developed countries
  • Overpopulation
  • Population policy--Environmental aspects
  • (Country name)--Population policy

Here are some suggested Subject Headings for narrower population topics related to the environment:

  • Migration, Internal--Environmental aspects
  • Emigration and immigration--Environmental aspects
  • Fertility, Human--Environmental aspects
  • Reproductive health--Environmental aspects
  • Mortality--Environmental aspects
  • Population and Environmental Policy
  • Population and Environmental degradation
  • Emigration and immigration and Environmental degradation
  • Migration, Internal and Environmental degradation
  • Demographic transition and Environmental degradation
  • Overpopulation and Environmental degradation
  • Population forecasting combined with the keyword "Environment"
  • Population research combined with the keyword "Environment"

To narrow your search even further, try these Guided Searches:

  • Keywords: Population and Environmental aspects and food supply
  • Keywords: population and environmentals aspects and water supply
  • Keywords: population and environmental aspects and technology
  • Keywords: population and environmental aspects and biodiversity
  • Keywords: population and environmental aspects and sustainable development
  • Keywords: population and environmental aspects and climatic changes
  • Keywords: demographic transition and environment

Starting Your Research

Here are some suggested resources for starting your research:

Encyclopedia of Population (2003) 300+ signed articles on demographic and related topics. (Start with the search term "environment")

Encyclopedia of Sustainability (2009) R.M. Collin & R.W. Collin, Santa Barbara, CA, Greenwood (Start with the search term "population")

World Encyclopaedia of Habitat and Population (2008)  P.R. Trivedi (ed.) et. al., New Delhi, 8 vols. Call number: SPIA REF HB849.415 .W674 2008