Join Gale for a demonstration of their brand new electronic resource, GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)

When: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Time: 9:30 AM or 1:30 PM

Where: Library of Congress, Adams Bldg., 2nd and Independence Ave, SE,

FLICC / FEDLINK Training Room, 2nd Floor, RM 216

Registration: Please e-mail Jim Oliver,  [log in to unmask], to register for either session. Please include phone number, and agency affiliation. Also, please distribute to colleagues who might have an interest in this new offering.


A new 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 academic 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. Researchers view content in a way that resembles the open web, allowing them to browse to find answers as well as entering search terms.

This e-source also offers:

  • Interactive maps, allowing users to browse by country or topic
  • Contextual multimedia, customizable journals and news, refereed case studies
  • Web 2.0 tools to facilitate content portability

GREENR is designed for special libraries as well as academic instructors. The resource addresses the growing needs of undergraduate students doing research in the area of the environment, energy and natural resources. Offering in-depth analysis, GREENR arms information seekers with the knowledge and skills needed to understand and succeed in an ever changing world.


Light snacks and coffee, provided by Gale, will be served at each session.

Please forward to colleagues who might have an interest in the subject matter.

See you there!




Kelly M. Mills

Account Executive, Government & Special Libraries

Gale | Cengage Learning

27500 Drake Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48331


(o) 800-877-4253 x 1914 | (f) 248-699-8600 | (e) [log in to unmask] |


See you there,




James W. Oliver
FEDLINK Vendor Services Coordinator
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4935
V-(202)707-4960, F-(202)707-4955
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