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Environmental Health: Books & eBooks

Find Books by Subject

After you find a useful book, scroll down to the "Details" heading to find the book's "Subjects." Here you'll find a list of related subjects that you might consider adding to your search. You can also click on a subject link in the record, e.g. clicking on "Environmental tocixology" would bring up a list of all the Library's books, journals, etc. on that topic.  

How to find eBooks in the Library Catalog

We collect eBooks whenever possible. After you execute a search in the Portland State Library catalog, click on the "eBooks" facet to limit your search results to only ebooks.

ebooks facet

Records for eBooks look like this:
Screenshot of ebook example


Browse for Books in the Library

Sometimes browsing the library stacks can help you find books you didn't even know you were looking for. The following are good areas to peruse.


GE: Environmental Sciences

5th Floor:

QH: Biology/Environmental Ecology

R:   Medicine

RA: Public aspects of medicine/Environmental health

RC: Internal medicine

RM: Therapeutics, Pharmacology 

RT:  Nursing

S:   Environment

TD: Environment

Maps of the library are available at the 2nd floor Reference Desk, elevator lobbies, and also online.

PSU Library Catalog - Book Search

Results include both print and ebooks, available from Portland State Library and the Summit Libraries.

Selected Books

Useful Subjects

Here's a list of subjects that might interest you. You might consider using some of them as search terms to see if you get better results.

Air -- Pollution Environmental Health Environmental Justice
Environmental Risk Assessment Environmental Toxicology Hazardous Substances
Hazardous Wastes Industrial Accidents Industrial Hygiene
Industrial Safety Occupational Health Services Pollutants -- health aspects
Water -- pollution    

Requesting Books from Summit

When you find an item in the catalog that has a Find & Request link, then the book or video is checked out or not in our collection.

  • You can request the book by clicking on Find & Request, then select Request from Summit (a partnership of academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho).
  • It takes approximately five days to receive an item through Summit.
  • When your item is available for check out at the 1st floor Circulation Desk, you will be notified by PSU email.