The following are suggested library databases, aid organizations (both governmental and non-governmental) sample books, and journals containing information in the areas of disaster response, climate change, and urban housing.
Anthropology Plus. Citations to articles, reports, and books in anthropology and related interdisciplinary research.
CAB Abstracts. Indexes journals, monographs, conferences, books, annual reports, and other sources from the agricultural literature and from more than 100 countries.
ClimateWire. Daily coverage of the debate over climate policy and its effects on business, the environment and society. Key topics include agriculture, alternative energy, fossil fuels, species and ecosystem effects, and water resources.
Environment Complete. Subjects include agriculture, energy, environmental law, natural resources, pollution, public policy, renewable energy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.
GreenFILE. Scholarly, government, and general-interest titles about human impact on the environment. Topics include global climate change, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and more.Humanities International Complete. Indexes scholarly publications in the humanities with interesting critiques of the dominant paradigms in development assistance.
Left Index. A complete guide to the alternative, radical, and leftist literature, with an emphasis on political, economic, social and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside academia.
Project Muse. Digitized books and online journals in the humanities and social sciences. Books are searchable and retrievable to the chapter level, with no restrictions on downloading.
PAIS International. Books, journals, government documents, grey literature, research reports, and conference reports related to public policy, politics, economics, and social issues worldwide.
Sociological Abstracts. Indexes journals, books, dissertations, and reviews in the social sciences on sociological topics.
Urban Studies Abstracts. Essential index to the study of cities and regions including urban affairs, community development and urban history.
Women's Studies International. Indexes women's studies, women's issues, and gender-focused books, book chapters, journal articles, dissertations, and reports worldwide.
For additional information on UN involvement on climate change see the UN Library research guide