Sustainable Community
A brief bibliography of library holdings about the topic.


Academic Search Premier
Indexes, Abstracts, Citations and Full text publications covering most areas of study.

Lexis-Nexis Academic
General news magazines, periodicals, international news, etc…

Lexis-Nexis Congressional
Laws, case law, etc.. surrounding sustainability

OmniFile (WilsonWeb)
Multi-disciplinary database providing the complete content - indexing, abstracts, and full text - from six of Wilson's full-text databases.

Philosopher's Index
Search for articles relating to environmental ethics and the philosophy of conservation.

Sociological Abstracts (SocAbs)
Find citations for articles relating to sustainable community, etc…

Subject Headings

Using these Library of Congress Subject Headings in your searches will help you obtain more relevant information from databases and the library catalog:

Ecology and justice
Human ecology
Local government
Quality Of Life
Social justice

Selected works from the Main Collection

Bednar, Charles. Transforming the dream : ecologism and the shaping of an alternative American vision. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2003.
Main Collection: 363.70973 B379t
Muhlenberg Coll M B399t

Building livable communities : sustaining prosperity, improving quality of life, building a sense of community. Washington, DC : Livable Communities, G.P.O., 2000.
Govt Docs: PRVP 42.2:B 87

Hampson, Fen Osler and Judith Reppy, eds. Earthly goods : environmental change and social justice. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1996.
Main Collection: 333.7 H231e

Kellert, Stephen R. The value of life : biological diversity and human society. Washington, DC: Island Press/Shearwater Books, 1996.
Main Collection: 179.1 K29v

Maser, Chris. Sustainable community development : principles and concepts. Delray Beach, FL: St. Lucie Press, 1997.
Main Collection: 303.69 M396s

Milbrath, Lester W. Envisioning a sustainable society : learning our way out. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1989.
Main Collection: 304.2 M638e

Nazarea, Virginia D., ed. Ethnoecology : situated knowledge/located lives. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1999.
Main Collection: 304.2 N335e

Princen, Thomas, Michael Maniates, and Ken Conca, eds. Confronting consumption. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002.
Main Collection: IN PROCESS

Rasmussen, Larry L. Earth community earth ethics. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1996.
Main Collection: 261.8362 R225e

Weinberg, Adam S., David N. Pellow, and Allan Schnaiberg. Urban recycling and the search for sustainable community development. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000.
Main Collection: 307.14 W423u

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Prepared by David M. Oldenkamp, Social Sciences Reference Librarian. Last updated: 29 August 2003.