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My research topic: Are local foods better for the environment? The idea of food miles or carbon foot print of foods that have to travel long distances versus local foods.

Some useful search terms

  • carbon footprint
  • ecological footprint
  • locavore
  • local foods
  • 100 mile diet
  • food miles
  • food security
  • embodied energy
  • food and climate change
  • worst foods for climate change: beef? cheese?

There is a fair bit of literature dealing with these issues for Canada and even Toronto.

Finding Articles & Other Information

  • Scholars Portal
    This resource consists of a single search screen that provides access to multiple databases for searching literature in a variety of disciplines. Choose a subject area or select specific databases to conduct a search.
  • Environment Complete
    Environment Complete contains more than 2.6 million records from more than 2,300 domestic and international titles dating back to 1888. It offers coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, renewable energy, natural resources, marine and freshwater science, geography, pollution and waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning.
  • ABI/Inform Global
    This resource incorporates management, industry and company-specific information of both a practical and theoretical nature. Subjects covered include: finance, public administration, marketing, management, economics,taxation, telecommunications, corporate strategies, competitive and product information. Useful for following the business/financial/corporate aspects of environmental topics. A database containing citations and abstracts for over 1000 business and management publications. More than 600 of these titles are available in full-text or full-image.
  • GreenFILE
    This database offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.
    Used by millions for research, teaching, and learning. With more than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources, JSTOR is one of the world's most trusted sources for academic content.
  • Scholars Portal eBooks
    eBooks across all various disciplines, including much on environmental topics. The platform includes various government documents as well as material from Springer, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, and the Gibson CRKN and Public Policy collection. In addition, there are 200,000 books from the Internet Archives
  • Canadian Newsstand  Icon
    A searchable full-text database of major Canadian daily newspapers. Major titles include Calgary Herald (1988-), Edmonton Journal (1989-), Halifax Daily News (1990-), Montreal Gazette (1985-), National Post (1998-), Ottawa Citizen (1985-), Toronto Star (1985-), Vancouver Sun (1987-)
  • Lexis Nexis Academic
    Contains full text news, legal sources, government information and business information.
  • Books 24x7
    Full-text electronic republication of hundreds of books covering various topics across all the fields of engineering and technology including the environment and sustainability.
  • IEEE Xplore
    Engineering-oriented information about electrical systems. Will have information about electrical usage, carbon footprint, etc.

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