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Climate Change

This guide will help you find library and Internet resources for student research relating to climate change.

Climate Change Books

A number of excellent books have been published about climate change in the past few years. Consider using books as sources for your research before delving into the scientific literature which can be highly technical. 

Many of our books are available in e-book format and can be read online on any device. We also have a collection of print books which can be borrowed. 

Some good search terms (depending on your topic) include climate change, global warming, sea level rise, global average temperature, carbon sequestration, and climate change adaption or mitigation.

Print books on climate change topics can be found on the third floor in the G section and on the 4th floor in the Q and T sections. Once you find the book you need (see boxes below for instructions), take it to the first floor service desk to check it out with your Rowan card.

Finding a Book by Topic

Use the search box labeled Library Search on the Campbell Library home page ( to search for books.

Enter topic keywords in the Library Search box, such as "electric vehicles."

When the results list is displayed, go to the left sidebar to refine your results.

Limit to books by checking Books under the Resource Type limiter, then selecting Apply Filter. (In some cases you may have to use the Show More button to see the Books resource type.)

Click on the availability link of the book you are interested in, which may be Available Online or Available in Campbell Library Stacks.

To limit further to e-books only, check the box for Available Online under the Limit To facet.

To limit further to print books only, check the box for Held in the Library under the Limit To facet.


Library Search

Selected Books about Climate Change

Finding a Book by Title

Use the search box labeled Library Search on the Campbell Library home page ( to search for books. 

Example 1 - a print book

Enter a title in Library Search box such as "Bridge Monitoring: A Practical Guide."

First result is this book in print format - click on link that says Available Campbell Library Stacks (3rd - 4th floors) TG305.M53 2016.

Go up to the 4th floor, find the TG row, and find the book with spine label TG305.M53 2016.

Example 2 - an e-book

Enter a title in Library Search box such as "Sustainable Mass Transit."

First result is this e-book - click on link that says Available Online.

Scroll to middle of page where it says View Online, click on "Ebook Central Ebooks."

Read the book online or download it to read.

NOTE: If you have a complete citation for a book, you can use the Citation Search form located in the Search Tools section of the Campbell Library home page to find it.