Air Pollution Research Resources


When browsing the shelves in the library or searching the online catalog, try looking under the following call numbers for books about pollutants.

Air Pollution: 363.7
General Pollutants: 614.7-615.9
Pesticides and Toxicology: 632-633
Environmental Hazards: 640


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Air Pollutants
This site is an excellent place to start for research on your topic. Here, the EPA lays out facts on many common air pollutants as well as providing information on pollution monitoring, control and effects.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Air and Radiation
This page provides links to information about air toxics in the United States. You can find out how much air toxic pollution is in the air, the cause of the pollution, and what the EPA is doing to reduce it.

PEW Center on Global Climate Change
The Pew Center on Global Climate Change was established in 1998 as a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization. The Center's mission is to provide credible information, straight answers, and innovative solutions in the effort to address global climate change. Search this site to find information specifically on global warming, its effects, and what can be done.

GreenHouse Gas Online
Greenhouse Gas Online Click here for summaries of events and issues relating to global warming, greenhouse gases, sunspots and international agreements. Access current news on these topics as well as publications addressing global warming and also climate change effects.

Nature Net: Air
This site provides detailed materials about air pollution issues related to the National Park Service.

Natural Resources Defense Council: Air
Use this site for news and policies relating to air issues.

The Environmental Protection Agency's Data Finder
Use this site to search and access data on topics such as air pollution, air quality, etc.


ipl2 is the result of a merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII). It is a searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 14,000 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries. Search "air pollution" to find local air monitoring sites such as the Northwest Air Pollution Authority (NWAPA) and the Spokane County Air Pollution Control Authority (SCAPCA).

Google (American Government)
Before performing a Google search, try this advanced search function of the wildly popular search engine. It searches government and military web sites where statistical material may be more reliable. Try typing in "air pollution statistics" or type in the particular pollutant you are researching.

Credo Reference
Use Credo Reference to search across 422 reference books including dictionaries, encyclopedias, and subject-specific resources. Try searching key phrases such as "air pollutants."

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Full-text access to dozens of encyclopedias in all subject areas. Try searching key phrases such as "air pollutants."