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A database focused on all aspects of human impact to the environment. Content includes scholarly and government materials on climate change, green infrastructure, pollution, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy.

GreenFile is a research database focused on all aspects of human influence on the natural environment. 

Major GreenFile Subject Areas 

Climate Change

Green Infrastructure 


Sustainable Agriculture

Renewable Energy


GreenFile can be accessed through the A-Z Databases guide

What to Expect

Access to GreenFile like many of the databases subscribed to by the University Library is purchased from EBSCO. This means that the database is similar in appearance and search functionalities as many other databases which the Library also pays to access. To ensure that you are actually in GreenFile, make sure to check the database listed above the search bar. Users can see the current database listed in bold next to "Searching" and before "Choose Databases."