Technical Reference Center, Las Vegas
Annually the federal Environmental Science researchers at EPA Las Vegas publish between
20-35 refereed journal articles and 5-10 peer-reviewed book chapters.
Through its extramural programs, EPA funds research undertaken in the
private sector. As a result, the scientific community, at-large, is provided
with extensive, current research information. A bibliography of EPA's
most recent Environmental Sciences publications is listed below.
The Technical Reference Center (TRC) is located in the EPA facility on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) campus. It is a research library for use by EPA staff, EPA contractors, and other government agencies. Public access is by appointment only.
The Technical Resource Center has been in existence in one form or another since 1966 when it was a part of the U.S. Public Health Service's Southwest Radiological Health Laboratory. Originally, the collection focused on nuclear science. Most of the early reports are still housed in the TRC as well as special one-of-a-kind collections such as the National Eutrophication Study.
The collection has been broadened to include environmental science and specific areas of research performed at the Las Vegas lab facility.
Library Street Address, Phone, Fax, and Email Address
Redrock Canyon, NV
Street address: 944 E. Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Voice: (702) 798-2218 or (702) 798-2602
Fax: (702) 798-2622
Telephone Services and Library Hours
Services for the general public are provided through the EPA regional library located at the U.S. EPA Region 9 Library in San Francisco, California.
The EPA ESD-LV Library provides reference services for EPA staff and their contractors. The hours of the library are 8 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Description of the Library
The United States Environmental Protection Agency ESD-LV Library is located in room 19 of the Monitoring Systems Laboratory building, on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) campus. It is a research library for use by EPA staff, EPA contractors, and other government agencies. Public access is by appointment only. The Library contains environmental science materials related to the Laboratory mission.
EPA's Online System
(OLS) OLS consists of several related databases that can be used to locate books, reports, and articles on a variety of topics. The material in OLS is updated every two weeks, and can be searched by numerous access points, such as title, author, and keyword. National Catalog Citations and summaries on environmentally related topics encompassing biology, chemistry, ecology, and other basic sciences; and EPA reports distributed through the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). The database covers the holdings of all 28 EPA libraries (regional and laboratories.)
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EPA's Exposure Research Program performs research and development to characterize, predict, and diagnose human and ecosystem exposure to harmful pollutants and other conditions in air, water, soil, dust and food. Exposure Research publications and abstracts