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Chesapeake Bay: Resources in Special Collections

A guide to Special Collection resources on the Chesapeake Bay

Ecology and Environmental Resources

Environmental research comprises much of the literature written about the Chesapeake Bay.  Reports and compiled data published by the numerous organizations dedicated to sustaining the eco-system of the Bay span a long range of topics, including pollution, water quality, oyster fishing, pesticides, and environmental sustainability.

Use the suggested sub-headings below to search the online catalog, or consult the list of archival collections related to the environmental issues and the Chesapeake Bay. 

For more information on researching the environment, visit the ENSP 330: Introduction to Environmental Law resource guide from the University of Maryland libraries.

For more information about research sepcific laws or regulations in the state of Maryland, visit the Maryland Law Resources guide.

You may also browse this page for a selection of books, available in the Maryland Room, on the following topics:

Subject Headings

Use these subject terms when searching the University of Maryland Library online catalog. Select "Subject beginning with..." on the drop-down menu. Then enter one of the terms below.
  • Aquatic plants Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
  • Birds -- Conservation -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
  • Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
    • Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) -- Environmental conditions
    • Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) -- Pollution
      • Chesapeake Bay Program (U.S.)
      • Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- Environmental aspects
          • Conservation of natural resources -- Chesapeake Bay Watershed
          • Endangered species -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
          • Environmental protection Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
          • Fisheries -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
          • Oyster fisheries -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
          • Trace elements Environmental aspects Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
            • Water quality -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
            • Water quality -- Chesapeake Bay Watershed
            • Watersheds Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
            • Wildlife habitat improvement -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)

                        Bibliography- General Works

                        Bibliography- Fishing and Wildlife

                        Bibliography- Pollution and Conservation