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Maryland and the Environment

Tips for locating research material for the student of Maryland's environment.

Helpful Search Terms

Use these terms to help you find relevant sources when searching the University of Maryland online catalog. To search the catalog using these terms, simply select "Subject beginning with..." on the drop-down menu. Then enter one of the following terms listed below.

Water -- Pollution -- Maryland 

Environmental protection -- Maryland

Environmental monitoring -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)

Water quality -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)

Nutrient pollution of water -- Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Restoration ecology -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)

Pollution--Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)

Suspended sediments--Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)

Environmental policy--Maryland


Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- History

Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- History, Local

Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant (Md.)

Overview of Resources in the Maryland Collection

Below is a list of call number ranges where you can locate books and other print materials related to the environment in Maryland. To find the lists of titles covered by the call numbers, simply go to the online catalog, find the drop down menu called "choose type of search" select "call number" and copy and paste a number from the options below. Use this list to as a starting point for the research process and to get an idea of the types of materials Special Collections and University of Maryland Libraries have on numerous environmental topics.     

  • COMAR (13) - COMAR 2012 
    • ​Print materials found between these call numbers include government reports, plans and policies relating to the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.  
  • F 187.C47B39 2011 - F 187.D4575
    • Books in this call number range primarily cover the history of the Chesapeake Bay Region. 
  • GB 565.M3D3 1988 - GB 576.L53L53 2002
    • This call number range contains printed materials that primarily relate to flood plains and watershed restoration in Maryland. 
  • HD 211.M3A3 - HD 211.M3V33 1958
    • ​Between these numbers, you can find materials concerned with land use and development in Maryland. 
  • HT 392.5.C45B3 2007 - HT 392.5.C45W34 1972
    • Here you will able to discover print sources that contain information about the environmental concerns regarding the coasts of Maryland including the Chesapeake Bay, management of costal zones and costal ecology of Maryland. 
  • QH 76.5M3 - QH 76.5.M38U54 1990
    • ​This call number range contain materials about Maryland wetlands, natural areas of Maryland, environmental protection in Maryland and newsletters of the Nature Conservancy of Maryland and the Patuxent Sierran.
  • QH 104.5.C4C45 - QH 104.5.C45Y43 1988
    • ​Materials in this range contain information about the Chesapeake Bay. 
  • QL 84.22.C43V65 2001 - QL 84.22.M5E63 1994
    • ​Within this call number range are resources that contain information about Maryland wildlife. 
  • SD 413.M3F67 1991a - SD 413.M35B83 2010
    • Materials found within this range relate to forest conservation in Maryland. 
  • SH 365.A3 - SH 365.M4588
    • ​Books found here contain information about oyster fishing/fisheries, fishing and seafood industries in Maryland.  
  • TD 24.M3A32 - TD 142.B725 1972a
    • This call number range contains print materials about municipal public works and the environment, sanitary engineering and Maryland wastewater and waterworks. 
  • TD 195.42.B37 - TD 196.A25C62 1996
    • The number range contains reports and studies concerning acid rain and water quality in Maryland.
  • TD 224.M19 - TD224.M37L36 1980a
    • ​Here you can find resources about water supply, water pollution, water quality, ground water and surface water data.  
  • TJ 164.K52 - TJ164.264 1984
    • ​Print sources in this number range contain studies, assessments and reports of Maryland power plants. Topics covered by the materials include pollution caused by power plants and site planning. 
  • TK 1193.U5A28 1997 - TK 1344.M3P73
    • ​Call number range contains materials relating to environmental impacts and monitoring of Maryland power plants.