Q&A: New Mexico State documents and Endangered Species Act
Submitted by jrjacobs@stanfo... on Wed, 11/11/2009 - 10:14.
I am preparing to perform research on the Endangered Species Act in New Mexico. I understand that the library holds state documents for California, however, I was wondering if they hold any documents for New Mexico (regarding the ESA). I greatly appreciate your assistance.
In general, no we don't collect NM state documents. However, given that the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is a federal law administered through the Fish and Wildlife Service, you'll find quite a bit on it in books, articles, US govt documents and websites. Take a look at the following suggestions.
- Searchworks results for ESA + New Mexico
- Congressional publications from LexisNexis. It's listed on our databases page (http://databases.stanford.edu) in the subject "Government Information: United States". There will be hearings, CRS reports and other congressional documents available.
- Other article databases to search (also at databases.stanford.edu): Academic Search Premier and PAIS. Also look through the environment subject list of databases for others of interest like Environment Index. In ASP I found quite a few articles like the following:
Interacting Effects of Landownership, Land Use, and Endangered Species on Conservation of Southwestern U.S. Rangelands. SAYRE, NATHAN F. Conservation Biology; Jun2005, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p783-792.
- A couple of NM state search engines that might be of interest:
*I found these on the state databases project of the Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) of the American Library Association of which I'm a member.
- Worldcat search: WorldCat search>/li>
- some websites of possible interest: