The Prairie Research Institute Library has closed permanently. The Prairie Research Institute Librarian is now based at Funk Library, and may be reached by email or at (217) 333-5856. Additional contact information is here. Additional information about the library closure can be found on the FAQ page.
Library Resources for Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Staff is a guide that is specifically designed to help ISTC staff navigate the many resources available at the University of Illinois Library and beyond.
Reference guides help identify resources that will help you get started with research both on the Internet and in your local library. If you have a specific question, check the Prairie Research Institute Library's FAQ. You may find the answer there.
Full-text of ISTC publications are available free of charge at the links listed below and through ISTC's community on IDEALS, the University of Illinois' institutional repository.
ISTC hosts the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR). GLRPPR's sector resources link to online and hard copy material related to a particular industrial sector (e.g. "Agriculture") or a topic of interest across a wide variety of sectors (e.g. "Energy Efficiency"). Each sector resource also includes a list of relevant:
Each item listed within a Sector Resource includes a full record, which contains the item's title, a brief abstract, a link to the item (if it is available online), date of publication, source and resource type. Price and ordering information are listed for hard copy items where available.