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Bibliographies - updated 1 February 2018

For those who wish to investigate issues of sustainability in more depth and detail, I have provided two bibliographies for download.

I kept an up-to-date bibliography of research publications in a Microsoft Access database from 1990 when I enrolled in a PHD until 2005 when I left academia to return to the private sector, My apologies that some later records entered by an over-enthusiastic research assistant are in “shouting” UPPERCASE. An entry of “Private” in the “Library” field means that I have a hardcopy of that publication in my filing cabinets or I own that book. An entry in the “Class” field provides the catalogue number of the publication stored at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, library.

The Microsoft Access bibliography can be downloaded here

In October 2015 I started to enter the titles of books into Scrivener, a manuscript management software. I have exported the content of this bibliography as a zipped file of folders by category in RTF format.

The bibliography of additional books by category exported from Scrivener can be downloaded here

As the years rolled by I started to collect more and more publications in PDF format. I haven’t entered these publications into a database because I use search engines to find publications by filename and content. I use a shortened title for each publication using the most descriptive part of the full title, name of only one author which is not necessarily the first author listed, and the date of the publication.

I use Search Everything and Looken index based search engines which carry out a search using a single word or group of words within part of a filename. Wildcards can also be used. Looken not only lists files which include the search word within a filename, but also files which include the search word within the content of the file, but not necessarily within the filename.

I also use DocFetcher which is a much more sophisticated index based search engine. Complex multiple words or phrase searches can be carried out using a rich search syntax. Features of DocFetcher include wildcards, fuzzy searches, searches based on proximity, and custom weighted words. Docfetcher lists the number of times the search word or phrase occurs in each file and provides the full title of a publication in a list if the publication has an appropriate format. The pages of a selected file is displayed in a simplified text format with the search word or phrase highlighted. The subsequent occurrence of each can be navigated to at the press of an icon. Listed files can also be read using a nominated PDF reader if so desired.

At my last count I have over 3,000 research publications in PDF format stored on my desktop, synchronised, and archive hard drives. To provide a listing of these files would be pointless because a listing of filenames only does not constitute a bibliography.

A bibliography of key international peer reviewed journal publications and publications by reputable research organisations can be viewed here.


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