This site provides access to Florida Gulf Coast University
Library's South West Florida Environmental Documents Collection
The SWFEDC is an amalgam of the Estero Bay Documents Collection,
The Charlotte Harbor Information Resource Center Documents
Collection, and the Caloosahatchee Documents Collection.
For more information, see "About the Collections".
To perform a search, click on one of the "Search" buttons
near the bottom of the screen and enter your search terms.
Clicking on "Search: the SWFEDC Database" will
allow you to access the documents in our collection.
The WebLuis search interface is used for searching the
SWFEDC collection. Detailed instructions on using the WebLuis
interface can be accessed through the WebLuis
Clicking on "Search: Charlotte Harbor Information Resource
Center" will take you to a web site sponsored by the
Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program. Bibliographies,
pathfinders, and other web-based information related to the
environments of Southwest Florida is available through this
Clicking on "Search: Linking Florida's Natural Heritage" will
allow you to access environmental documents collected from
all over Florida by the state universities of Florida.
Clicking on "Search: Florida Environments Online" will
allow you to access environmental documents related to Florida
as well as pathfinders to the Florida Geological Survey and
Florida Agricultural History and Rural Life.
Many of the documents in this collection can be viewed
online in their entirety. Documents not available online
obtained from FGCU Library Services or through the Inter-Library
Loan services available at most local libraries.
Online Documents are available in JPEG and PDF formats.
JPEG images are good for displaying online in your browser.
Every page of online, full-text documents in this collection
is represented by one JPEG image. To move from page to
page, use the Next and Previous buttons on the menu bar
at the top or bottom of the screen.
PDF files are good for downloading and printing. In
general, all of the pages in a chapter or other type
of section are "bundled together" into a
single PDF file. When you click on a link to a PDF
Adobe Acrobat Reader launches automatically and displays
the document on your screen. The Acrobat Reader has
navigation tools that allow you to turn pages, zoom
in and out,
and print or download the file.
Your browser must be configured to run the Acrobat Reader
software in order to read a PDF document. Acrobat Reader
is available free and can be downloaded from Adobe's
Download Page. For a detailed instruction and a step-by-step
tutorial you may refer to the Acrobat Reader Tutorial.
A minimum level web browser of Netscape 4.0 or Microsoft
Internet Explorer 4.0 (or similar browser with Java and
Current versions of Netscape and Internet
available free for downloading.