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GEOG 3410 - Life Cycle Assessment — Welcome

Library resources and research tips for conducting a life cycle inventory assessment literature review.

Library resources for Life Cycle Assessment

(cover image of Life Cycle Management: A Business Guide to Sustainability (2007: United Nations Environment Programme)

This guide provides a directory of resources related to the practice and study of life cycle inventory and assessment - including tips for searching the scientific literature on LCA, links to examples, and other resources. 

This guide covers:

Resources for conducting an LCA:

  • Background materials on the theory and elements of life cycle analysis
  • LCA case studies and data on products and materials
  • Supplemental materials including trade journals and related research


  • Using Interlibrary Services to get access to books and articles not available at UConn
  • Understanding the peer-review process in academic journal literature and determining if a journal is peer-reviewed
  • Citing sources in APA, MLA, or other citation styles

Example of life cycle assessment: packing tape