help finding articles, books etc. in the earth sciences
Last Updated: Oct 7, 2013
- Academic Search Complete
Good general purpose site, includes some earth science titles.
- Environment Complete
Many earth science titles.
Major index - no full text - but has links to help you locate the text.
Some major science journals; everything is at least 3 years old, but has everything prior, e.g. Journal of Paleontology, 1927-2005.
- Professional Papers of the USGS
Working papers on a wide range of earth science topics from the US Geological Survey, plus other documentation etc. See also the government documents tab in this guide.
Major hard science database.
- What is a database? (Video)
This short video gives a good overview of what a database is (in an Australian accent).
- Finding Articles
Use this tutorial to help you find articles if you aren't sure where to start.
- Citation Linker
Have the citation? Plug in what you know about the article and this tool will search our databases for a full text electronic copy.
- Scholarly vs. Popular
This tutorial will help you learn what a scholarly article is.