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Subject Guides


  • Dictionary of Earth Sciences
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  • Encyclopedia of Geomorphology
    Call Number: GB400.3.E53 2004
  • Encyclopedia of Sediments & Sedimentary Rocks
    Call Number: QE 471.2 .E53 2003
  • Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores
    Call Number: QH 541.5 .S35 E53 2007
  • Encyclopedia of Volcanoes
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  • Guide to Minerals, Rocks, and Fossils
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  • McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of the Geological Sciences
    Call Number: QE 5 M29
  • Oxford Companion to the Earth
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Access: network restricted
Coverage: varies
Content: GeoRef is is a comprehensive geosciences database containing over 2.8 million bibliographic records to the geoscience literature of the world. Among the subjects covered in GeoRef are: environmental and engineering geology, hydrology, economic geology, geophysics, petrology, paleontology, marine geology and oceanography, and mineralogy.

JoVE - Journal of Visualized Experiments
Access: Network restricted
Coverage: 2006 to current
Content: The Journal of Visualized Experiments is the world's first peer-reviewed scientific video journal. View dynamic presentations of methods, data analyses, and results to learn new experimental techniques and improve reproducibility. Articles are published in the fields of biology, medicine, chemistry, and physical sciences.

ProQuest Science Journals
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Coverage: Varies
Content: Whether you're researching the effects of global warming or interested in the latest scandal surrounding genetically modified food, ProQuest Science Journals will guide you directly to the information you need. ProQuest Science Journals provides unmatched research support for both the applied and general sciences.

  • GeoIndex(Search engine for companies, educational resources, government resources, and associations in the geosciences.)
  • Geomorphology from Space(Online NASA publication that provides views of landforms from space.)
  • GeoScienceWorld(Search engine for 7 geological associations. Also includes a thesaurus for search terms.)
  • Global Volcanism Program(Smithsonian Institution's resource for volcano research, featuring volcano maps, photo gallery, activity reports, and more.)
  • Intute: Earth Sciences( Gateway to high-quality earth science Web sites.)
  • Karst Information Portal(KIP provides unified links to karst research in technical reports, publications, dissertations, and more.)
  • Science Accelerator(Federated search engine from the U.S. Dept. of Energy retrieves government reports, white papers, proceedings, and patents. Some full text freely available.)
  • USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program(This site offers the ability to search on bathymetry, mapping, and photographs for world regions. As a bonus, most images come from scientific papers that are available online.)
  • USGS Geology Research(Access to government reports, publications, news, and more on all aspects of geology research throughout the United States.)

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