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Subject: Geology & Geophysics databases

Geology & Geophysics research guide

Geology & Geophysics titles

  • AAPG/Datapages   

    Database of geology journals including titles from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), and other geological societies. Also provides access to the UDRIL GIS database of geological data in georeferenced formats for use in GIS mapping applications.

  • American Geophysical Union Journals   

    Geology eJournal database that covers the American Geophysical Union titles and other geological societies. On its own platform. Access limited to 2 simultaneous users.

  • Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)   

    Major aquatic indexing database in six parts that covers biology, oceanography, aquaculture, pollution and biotechnology journals, books, reports, conference papers and limited distribution literature back to 1971. Part of ProQuest Aquatic Science Collection and ProQuest Biology Science Collection.

  • Book Citation Index   

    Index to scholarly books with citation information in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Part of the Web of Science Core Collection on the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index   

    Index to conference proceedings in the sciences and social sciences. Part of the Web of Science Core Collection on the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Current Contents Connect   

    Database providing complete tables of contents, abstracts, and bibliographic information from the most recently published issues of leading scholarly journals. On the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Data Citation Index   

    Index of data studies and data sets in international repositories, covering social sciences, physical sciences, life sciences, and arts & humanities, with citation information. On the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Essential Science Indicators   

    Science research analysis database showing publication performance statistics and trends data based on journal article publication counts and citation data from Thomson Reuters databases. On the InCites platform.

  • GEOBASE   

    Earth science indexing database that covers journals, magazines, books and conference papers back to 1973. On the Engineering Village platform.

  • GeoRef   

    Major geology indexing database that covers maps, journals, books, conference papers, reports and theses. It covers North American geology back to 1669 and world geology back to 1933. On the ProQuest platform.

  • GeoScienceWorld   

    Major geology database platform that combines the GeoRef indexing database and full-text eJournal collection from major geoscience societies.

  • Knovel   

    Engineering indexing/full-text database that covers the publisher's books and reference sources and allows searching for numeric or tabular data. On the Knovel platform. An app for iOS and Android tablets, “My Knovel ToGo”, is available to permit offline reading.

  • Lyell Collection   

    Geology indexing/full-text database of full-runs of selected journals, special publications and books from the Geological Society (U.K.). On the Geological Society platform.

  • Materials Project    UW login not required

    Database of computed information on known and predicted materials. Requires free login.

  • METADEX   

    METADEX is a source for information on metals and alloys: their properties, manufacturing, applications, and development. Sources covered include over 3,000 periodicals, conference proceedings, technical reports, trade journal/newsletter items, patents, books, and press releases. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts   

    This database provides resources drawn from the world's literature on meteorology, climatology, atmospheric chemistry and physics, astrophysics, hydrology, glaciology, physical oceanography, and environmental sciences.

  • National Geologic Map Database    UW login not required

    Geology indexing/full-text database that provides maps, images and data from the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating agencies. Much of the recent content may be downloaded. On its own platform.

  • OnePetro   

    Petroleum full-text database that provides research reports from a number of energy-related societies. On its own platform.

  • Petroleum Abstracts   

    A comprehensive source of information on the oil and gas exploration and production industry.

  • SAGE Knowledge   

    Provides access to e-books, reference works, and streaming videos in the subject areas of business & management; counseling & psychotherapy; criminology & criminal justice; education; geography, earth & environmental science; health & social care; media, communication & cultural studies; politics & international relations; psychology; and sociology.

  • Science Citation Index   

    Science indexing database covering journal articles and citation information back to 1900. Part of Web of Science on the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • SciFinder Scholar   

    Major chemistry indexing database covering journals, patents, dissertations, books, and websites. Also covers specialized substance and reactions sources. Access requires creation of a personal account.

  • SciFinder-n (new interface)   

    New interface to this major chemistry database covering journals, patents, dissertations, books, and websites, as well as specialized substance and reactions sources. Also includes the MethodsNow database of full synthetic protocols, the PatentPak interactive patent mapping tool, and the Retrosynthesis Computer-Aided Synthetic Design (CASD) module for automated retrosynthesis planning. Access requires creation of a personal account; logins previously created for SciFinder Scholar remain valid for SciFinder-n.

  • SciTech Collection   

    Areas covered include materials science, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, biology, aquatic sciences, environmental science, computer science and earth sciences in addition to many more. It fully incorporates ProQuest Natural Science Collection and ProQuest Technology Collection.

  • Scitech Connect (OSTI - includes Energy Citations Database)    UW login not required

    Repository of technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia, and data funded by the U.S. Department of Energy from the 1940s to today. Consolidates the contents of OSTI's Information Bridge and Energy Citations Database.

  • SPIE Digital Library   

    Optics indexing/full-text database that provides SPIE eJournals, conference proceedings and eBooks back to 1990. On the SPIE platform.

  • USGS Publications Warehouse    UW login not required

    Geology indexing/full-text database that covers USGS publications back to 1880. On a USGS platform.

  • Web of Science (core collection)   

    Multidisciplinary indexing database that combines journal citation index databases in arts & humanities, social sciences and sciences, as well as conference proceedings and book citation indexes. The Current Chemical Reactions and Index Chemicus databases are also included in the Core Collection. All component databases can be searched separately as well.

  • Wiley Online Library   

    Multidisciplinary collection of library-licensed journals and ebooks published by Wiley and associated publishers.

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