Geology Research Guide

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Databases

Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
  • GeoRef (1785 [North America]; 1933 [Int'l])
    International database of journal articles, conference proceedings, and book chapters covering geology and earth sciences.
  • Web of Science (1984 to present)
    Search thousands of journals across the sciences and social sciences and track cited references to locate more recent articles.
  • Agricultural & Environmental Science Database (ProQuest) (1960 to present)
    Multidisciplinary database providing access to the international literature in agricultural and environmental science.
  • GeoScienceWorld (1905 to present)
    Collection of journals published by leading geoscientific organizations and societies.

For more databases, use the subject filter on A-Z Databases

Reference

Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
  • Reference Universe
    Searchable index of the library's entire reference collection, both print and electronic.

Media

Find streaming audio and video in these collections.
  • Kanopy Streaming Video
    Kanopy offers a broad selection of thousands of streaming films, documentaries, and theatrical releases covering a wide variety of subject areas, with additional new releases launched monthly. If close-captioning is not included, it can be requested. Interactive transcripts are included. Note that US feature films are not typically part of the Kanopy offerings.

Web

Start with these recommended freely available resources in this discipline.

Translate journal abbreviation using JAbbr or All that JAS

    Research Support

    Research Help

    Need help with any part of the research process?  Please feel free to make an appointment with a Research & Instruction Librarian!

    Citing Sources

    Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that collects, manages, and formats citations and bibliographies. Zotero also helps organize your research by allowing you to attach PDFs, notes, and images to your references. You can arrange your sources into collections for different projects and tag them for easy searching.  You can get information about installing and using Zotero on the Library's guide on to How to Cite Sources

    For more information about how to appropriately use sources in your work, visit these guides:

    The Writing Center's Using Sources Guide

    Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Writer's Handbook on Avoiding Plagiarism

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      Earth : portrait of a planet (Marshak, Stephen, 1955-, author.) Frost Library; QE26.3 .M36 2019

      Museums at the forefront of the history and philosophy of geology Frost Library; QE51 .M87 2018

      Geology and tectonics of subduction zones : a tribute to Gaku Kimura Frost Library; QE511.46 .G46 2018

      Field volcanology : a tribute to the distinguished career of Don Swanson Frost Library; QE522 .F534 2018

      Chesapeake Bay impact structure Frost Library; QE598.5.U6 C44 2018

      The emerald planet : how plants changed Earth's history (Beerling, D. J., author.) Frost Library; QE905 .B44 2017