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Geosciences Sources

Geosciences Information Sources

Welcome to the Research Guide for Geosciences

This guide will assist you in conducting library research and in using the Princeton University Library resources and services. Use the tabs to start exploring the variety of tools and resources to assist you with your research. If you have any questions about doing basic or in-depth library research relating to climate science, geochemistry, geology, geophysics, and(or) paleoclimate, please contact me or Schedule a Research Consultation  

Thank you, and enjoy the day!

Emily 

Meet Our Specialists – Emily Wild 

 

Research sources for geosciences information


GeoRef – What is it? Subscription index to the international geological literature. Covers journal articles, books, conference proceedings, and a wide variety of publications indexed by special bibliographies from international, national and regional geological surveys and societies. https://library.princeton.edu/resource/3810 

GeoScienceWorld – What is it? Open-access index to international geosciences research by using GeoRef records. Subscription content for ebooks and ejournals. 

AAPG Datapages – What is it? An open-access index to AAPG publications and the publications for geologic/geosciences societies, includes open-access and subscription access to ebooks and ejournals http://archives.datapages.com/data/index.html 

  • Content partners: http://www.datapages.com/content-partners 
  • Search by group or region, for example: Canada Group, Gulf Coast Group (USA), North Atlantic Margins, Pacific & Asia Group, Rocky Mountain Group (USA), Russia and Eastern Europe, South & Central America, Southwestern Group (USA), West Coast Group (USA)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Central Library  https://library.noaa.gov/

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) – non-regulatory natural science agency in the Department of the Interior of the U.S. Government https://www.usgs.gov/

USGS near real-time data:

USGS online publications - reports, journal articles, book chapters, etc. : https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/ 

USGS search "everything at once option" : https://sciencebase.usgs.gov/ 

USGS open data catalog : https://data.usgs.gov/datacatalog 

USGS geologic maps database :  https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/ngmdb/ngmdb_home.html ; catalog text search: https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/ngm-bin/ngm_compsearch.pl  ; catalog map view search : https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/mapview/

USGS Lexicon and Stratigraphy : U.S. Geologic Names Lexicon ("Geolex"), a National compilation of names and descriptions of geologic units. https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Geolex/search 

USGS & AASG Guidelines and Geologic Map Standards : https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Info/ 

USGS topographic maps : catalog search : https://store.usgs.gov/maps  ; catalog map view search : https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/topoview/

USGS Mineral Resources Online Spatial Data: https://mrdata.usgs.gov/ 

USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center : https://www.usgs.gov/centers/eros 

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Atomic Weights: https://iupac.org/what-we-do/periodic-table-of-elements/ 

USGS Atomic Weights Research: https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/search?q=Atomic+Weights 

USGS Minerals Information : https://www.usgs.gov/centers/nmic 

USGS Energy Resources : https://www.usgs.gov/energy-and-minerals/energy-resources-program/

 

Scopus – What is it? Citation database with abstracts and linked references. https://library.princeton.edu/resource/4440

Web of Science – What is it? Citation database with abstracts and linked references. http://library.princeton.edu/resource/4136


Library Catalog (the Books+ tab on the library website, https://library.princeton.edu/) – What is it? Index of all the books and journals owned or subscribed to by Princeton University Library. Tip - to find journals do a “Journal Title” search in the catalog.