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Geology: Getting Started with Research   Tags: earth, earthquakes, geology, getting_started, landslides, mudslides, research, science, volcanoes, wildfires  

Basic resources for locating information for geology and earth sciences.
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Guide created 1/7/08

Links last checked 6/12/12

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Basic Resources

Items listed here are basic research tools useful for finding journal, magazine, and newspaper articles relevant to geology and earth sciences.
  • Academic Search Premier
    A good general-purpose database with journals and popular magazines. Many of the articles are full-text. Useful to anyone seeking information on topics in the areas of current events.
  • Access World News
    Full text access to over 1500 national and international newspapers.
  • Columbia Earthscape
    Columbia Earthscape is an integrated, interdisciplinary resource that connects the Earth and environmental sciences with their social, political and economic dimensions.
  • GeoScienceWorld
    Full-text articles from peer-reviewed journals in a broad range of geoscience areas.

World Events

Web resources useful for finding information on recent and current geological events such as earthquakes, volcano activity, etc.

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