Top 5 Earth Sciences Resources

The links below represent the top five research sources in your discipline, as selected by the UCSD Library. Need help with your research? Ask a librarian!

GeoRef [UCSD Only]
1785-present (North America); 1933-present (world-wide). Indexes publications in geology, seismology, marine geology, geophysics, geochemistry (weak coverage), geological maps, hydrology, archaeology, etc.

Columbia Earthscape: An Online Resource for the Global Environment
Collection of online books, journals, conference proceedings, and datasets, as well as classroom models, syllabi, weblinks, and other resources on virtually all aspects of the earth sciences and the environment.

Key Databases for Oceanography & Earth Sciences
indexing and abstracting databases for published research in oceanography and earth sciences.

Earth Science Division at NASA Ames Research Center
Research in the atmospheric and ecosystem sciences, emphasizing process and modeling studies using advanced airborne and satellite-based measurement technologies.

Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Colmbia University (CIESIN)
Interactive maps, GIS and georeferenced data sets, with emphesis on population and environment. CIESIN is the World Data Center A (WDC-A) for Human Interactions in the Environment.

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