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Earth Sciences

Getting Started

  • Access Science
    General science resource with articles, updates, and biographies great for background research. Search for your topic or browse the list.
  • Agricola
    From the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library, AGRICOLA covers journal articles, books, theses, patents, and audiovisual materials related to agriculture back to 1970.
  • Environment Complete
    Offers in-depth coverage of research in ecology, energy, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental law, urban planning, and more.
 

Geology

  • GeoRef
    Find information on the geology of North America from 1669-present and global geology from 1933-present. Includes references to all publications of the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanos
    Short-to-medium length articles discussing specific earthquakes and volcanoes. Many places, including the individual U.S. states, are listed with their earthquake history and potential risk.
  • Volcano World
    Award-winning website provides current information on all aspects of volcanoes.

Meteorology

  • American Meterological Society : Journals
    Search or browse the publications of the American Meteorological Society, including the Journal of Climate and the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences.
  • National Climatic Data Center ( NCDC )  
    Provides access to the world's largest active archive of climate data. You can search the entire site or by location, link to a specific dataset, examine satellite, radar, or weather balloon data, and more!
     
  • National Weather Service ( NOAA )
    Provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts, warnings, and storm tracking.
  • Earth Observatory ( NASA )
    Provides freely-accessible satellite imagery and scientific information about our planet focused on Earth's climate and environmental change.

Ocean Sciences & Coastal Studies

  • Environment Complete
    Offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.
  • American Meterological Society : Journals
    Search or browse the publications of the American Meteorological Society, including the Journal of Physical Oceanography and the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology.
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography Research
    Official website of the internationally-known oceanographic institute. Includes information about research projects and activities as well as links to related sources.
  • National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC)
    National repository for global oceanographic data to contribute to a record of Earth's changing environment. Operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
  • FAO Fisheries & Aquaculture Department
     

Finding General Information

  • EBSCOHost ebooks    
    Over 30,000 full-text eBooks. Search with your topic or browse the Sciences category.
  • ScienceDirect
    Database of 1800+ journals, including many in the Earth & Environmental Sciences and Energy. Search for your topic or browse journals by title. Use Request It for journals that we don’t subscribe to.
  • Greenfile
    Covers all aspects of human impact on the environment from a multidisciplinary approach and includes scholarly, government and general-interest titles.
  • INTELECOM Online Video Resources
    A database of short academic video clips, including animations. Relevant collections include Atmospheric Sciences, Earth Sciences, Oceanography, and more!
  • VAST : Academic Video Online  
    Provides thousands of complete video titles in a multiple disciplines. For earth sciences titles, search by topic or browse the Science Topic.
  • Virtual Reference Library
    Includes the "Gale Encyclopedia of Science", books on each biome, and various environmental encyclopedias. Search everything at once from the box.