Database List

The following 9 databases are best for: Earth Sciences

See our Earth Sciences Research Guide for more information on researching this subject.

Core Earth Sciences Databases

GeoRef

GeoScience World

Web of Science


All Earth Sciences Databases

Data Citation Index    
Database of research data from repositories around the world, with links to works that cite the data. Data is mostly from the life sciences, but includes a significant number of social science and physical science data sets, and a smaller number of sets from the humanities.
  • Coverage Range: 1900 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: ThOMSON REUTERS

 
Environment Complete    
Covers 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.
  • Coverage Range: 1975-present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
GeoRef    
Guide to materials in geology and earth sciences.
  • Coverage Range: 1785 to present for N. America
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
GeoScienceWorld    
An aggregation of peer-reviewed journals indexed, linked, and inter-operable with GeoRef.
  • Coverage Range: currently, mostly 2000 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: GeoScienceWorld

 
National Geographic Magazine Archive    
The official journal of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit educational and scientific organizations. Recognized for some of the highest-quality photojournalism and cartography in the world, this award-winning, iconic magazine is famous for providing unparalleled, in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment. Featuring the complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s, this database includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable.
  • Coverage Range: 1888-1994 (Archive), 1995-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale

 
ScienceDirect    
A collection of articles focusing on science, technology and medicine.
  • Coverage Range: Varied some 1850 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Elsevier
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO)    
SciELO provides cooperative electronic publishing of science, social sciences, and arts & humanities journals to meet the scholarly communication needs of developing countries, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean countries. It provides an efficient way to assure universal visibility and accessibility to their scholarly literature. English, Spanish, and Portuguese search interfaces are available. Full-text will be in the language of the original publication.
  • Coverage Range: current and back issues of journals
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: Scielo (Open access)

 
Web of Knowledge    
Simultaneously search Web of Science (Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions and Index Chemicus), BIOSIS Citation Index, Current Contents Connect, Data Citation Index, Derwent Patents Index, Zoological Record, and MEDLINE.
  • Coverage Range: varies; mostly 1965 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: THOMSON REUTERS

 
Web of Science    
Searches both social science and science materials, and allows the user to see what other articles have cited a chosen paper. Provides access to Science and Social Sciences Citation Indexes (1900-present), Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990-present) Book Citation Index (2005-present), Current Chemical Reactions (1985-present), and Index Chemicus (1993-present).
  • Coverage Range: 1900-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: THOMSON REUTERS
  • Jumpstart Searchable