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University Libraries - Article Databases

Earth & Ocean Sciences

Top Databases

  • GeoRef

    Covers the international technical literature on geology and geophysics.

  • ScienceDirect

    Only those journals to which USC-Columbia subscribes are available full text. Strongest coverage in the sciences, but includes some business, humanities and social science journals.

  • Web of Science Core Collection (includes Citation Indexes)

    Indexes thousands of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Also has cited reference searching and ways to refine and analyze your search results. Includes three indexes: Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975 to present), Social Sciences Citation Index (1900 to present), Science Citation Index Expanded (1899 to present). 

    Note:  Previously our subscription began social sciences coverage in 1956. Coverage now extends back to 1900 in the social sciences. 

    Besides the subject citation databases, the Web of Science Core Collection also includes: Book Citation Index (2005 to present), Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990-present), Current Chemical Reactions, and Index Chemicus

  • GeoScienceWorld

    Provides online access to core, peer-reviewed journals in the geosciences and is inter-operable with GeoRef.

Additional Databases (alphabetical)

  • Annual Reviews

    Provides full-text access to critical review articles that synthesize the primary contributions in the areas of biomedical, physical, and social sciences.

  • ASFA - Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts

    Abstracts of the world’s literature dealing with the science, technology, and management of marine, freshwater, and brackish water environments and organisms.

  • Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in . . .

    Does not include impact factors but you can find acceptance rates, manuscript guidelines, and review process information for journals.  Search by topic areas, words in journal name, acceptance rate, type of review process, or publisher.  Directories for the fields of:

    • Business (Accounting, Economics & Finance, Management, Marketing)
    • Computer ScienceBusiness Information Systems
    • Education (Educational Curriculum & Methods, Educational Psychology & Administration, Educational Technology & Library Science)
    • Mathematics
    • Psychology & Psychiatry
    • Nursing and Health Administration
    • Science (Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Oceanography, Physics)
  • EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements

    EIS extracts the key issues from complex government-released environmental impact statements, converting massive documents into concise, readable abstracts.

  • Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management

    Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 1500 scientific journals and thousands of other sources including conference proceedings, environmental impact statements, reports, books and government publications.


    Full-text of back issues of more than 100 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Issues are entered on-line after having been published for 2-5 years.

  • Oceanic Abstracts

    Focuses exclusively on worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment.

  • Oxford Reference

    Fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.