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University Libraries - Article Databases

Earth & Ocean Sciences

Top Databases

  • GeoScienceWorld

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

  • 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

    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 (1956 to present), Science Citation Index Expanded (1899 to present). 

  • GeoRef

    Covers the international technical literature on geology and geophysics.

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.

  • 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.

  • JSTOR

    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.