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Atlases & Maps

National Map Some full text available Resource contains images
Dynamic and printable topographic maps, including small-scale datasets, hydrography data, link to The Global Map.  
Perry-CastaƱeda Library Map Collection, Univ. of Texas Libraries Resource contains images
Historical maps of Europe from the Greek and Roman eras to the 20th c.
Includes maps of various types: political, topographical, thematic, etc.
USGS Maps, Imagery, and Publications Resource contains images
Aerial photographs, satellite images, publications (Professional Papers, Water Supply Papers, etc.), topographic maps.

Continuing Education & Careers
Search for graduate programs by subject, program type, or location. Includes information about applying for graduate school and financial aid.
Research opportunities for undergraduates in the sciences, funded by the National Science Foundation.
Includes graduate school rankings and search. 
U.S. News Grad School Rankings
Search yearly graduate school rankings by discipline.


Data Management Plan Requirements - National Science Foundation Some full text availableopenURL
Requirements for dissemination and sharing of research results when funded by the National Science Foundation. Some full text availableopenURL Resource contains images
Data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, and design data visualizations. Includes data on climate, education, energy, health, science, and more.
Dryad Digital Repository ( Some full text availableopenURL Resource contains images
A nonprofit repository for data underlying the international scientific and medical literature.


AAPG Datapages Archives Some full text available Resource contains images
American Association of Petroleum Geologists publications, including AAPG Bulletin, plus content from 40 other publishers and societies.  Access provided by alumnus Lawrence W. Funkhouser.
Annual Reviews Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Critically reviews the most significant research literature in over 40 focused disciplines within the fields of biomedical, life, physical, and social sciences. These reviews both summarize recent scholarly advances and prompt new research activity. Excellent database of in-depth, secondary sources.
Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) Some full text available
Provides access to high-quality collections of educational resources and Earth data sets and imagery.
Fossil Calibration Database Some full text availableopenURL
Data repository about the world's oldest fossils, funded by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center.
GeoRef Restricted Resource
Indexes all topics in geoscience, in journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, theses and all publications of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Dates of Coverage: 1785-present

GeoScienceWorld Some full text available Resource contains images
Search and access full-text of 40 peer-reviewed journals indexed, linked, and inter-operable with GeoRef.   Includes also full-text of hundreds of technical and scholarly ebooks at
note: Subscribers & Oberlin users
National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) Some full text available Resource contains images
Includes free downloadable data, interactive maps, reports and publications, and images.
National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) Some full text available
Access to sources of marine environment data and information.
Ohio Geology Digital Library Some full text available Resource contains images
Project of The Ohio State University: public domain documents "selected as a foundation to preserve and provide greater access to early writings on the geology of Ohio."
TRAIL: Technical Report Archive and Image Library
Selects, digitizes, and deposits technical reports into trusted repositories: the HathiTrust and the University of North Texas (UNT) Digital Library
More info:
USGS Publications Warehouse Some full text available Resource contains images
United States Geological Survey publications.  All series and formats.
Web of Science Restricted Resource
Scholarly literature in the sciences, health and medicine, social sciences, arts, and humanities and proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.  Includes cited reference searching across many databases.

Search all databases in Web of Science (includes Medline and BIOSIS, direct link for on-campus users).

Dates of coverage: 1965 to present.

Dictionaries & Thesauri

Oxford Reference: Science and Technology Restricted Resource Some full text available
Dictionaries and Encylopedias on Science and Technology from Oxford University Press


ipl2: Earth Sciences
Internet resources in the areas of geology, geophysics, meteorology, climatology, oceanography, and hydrology.
Marine Geology & Geophysics Web Sites
Provides external links, categorized by country.
Martindale's Geoscience Center
Large, online directory of geoscience resources. 


Access Science Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Online version of McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 10th ed.  2007 plus updates.

OBIS record for print edition.  Sci Reference Q121 .M3 2007  vols.1-20
Oxford Companion to the Earth Restricted Resource Some full text available
note: electronic book

Handbooks & Guides

Data Management Plan Templates Some full text availableopenURL
From Columbia University Libraries Scholarly Communication Program.  Includes templates for DOE, NIH, NSF, and others, covering all areas of natural and social sciences.  See also DMPTool for many publicly shared Data Management Plans in various research areas.
DMPTool, California Digital Library Some full text availableopenURL
Guidelines, templates, examples of data management plans; University of California Curation Center of the California Digital Library.
Exploring the Planets
From the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Exploring the Planets includes the history and achievements of planetry explorations.
NASA Lunar and Planetary Science Some full text available
 NASA's archive for space science mission data.
NSF Data Management Plan Requirements Some full text availableopenURL
Listing of requirements for each NSF directorate or unit, to be followed when submitting a research proposal to the National Science Foundation.
Scientific Style & Format - Council of Science Editors Style Guide
Citation format examples suitable for many scientific publications.  A print copy of the guide is in the science library, behind the reference desk [OBIS record].
USGS Groundwater Information Some full text available
Timely information and studies about the groundwater resources of the United States. 


Atlas of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks, Minerals, & Textures Resource contains images
Introductory petrology in thin-section images.
Geology Photographs Resource contains images
Photos of natural features and the human impact on environments around the world.


American Geophysical Union Journals Restricted Resource Some full text available
Includes the Journal of Geophysical Research
Earth Surface Processes & Landforms Restricted Resource Some full text available
An international journal of geomorphology. Some full text availableopenURL Resource contains images
American Geophysical Union's leading source for trustworthy news and perspectives about the Earth and space sciences and their impact. Research summaries from AGU journals, conferences, and earth sciences news world-wide.
Geology Some full text available
Peer-reviewed journal, publishing research from all fields of the geosciences relevant to an international audience.
Geomorphology Restricted Resource Some full text available
  From fundamental theory and science to applied research of relevance to sustainable management of the environment.
GSA Bulletin Some full text available
Scholarly research in all branches of the earth sciences.
GSA Today Some full text available
Science and news magazine published by the Geological Society of America.
Journal of Coastal Research Some full text available
  Published bi-monthly by the Coastal Education & Research Foundation (CERF).
Journal of Geology Restricted Resource Some full text available
One of the oldest journals in geology, promoting the systematic philosophical and fundamental study of geology since 1893.
Marine Geology Restricted Resource Some full text available
International journal of marine geology, geochemistry and geophysics.
Nature Restricted Resource Some full text available
Peer-reviewed research articles of highest quality; scientific news, commentary, letters, reviews. Multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary scientific journal. Weekly. Current print issues in science library.
note: No access to pre-1950 articles online.  Print archive kept on campus.  See holdings in OBIS.
Ohio Geological Survey Publications, Maps, Data & Media Resources
Some publications are archived at Ohio Geology Digital Library, The Ohio State University 
Science (archive in JSTOR) Restricted Resource
Published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Current issues are received in print in the science library and are also accessible online at
Sedimentary Geology Restricted Resource Some full text available
Research into sediments at all spatial and temporal scales.
Sedimentology Restricted Resource Some full text available
Journal of the International Association of Sedimentologists.

Organizations & Associations

United States Global Change Research Program Some full text available Resource contains images
Federal research on global change and climate change.
Best Journal Article Database

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-- the most comprehensive journal article source for all earth sciences research.

Web of Science  is a good alternative, especially for interdisciplinary topics.
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GeoScienceWorld includes the full-text of hundreds of scholarly and technical books, as well as journal articles.
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