All Items by Source Type

Atlases & Maps

A to Z Maps Restricted Resource Resource contains images
Animal & plant distribution maps -- Antique maps -- Bible maps -- Canada maps -- Climate change maps -- Current event maps -- Earthquake maps -- Education-teaching tools -- Environmental maps -- Flags of the world -- Geography databases -- Geology maps -- GIS data -- Glossaries -- Google Earth -- Hurricane maps -- Map games & puzzles -- Modern map collection -- NASA maps -- Software -- USA maps -- Volcano maps -- Weather maps
Perry-CastaƱeda Library Map Collection Resource contains images
Includes U.S. maps, international maps and historical maps.
US Topo Maps Resource contains images
Topographical maps from the U.S. Geological Survey.
USGS Maps, Imagery, and Publications Resource contains images
Includes access to the National Map

Background & Context Sources

Science Online (via Facts on File) Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video
Indepth introductory articles in all scientific disciplines. Includes definitions, biographies, news articles, timelines, and experiments & activities.  Articles are selected from a diverse collection of Facts on File encyclopedias and other reference sources.

Continuing Education & Careers

GradSchools.com
Search for graduate programs by subject, program type, or location. Includes information about applying for graduate school and financial aid.
NSF-REU
Research opportunities for undergraduates in the sciences, funded by the National Science Foundation.

PhDs.org
Includes graduate school rankings and search. 
U.S. News Grad School Rankings
Search yearly graduate school rankings by discipline.

Data

Data.gov 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.

Databases

AAPG Datapages Archives Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
American Association of Petroleum Geologists publications, 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
Non-profit publisher of syntheses of the latest developments in 39 fields of science and social sciences. Excellent database of in-depth, secondary sources.
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 Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Search and access full-text of 40 peer-reviewed journals indexed, linked, and inter-operable with GeoRef.
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.
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, social sciences, arts, and humanities and proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.  Includes cited reference searching.

Dates of coverage: 1965 to present.
 

Dictionaries & Thesauri

Oxford Reference Online: Earth & Environmental Sciences Restricted Resource Some full text available
Includes five dictionaries, two encyclopedias, and four Oxford Companions.
Oxford Reference Online: Science and Technology Restricted Resource Some full text available
Dictionaries and Encylopedias on Science and Technology from Oxford University Press

Directories

ipl2: Earth Sciences
Internet resources in the areas of geology, geophysics, meteorology, climatology, oceanography, and hydrology.
Martindale's Geoscience Center
Large, online directory of geoscience resources. 

Encyclopedias

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
Encyclopedia of Earth Some full text available Resource contains images
The EoE is a free, expert-reviewed, electronic encyclopedia about the Earth, its environments, and their interaction with society.
Oxford Companion to the Earth Restricted Resource Some full text available
 
note: electronic book
Oxford Reference Online: Earth & Environmental Sciences Restricted Resource Some full text available
Includes five dictionaries, two encyclopedias, and four Oxford Companions.

Handbooks & Guides

Exploring the Planets
From the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Exploring the Planets includes the history and achievements of planetry explorations.
USGS Groundwater Information Some full text available
Timely information and studies about the groundwater resources of the United States. 

Images

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.

Journals

American Geophysical Union Journals Restricted Resource Some full text available
Includes the Journal of Geophysical Research
Geology Some full text available
Peer-reviewed journal, publishing research from all fields of the geosciences relevant to an international audience.
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.
Marine Geology Restricted Resource Some full text available
International journal of marine geology, geochemistry and geophysics.

Organizations & Associations

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


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GeoRef  is 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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Acknowledgments
This guide created by Martha Roseberry, Kent State University, School of Library and Information Science.  Maintained by Alison Ricker, Science Librarian.  Email: aricker@oberlin.edu
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