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Earth Sciences: Journal Articles

How to find information for all aspects of earth science, including astronomy, climatology, meteorology, and geology

This is the old version of the Earth Science guide. You can find the new guide by following this link: https://libguides.southernct.edu/earthscience

Finding Journal Articles

Databases are the primary way of finding journal articles. Databases consist of indexes which list information about the articles such as author, title, journal information, and subject(s). Sometimes abstracts, or summaries, are included. Some databases also have the full text of the articles, in which case you can also search for keywords in the text. When the full text of an article is not available in the database, use the journal finder to find full text, search the library catalog for the journal, or request the article through Interlibrary Loan. A list of Earth Science journals available through the library is available through the journal finder.

Peer-reviewed, refereed, or scholarly journals have articles that have been reviewed by experts in the field. Not all articles in peer-reviewed journals are reviewed, however. Some may be news, opinion, or short reports. Many databases are either all peer-reviewed journals or have a check box to limit a search to just peer-reviewed journals.

 

Subject Specific Databases

These databases specialize in providing Earth Science and other science related articles.

For each of the databases below, click on "more..." to read a description of that database's content.

Subject Related Databases

These databases may have science related articles but may not be specific to Earth Science. Depending on your topic, you may find some of these useful.

For each of the databases below, click on "more..." to read a description of that database's content.

Multidisciplinary Databases

These databases cover many topics, but have selected full text from a variety of Earth Science related journals, books, and reports. PhD dissertations and Masters theses are usually great sources for research topic ideas, literature reviews, and methods.

For each of the databases below, click on "more..." to read a description of that database's content.