This database is a comprehensive geoscience resource containing over 3.2 million bibliographic records covering subjects such as mineralogy and crystallography, general mineralogy, mineralogy of silicates, and mineralogy of non-silicates. Bibliographic records from more than 3,500 journals are included in the database as well as journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses. Over 100,000 references are added to the GeoRef database annually.
This database provides access to information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. This collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for approximately 600,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 6,300 records. GreenFILE draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.
HighWire Press, a division of Stanford University Libraries, produces the online versions of high-impact, peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly content. The database offers access to the full-text of over 1,500 leading journals available from the journals' own sites for complete and accurate representation of the research at its source (including articles published online ahead of print, reference works, books, and proceedings); plus all of Medline -- with links to full text. Journals of interest: Astronomy & Geophysics, Geophysical Journal International, and Journal of Petrology.
Open Science Directory is a tool for finding open access journals in science, medicine, and agriculture (among other fields). There are over 13,000 scientific journals on the OSD, the most important collections being Directory of Open Access Journals, BioMed Central, HighWire Press, and PubMed Central. Users can browse/search by journal title, subject, and keyword. Access to each journal's website is provided through the Open Science Directory.
ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. Coverage goes as far back as 1823, and content areas include Earth and Planetary Sciences, Energy, and Environmental Science.
Wiley Online features over 1,000 journals, major reference works, online books, Current Protocols laboratory manuals, and databases as well as a suite of professional and management resources.
This resource provides access to a trove of material about major areas in the New York City Region (Highlands Province, Sedimentary Appalachians, Mesozoic Basins, Coastal Plain), Quaternary Geology, Basic Geologic Principles, and NYC's Physical Environment. Users can find detailed maps, illustrations, color photographs, as well as a lengthy list of secondary sources.
This multimedia site (subtitled "NASA's Eyes on the Earth") offers photos, movies, animations and interactive graphics as well as news and data from NASA's research into climate change.
This site provides a wide range of unique national, state, and local environmental information. Tabs at the top allow users to navigate through the EPA's abundant and complex information from a news, scientific, or legal perspective. "My Environment" enables the user to search for environmental information based on ZIP code and compiles data from other state and federal agencies to provide a comprehensive view of an area's environmental conditions.
The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life. The USGS also has an online, searchable library. Its library is the largest library for earth sciences in the world. The library system includes four libraries and is part of the Geographic Information Office of the USGS. Another important resource is the USGS Photographic Library, which offers access to more than 30,000 color and black-and-white photographs taken during geologic studies of the U.S. These images provide a visual history of the discovery, development, and sciences of the United States and its Geological Survey. Some photographs have been used in USGS publications, but most have never been published.
Nature is the world's most highly cited interdisciplinary science journal, a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions. Nature also provides rapid, authoritative, insightful and arresting news and interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public.
The Earthquake Engineering Online Archive is a database of significant, publicly-funded research and development literature, photographs, data, and software in earthquake, structural, and geotechnical engineering. It includes full text for EERC, SEMM, and PEER reports published at UC Berkeley, the NISEE software library, and images from EQIIS, including the Steinbrugge, Godden, and Kozak collections.
Featuring categories such as Basics, Big Picture, Warning, Preparedness, and more, this site offers both basic and in-depth coverage of the earthquakes that create tsunamis, their warning systems, as well as providing preparation and hazard assessment information. The Education section provides resources for teachers and elementary students. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the government agency with primary responsibility for providing tsunami warnings to the United States.
This site, hosted by the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, is not a monitoring service. Instead, Tsunamis & Earthquakes contains overview documents with details about recent earthquakes and resulting tsunamis since 1998, including a Research Studies section covering past events. Researchers can use this site to find basic information, animations, research studies, and analyses.
Climate Monitoring is a service of NOAA's National Climatic Data Center. It is divided into 12 sections, each offering links to reports, data, maps, and other resources.
OpenGeoSci is a free, map-based discovery interface providing geographic searching for more than 300,000 maps, cross-sections, charts, tables, and other high-value content from GeoScienceWorld (GSW) publications. Search results can be filtered by journal, topical category, publication date, zooming in on the map, or an area filter. Selecting a result on the map will open a content box that displays the data result, caption information, citation information, and a link to the original publication.
This website is part of the National Cooperative Soil Survey, an effort of Federal and State agencies, universities, and professional societies to deliver science-based soil information. The organization provides links to information about geospatial research, soil surveys, soil data, and world soils. The NRCS site also features images, posters, maps, and charts, as well as a soil glossary.
This site is an interface to a crystal structure database that includes every structure published in the American Mineralogist, The Canadian Mineralogist, European Journal of Mineralogy and Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, as well as selected datasets from other journals. (BCL subscribes to these four journals.) The database is maintained under the care of the Mineralogical Society of America and the Mineralogical Association of Canada, and financed by the National Science Foundation.
NOAA's site provides copious and current information on weather alerts, graphical forecasts, national maps, radar, air quality, and satellite views. The site also allows users to find surveys, press releases, reports, and links to other organizations and offices, on topics such as Oceans, Fisheries, Climate, Research, and Coasts.
Included in this resource are a number of tutorials to help you learn how to use, process, analyze and understand Landsat data.