Best Resources for Finding Articles
  • GeoRef
    • Most comprehensive bibliographic database in geology, from 1785 to present. Nearly 2 million records. (Now from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)
  • Interactive Index of Geologic Mapping in Nevada
    • Map index with references (including USGS, theses, journals, NBMG) to location, 1876-1999.
  • USGS National Geologic Map Database
    • Searchable Geoscience Map Catalog, Geologic Map Image Library, Lexicon of Geologic Names of the United States, and links to related resources. Most of the maps in the Catalog are from the U.S. Geological Survey, and therefore available in our Ansari Map Library.
  • Water Resources Abstracts
    • Abstracts of journal articles, books, & other reports pertaining to water resources. 1967- present.
  • Geobase
    • Worldwide bibliographic database on geography, geology, and ecology. 900,000 records. 1980 - present.
  • Meteorological & Geoastrophysics Abstracts
    • Indexes the worldwide literature of meteorology, climatology, atmospheric chemistry and physics, astrophysics, hydrology, glaciology, physical oceanography and environmental sciences. Summaries from 600+ journal titles, as well as conference proceedings, books, technical reports and other monographs. 1974- present.
  • Petroleum Abstracts
    • Over 800,000 abstracts from journals, conference proceedings, books, and other sources on oil and gas exploration, production, transportation and storage. Full-text is "Pay-per-View", so check the library catalog for journal titles, and use our Document Delivery service if you need an article that is not available locally.
  • IMMAGE
    • Information on mining, metallurgy, and geological exploration. 95,000 records. 1979- present. Also available on CD-ROM: TN1 .I488 CD Reserve, DeLaMare Library. (UNR NetID required)
  • InfoMine
    • The portal site for comprehensive news and information about all aspects of worldwide mining and mineral exploration. UNR users may access all InfoMine resources, including subscriber-only areas indicated by this icon: . Select EduMine for online professional development resources and technical reference for mining and geological sciences. UNR users must register using their UNR e-mail address before accessing InfoMine the first time. InfoMine will immediately send you an e-mail confirming your registration. Trial access to this resource ends May 1, 2008.
  • Columbia Earthscape
    • Interdisciplinary collection of resources on environmental issues. Includes teaching materials, legislation, regional studies, documents, journal articles, full-text books and chapters, and online data sets.
  • MinAbs Online
    • Abstracts of the literature of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, environmental mineralogy and related topics. Online version of Mineralogical Abstracts. 1982 - present.
  • RMMLF Digital Library
    • Proceedings of all the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation annual and special institutes and workshops from 1955 to 1997 excluding some copyrighted materials. (UNR NetID required)
Additional Resources for Finding Articles & Other Information
  • Applied Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCOHost)
    • 350 International periodicals relating to engineering, mathematics, physics, and computer science. 1983- present. (To search multiple EBSCOhost databases, click the "Select Databases" tab.)
  • Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management
    • Interdisciplinary coverage of journal articles and documents in the environmental sciences. 1981- present.
  • Science Citation Index
    • Part of Web of Science. Search by subject, author, or cited reference from 1975 to the present. On the search screen, clear the checkboxes for Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index if you do not want to search all 3 databases simultaneously (the default). An excellent current awareness and bibliography-building tool. You can now save citations to EndNote Web — recorded training sessions are available.
  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)
    • Indexes 7,800+ scholarly journals, with full text for 4,000 titles. Covers social sciences, humanities, education, computer science and engineering, general science, medicine, ethnic studies, and more. 1965- present for selected titles. (To search multiple EBSCOhost databases, click the "Select Databases" tab.)
  • ECO - Electronic Collections Online (Electronic Journals)
    • Indexes 5,400+ scholarly journals in a wide range of subjects. Abstracts and full-text are available for approximately 400 journals to which UNR subscribes. To limit results to these journals, check the "full-text" box. 1995- present.
  • Article1st
    • Index to 12,600 + journals pertaining to science, medicine, technology, social science, business, humanities, and popular culture. Now includes journal Tables of *******s (formerly in *******s1st). 1990 - present.
  • PapersFirst
    • Index to conference papers contained in the British Library's collection of proceedings of symposia, conferences, and workshops. 1993 to present.
  • ProceedingsFirst
    • Index to the proceedings of conferences from the collection held at the British Library. Contains tables of *******s for most proceedings. 1993 - present.
  • Dissertation Abstracts (ProQuest's Dissertations & Theses)
    • Indexes doctoral dissertations and master's theses from many universities worldwide, 1861- present. To download a free copy of an available UNR paper, you must click ORDER A COPY. The cost will be shown as $0.00. Dissertations from other institutions can be purchased and downloaded. Dissertation abstracts are available from 1980- present; Master's theses abstracts, 1988- present; Full-text PDF files, 1997- present, with free 24-page previews, if the author has granted download rights.
  • WorldCat
    • A catalog of library materials in all formats from libraries all over the United States and the world. Contains more than 61 million items.
Reference Sources Online
  • Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences
    • Covers all major aspects of atmospheric science and related subjects such as oceanography and hydrology. Includes recently established fields such as atmospheric chemistry and global climate change as well as the traditional topics of atmospheric dynamics, cloud physics, and weather forecasting.
  • Treatise on Geochemistry
    • Deals with all major parts of geochemistry, ranging from the chemistry of the solar system to environmental geochemistry.
  • Encyclopedia of Geology
    • Covers earth history, earth materials, surface processes, regional geology, economic geology, engineering geology, petroleum geology, geochemical and mineral exploration, the history of geology, and more.
  • Encyclopedia of Global Change
    • Authoritative articles investigate all types of phenomena that change life on Earth, such as tsunamis, elephant conservation, ocean pollution, mining regulation, and permafrost melt. Oxford Digital Reference