GEOL Subject Gateway
This is a great database to use to begin finding articles related to your topic. It covers a wide range of subjects.
Be sure to click BOTH the 'Scholarly (Peer-reviewed) Journals' checkbox and the 'References Available' checkbox to find scholarly articles. Remember to use the Find It button to check for the full-text of an article.
This is the premier database of journals from Elsevier Press, a leading science publisher. It publishes across many scientific disciplines, including astronomy, earth and planetary science and physics.
The library subscribes to the full-text of the complete collection of journals available from SpringerLink, totalling over 2000 journals.
Provides access to 11 million citations from over 20,000 scholarly journals.
Articles and educational resources from preschool up to university level.
Use this resource to search the TU collection of books and reference sources.
This is the catalog for the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions, of which Cook Library's catalog is only a part. It is a comprehensive catalog of holdings at libraries which are members of the system, and allows Towson students and faculty to tranfer books held by other institutions to Cook Library (usually within three to five business days). Journal articles need to be ordered from Interlibrary Loan; audio visual materials have to be viewed in the library that owns them. A growing number of resources, such as electronic books and electronic government publications, can acquired directly from a link in this catalog. Use the Advanced Search feature to limit to electronic publications.
An online database of more than 38,000 electronic books, including geology and earth science.
The United States Geological Survey provides 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. Its Publications Warehouse provides full text electronic publications of scientific research, mapping, inventories, bulletins, circulars, and monographs, some going back to the late 19th century.
A full-text, e-book collection that provides access to more than 260 professional and technical texts on topics such as environmental science; technology; environmental and occupational health and safety, environmental law; GIS, and mapping; and related topics.
Terms and Conditions: http://www.crcnetbase.com/page/terms_and_conditions
Provides a collection of over 4,560 electronic books, including reference books.
Mac Users: In order to read books in this collection, EBSCO suggests installing a PDF Browser Plug-in called Schubert|it. The plugin can be downloaded here: http://www.schubert-it.com/pluginpdf/. This is required for the database to function properly.
Terms and Conditions: http://support.ebsco.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?topic=999&id=4888&page=1
An electronic encyclopedia about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The Encyclopedia is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and other experts, and is written in non-technical language.
Overview of terms and theories in scientific measurment and statistics.
"The purpose of the ESRM is to fill that gap by being comprehensive in its coverage of the field, although not exhaustive in its explanation of any one topic. By providing more than 600 entries about important topics across the entirety of survey methodology, the encyclopedia serves as a “first place” to turn for those who need to learn about an aspect of survey methodology."
Searchable database of geology programs in the United States, by level and specialty, along with periodic blog postings of news for geology students.
The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods presents current and complete information, as well as ready-to-use techniques, facts, and examples from the field of qualitative research in a very accessible style.
Sage eReference is a searchable collection of over 60 encyclopedias and reference works covering many subjects, including Business and management; criminal justice; education; family studies; politics, and many others, and provides unlimited, site-wide use.
Terms and Conditions: http://knowledge.sagepub.com/page/help-1/help#search
Catalog and images of over 90,000 geologic maps from around the world.
The U.S. Geological Survey's portal to topographic and geologic maps. Users can create and download custom maps to their own specifications.
Imagery, maps, publications and remote sensing data on all aspects of earth science.
Publications and imagery of earth's climate and environment.
Thousands of geoscience photos and images on a variety of earth science topics.
Atlas of major aquifers in the United States.
Research center for environmental change, evolution of landscapes, and climate variation in a geological framework.
A web site of resources and publications to address major societal issues that involve geologic hazards and disasters, climate variability and change, energy and mineral resources, ecosystem and human health, and ground-water availability, the geological landscape and fundamental geochemical and geophysical data
An online resource for the global environment
Here are mineral lists (IMA approved mineral names and varieties names) sorted either alphabetically or arranged systematically. As in every science, mineralogy is changing: new analysis often modify formulas and other datas; new minerals are discovered; others are discredited. So, consider these lists as dynamic and subject to change and error
A public forum for all matters geological, open to students, university instructors, professional geologists, and anyone else who seeks insight into the world’s daily geological rumblings.