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Welcome to the Subject Guide for Geology and Earth Sciences. Please use these selected resources to aid you in your class assignments, research projects, and further study. Most of these resources are available online. Only WSU students, staff, or faculty may access resources tagged Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only.
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Databases (back to top)

AAPG Datapages WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Some full text available Abstracts available Index
Online access to geological publications of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). Provided through an endowment established by Thornton E. Anderson, Wichita State University (B.A., Geology, 1947) in honor of Professor Walter A. Ver Weibe, Ph.D.  View terms of use.

GeoRef WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Full text available Index
Produced by the American Geosciences Institute, is a geosciences database containing over 3.3 million bibliographic records to the geoscience literature of the world.  Among the subjects covered are:  environmental and engineering geology, hydrology, economic geology, geophysics, petrology, paleontology, marine geology and oceanography, and mineralogy. Over 3,500 journals are reviewed for indexing as well as books, maps, government reports, conference papers, and theses and dissertations. The geology of North America is covered from 1669 to the present, and coverage dates back to 1933 for the rest of the world.  (EBSCO)   View Terms of Use

Web of Science WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Abstracts available http://libraries.wichita.edu/subsplus/assets/fckuserfiles/file/WebofScience.pdf
Citations to articles in thousands of scholarly journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts/humanities. Also indexes cited references in all articles. Coverage: 1988-present.  View terms of use.   (Thomson) Special Note: Access to WoS was originally provided by the Estate of Evelyn D. Cassat, Abilene, KS

WorldCat WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Abstracts available Index
World's most comprehensive bibliography with over 40 million records of all types of materials (e.g. books, dissertations, manuscripts, serials, sound recordings, videos) cataloged by OCLC member libraries. Coverage:1200-present. (OCLC).

WSU Libraries Online Catalog Available to everyone Index
Database of books, journals, audiovisual materials, etc. held by WSU Libraries.

Databases - supplemental (back to top)

Academic Search Complete WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Full text available Abstracts available
A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.   View Terms of Use   (EBSCO)  

Applied Science & Technology Full Text WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Some full text available Abstracts available
Provides article citations and abstracts from nearly 800 periodicals in engineering, technology, and science with some full-text.  Coverage of indexing:  1983-present; full-text:  1997-present.  (EBSCO)   View terms of use

BIOSIS Previews WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Abstracts available http://libraries.wichita.edu/subsplus/assets/fckuserfiles/file/BiosisPreviews.pdf
Indexes and abstracts over 9,000 journals in all of the biological and life sciences -- including biomedical and biotechnology. Coverage: 1988-present.   View terms of use.  (Thomson) Special Note: Access to this resource was provided by the Estate of Evelyn D. Cassat, Abilene, Kansas

General Science Full Text WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Some full text available
Citations and abstracts of articles in nearly 300 periodicals in the life sciences, physical sciences, and health sciences. Includes some full-text articles. Coverage of indexing: 1984-present; full-text: 1995-present. (EBSCO)   View terms of use

Google Scholar WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Some full text available Abstracts available http://libraries.wichita.edu/subsplus/assets/fckuserfiles/file/GoogleScholar.pdf
Provides access to scholarly sources across many disciplines including articles, theses, books, etc. from a variety of publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Links to full-text when available.

GreenFILE Available to everyone Full text available
Indexes and abstracts scholarly and popular periodicals as well as government documents and reports. Some full-text. Focuses on the way humans affect the environment. Topics range from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond.  (EBSCO)

NTIS WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Some full text available Abstracts available
Citations and abstracts of periodical articles, U.S. and foreign technical reports, patents, data files, etc. that report the latest U.S. government sponsored research and worldwide scientific, technical, and engineering information. National Technical Information Service. Coverage: 1990-present. View terms of use.  (Proquest)

SciFinder Available to everyone Index http://www.cas.org/support/scifi/index.html
Provides citations to worldwide journal literature in chemical and biomedical sciences. Contains the structure and property information for over 25 million substances. Includes reaction searching. Coverage: 1907-present. Restricted to current WSU students, faculty, and staff.  (American Chemical Society)

Directories (back to top)

Geoscience Departments-U.S. Available to everyone
List of geoscience departments in the United States, including links to webpages of the departments.

E-Books (back to top)

Earth Sciences and Geology E-books Available Via Knovel WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only

Encyclopedias (back to top)

AccessScience WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Full text available

Features content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology. It gives access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology.  Includes Research Updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science & Technology, definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, illustrations and graphics, and biographies of well-known scientists from the Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography®      (McGraw-Hill)

Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only
Academic Press, 2003

Encyclopedia of Coastal Science
Call Number: TC203.7.E53 2005
Available to everyone
Springer, 2005

Encyclopedia of Geology WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only

Encyclopedia of Geomorphology
Call Number: GB400.3.E53 2004
Available to everyone
Routledge, 2004

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences
Call Number: GC9.E57 2001
Available to everyone

Encyclopedia of Sediments & Sedimentary Rocks WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only

Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate Change: A Complete Visual Guide
Call Number: QC854.F79 2010
Available to everyone

Encyclopedia of World Climatology
Call Number: QC854.E5251 2001
Available to everyone

Oxford Companion to the Earth WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only

World of Earth Science (Thomson-Gale, 2003) WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only

Government Information (back to top)

Coastal and Marine Geology Program (USGS) Available to everyone

EPA Water Available to everyone

Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Available to everyone
Federal and national standard for geographic nomenclature. Official repository of domestic geographic names data.

Global Change Master Directory Available to everyone
Earth science data and services.

GPO Access Available to everyone Full text available
Full-text access to information and publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Coverage: generally from 1994-present. 

Kansas Geological Survey Available to everyone

Kansas Geological Survey. Open-File Reports Available to everyone

National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) Available to everyone

National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) Available to everyone
Geophysical data and models including earth observations from space. Part of National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Available to everyone

National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) Available to everyone

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Available to everyone

Journals/Magazines (back to top)

BioOne WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Full text available http://www.bioone.org/page/resources/researchers/tutorials
Full-text articles from research journals in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.  View terms of use.

Environmental Sciences E-Journals WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only
A list of environmental sciences journals available electronically.

Geology E-Journals Available to everyone
A list of geology journals available electronically.

Marine Science E-Journals WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only
A list of marine science journals available electronically.

Meteorology & Climatology E-Journals WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only
A list of meteorology and climatology journals available electronically.

Maps (back to top)

Data Access & Support Center, State of Kansas GIS Available to everyone
Resource for geospatical data from the state of Kansas

Digital Tectonic Activity Map (NASA) Available to everyone

Maps, Imagery, and Publications (USGS) Available to everyone
Download topo maps, get aerial photographs and satellite images, download scientific publications, retrieve digital data

National Hydrography Dataset (USGS) Available to everyone
Hydrography component of the National Map. Comprehensive set of digital spatial data with information about surface water features such as lakes, rivers, wells, etc.

National Map (USGS) Available to everyone
Free access to interactive, high-quality, topographic maps, and digital data.

U.S. Geoogical Survey Map Locator & Downloader Available to everyone
Allows users to search for a location by zip code or place name and navigate na interactive map. Digital topographic maps can be downloaded in a geoPDF format.

Organizations (back to top)

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Available to everyone

American Geophysical Union Available to everyone

American Institute of Professional Geologists Available to everyone

American Meteorlogical Society Available to everyone

American Water Resources Association Available to everyone

Geological Society of America Available to everyone

Mineralogical Society of American Available to everyone

Paleontological Society Available to everyone

Society for Sedimentary Geology Available to everyone

Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Available to everyone

Web sites (back to top)

Athena Mineralology Available to everyone
Mineral database with aAlphabetical list of minerals with formulas. Department of Mineralogy, Universite de Geneve

Digital Earth Project (Cornell University) Available to everyone

Earth Science World Available to everyone
Image bank and interactive geological time scale. American Geosciences Institute.

EarthRef.org Available to everyone
Website for Earth Science reference data and models.

Geologic Time Scale Available to everyone
Developed by University of California Museum of Paleontology

Geologic Time Scale (USGS) Available to everyone

Geoscience Links Available to everyone
Links to geoscience resources provided by the Geological Society of America.

Paleontology Portal Available to everyone

Plates Project Available to everyone
Collection of information on plate tectonics, including paleogeographic reconstructions and data.

This Dynamic Earth (USGS) Available to everyone
General Introduction to concept of plate tectonics.

WINDandSEA Available to everyone
Internet guide built by NOAA that includes selected links to science and policy sites organized by topic and alphabetically within topic. All sites have been reviewed and annotated by NOAA Central Library and NOAA Regional Libraries staff.