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Earth Sciences Subject Guides:

Earth Systems/The Environment


Indexes

Indexes will lead you to articles in journals and series and papers in conference proceedings, as well as technical reports. The Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management Databases or ESPM, a suite of Environment related databases, and Flashpoint, an interface for simultaneously searching BIOSIS, Engineering Index, INSPEC, SciSearch, and/or Social SciSearch, are the most important index sets for research in Earth Systems/Environmental Studies. Help on using the ESPM indexes is available. The choice of other indexes to use in addition to these will depend greatly upon what aspect(s) of the discipline is being studied: biosphere, pollution of the soil, legal aspects, etc.

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Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management Databases Stanford Only.

Publisher: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts

Contents: Search, separately or combined, 13 files offering abstracts for the worldwide literature covering the environmental sciences including air, land, water and noise pollution, bacteriology, ecology, toxicology, risk assessment, environmental biotechnology and engineering, waste management, water resources, policies and regulations, and U.S. federal environmental impact statements. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 1500 scientific journals and thousands of other sources including conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications. (Updated monthly. Over 76,000 records/year.)

  • Agricultural & Environmental Biotechnology Abstracts, 1993-present
  • ASFA 3: Aquatic Pollution & Environmental Quality, 1990-present
  • Bacteriology Abstracts (Microbiology B), 1982-present
  • Ecology Abstracts, 1982-present
  • EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements, 1985-present
  • Environmental Engineering Abstracts, 1990-present
  • Health & Safety Sciences Abstracts, 1981-present
  • Industrial & Applied Microbiology Abstracts (Microbiology A), 1982-present
  • Pollution Abstracts, 1981-present
  • Risk Abstracts, 1990-present
  • Toxicology Abstracts, 1982-present
  • TOXLINE, 1991-present
  • Water Resources Abstracts, 1967-present

Endnote users: there is a filter for importing records from CSA's suite of enviroment and pollution databases, available from Endnote. None of the CSA provided files are yet searchable using EndNote's Z39.50 capability.

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Arctic & Antarctic Regions

Summary: contains the Bibliography on cold regions science and technology, and the Antarctic bibliography, 1950 - present

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GEOBASE

Geobase (1980 - present) covers the worldwide literature on geography, geology, ecology, their related disciplines. In particular, coverage includes: climatology, landforms, mineralogy, photogrammetry, remote sensing and tectonics. It is the online version of Geographical Abstracts.

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GEOREF, The Bibliography and index of Geology, (via Cambridge Scientific Abstracts' web-based interface) [1755-present] Stanford only

1785 - Present. Summary: The American Geological Institute's geoscience database containing over 2.2 million records of North America since 1785 and other areas of the world since 1933. It is the equivalent of four major reference publications: Bibliography of North American Geology; Bibliography and index of Geology exclusive of North America; Geophysical abstracts; and, Bibliography and index of Geology. Help is available at the site.

Endnote users: there is a filter for importing records from CSA's version of GeoRef, available from Endnote. None of the CSA provided files are yet searchable using EndNote's Z39.50 capability.

The GeoRef Preview Database consists of references to recent geoscience publications. Caution: This data is in process for inclusion in GEOREF. It may not yet have been indexed, been given a translated title, or been checked by a GEOREF editor when you see it. Each weekend, completed references are removed from the Preview database and transferred to GeoRef, new references are added, and changes are made in the remaining data. Two views of the database are available: Subject and Journal. A word search is also provided. The word search includes all words in the reference, the abstract, if any, and index terms, if the reference has already been indexed.

The GeoRef In Process database or GRIP file is now available from CSA only. Stanford Only. GRIP consists of references to documents published before 1995. The references are from databases and print bibliographies produced by surveys or institutions in: Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia or Spain. These In-Process Records are being edited and indexed, and on completion, will be transferred out of GeoRef in Process, into GeoRef.

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SIBERGEN database: Siberian and Far East geology and environment.

Database mounted on Workstations C & D in the Branner Library. Summary: 1990-present. Provides full abstracts and bibliographic records in English to the geological and environmental information published mostly in Russian and covering regional problems of Siberia, Far East, Central Asia, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia.

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Water Resources Abstracts

(Stanford-affiliated users only)

Summary: Includes abstracts of journal articles, monographs, reports and other publication formats on water resources as treated in the life, physical and social sciences and the related engineering and legal aspects of the characteristics, supply condition, conservation, control, use, or management of water resources.

Endnote users: there is a filter for importing records from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts' version of Water Resources Abstracts, available from Endnote. None of the CSA provided files are yet searchable using EndNote's Z39.50 capability.

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Library Catalogs

Use SOCRATES — Stanford's Web-based Catalog to find the location of needed books, journals, maps, data files, and technical reports.

If you can't find what you need in SOCRATES, check other Library catalogs or send a question to (Stanford only) to Branner Reference staff: at branner@pangea.stanford.edu.

If Stanford doesn't have a document (article, map, book, report) that you need, fill out the appropriate online form:

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Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Handbooks

Listed here are a selected few of the dictionaries and handbooks available in Branner library, designed to give you a flavor of the types of information available. Either come in and browse the shelves or browse Socrates if you can't find the information you need in one of these.

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Full Text Materials Note: some titles may be restricted to use by the Stanford community only.

For more complete listings: search SOCRATES — Stanford's Web-based Catalog for the availability of journals, maps or other items. Display the full record to obtain the URL, determine number of accessible volumes, or confirm access restrictions, if any. See also the Electronic Journals Library which is freely available to all.

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Full text Earth Sciences Monographs: Books, Government Documents, Series Volumes, Technical Reports, Theses Selected

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Data Resources Selected

Note: For GIS Data sets see: Branner Library GIS Data Collection and Web Sites for Digital GIS Data.

Search SOCRATES — Stanford's Web-based Catalog for data sets on cd-roms or other media that can be checked out. For best results go to Socrates' expert screen: using an everything field, type "cd or compact or disk or disks or discs or disc or diskette?" AND the subject for which you want the data. For example for earthquakes you might search "earthquake or earthquakes or seismic or seismology" in another everything field. If you retrieve too much either use subject instead of everything OR add the place that you want, for example: subject California. To request additional data sets or help in locating information: send email to branner@pangea.stanford.edu Stanford Community Members Only, Please

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Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) data archive

Measurements related to meteorlogy, radiation, clouds, aerosols, surface fluxes, and water vapor obtained at the Cloud and Radiation Testbed site in Oklahoma.

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Directories

Directories, of course, lead you to people, institutions, agencies, addresses, phone numbers, etc.

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Media/Photos

These tools are a means of finding photographs, movies, slides or other multi media items related to earth sciences topics.

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Other Information Resources for Environmental Geochemistry

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Guides to Internet Resources for The Environment

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Associations, Societies and Organizations

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Government Agencies

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Software Resources for Environmental Geochemistry

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Web Pages for Universities and Institutions

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Additional Stanford Sites of Interest

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Back to Branner's homepage, or view other subject guides:

General Earth Sciences | Climatology and Meteorology | Earth Systems / The Environment | Earthquakes and Seismology | Environmental Geochemistry | Geochemistry - Mineralogy - Metamorphic and Igneous Petrology | Geomathematics and Geostatistics | Geomechanics, Rock Mechanics, & Structural Geology | Geophysics and Geodesy | Hydrogeology | Indexes to Journal Articles, Reports, Maps, Etc. | IPER | Marine Geology and Physical Oceanography | Ore Deposits | Petroleum Engineering | Paleontology - Petroleum Geology - Sedimentary Petrology - Stratigraphy | Soils | Selected Sites for Geoscientists | Writing in the Earth Sciences


Maintained by Branner Reference Staff

Author: Charlotte Derksen



Last modified: March 23, 2006

   
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