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Databases and Indexes to Journal Articles, Reports, Maps, Etc.

Earth Sciences Databases

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  • Referativnyi Zhurnal. Geologiia. Only in print form: Branner Library Bibliographies and Indexes section at 016.551.R332. Worldwide coverage of the discipline; in Russian
  • index to selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results; some full text reports
  • SciSearch (1945+) Web version of Science Citation Index. Stanford Only.
  • [Listing of] Soil Surveys by State US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Social Science Citation Index (1974+) Also available through ISI’s Web of Science now part of Web of Knowledge. Note: Ports to ISI are limited. Please log out when done. Stanford Only.
  • SPE: On-line Information Library Stanford Only. Information about the file.
  • Structure reports. Section A. Metals and inorganics Vol. 30-58 (1965-1993) and All compounds Vol.1-29 in Branner Bibliography & Indexes Section.
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Information about the Indexes

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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Ford-Fleischer file of mineralogical references

File in the Branner Library USGS open-file microfiche collection: 550.6.U58o.

Summary: A complete list of references to minerals in the literature from 1916 to 1988: W.E. Ford began the file in 1916 with the intent that it should include abstracts of every paper that contains significant data on the physical and chemical properties of minerals. After Ford’s death in 1939, M. Fleischer continued the file. The coverage is of course not quite as comprehensive as its aim, especially as the volume of publication has increased in recent years. During the Ford years, journals covered included: Mineral. Mag.; Am. Mineral.; Canadian Mineral.; Bull. Soc. Franc. Mineral. Crist. (now Bull Mineral.); A. Kristallogr.; Tschermaks Mineral. Petrogr. Mitt.; Periodico Mineral.; Neues Jahrb. Mineral. Montash.; Neues Jahrb. Mineral. Beil.-Bd. (now Abh.); Mineral. Abstr.; Neues Jahrb. Mineral. Ref. (later Zentralbl. Mineral.); and A. Kristallogr. abstracts. Since 1939, in addition to the preceding journals, Chemical Abstacts and Mineralogical Abstracts have been consulted. And since 1980, additional journals consulted have included Contrib. Mineral. Petrol.; Chem Geol.; J. Petrol.; and Lithos, among others. Through 1977 (OFR 81-1169), 1979-1981 (OFR 81-1174), 1981-1982 (OFR 83-0615), 1983-1988 (OFR 88-0689).

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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.

Geoarchive (1974 - present) is a British geoscience database, covering geology, geochemistry, geophysics, paleontology, stratigraphy, mathematical geology, planetology, oceanology, and engineering geology. Particular emphasis is given to economic geology, hydrology, water resources, environment, and conservation. Coverage is considered worldwide.

Pascal (1973 - present) is a multidisciplinary database produced by the CNRS (France). It covers all aspects of the earth sciences, as well as biology, chemistry, civil engineering energy, and physics.

These databases are available at cost from Dialog. Request a database search as needed; send email to Julie Sweetkind-Singer (Stanford Only).

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GEOLEX: Geologic Names Lexicon

GEOLEX is a search tool for lithologic and geochronologic unit names. It replaces the Stratigraphic Nomenclature Databases For The United States, Its Possessions And Territories or Lexicon.

Summary: Data compiled from published geologic literature of the U.S. Geological Survey and may be sorted by geographic name, stratigraphic rank, age, geologic province or region, state, author, and specified keywords. Information on more than 10,000 stratigraphic-unit names from the GNULEX database and 20,000 unit names from GEONAMES database are included.

For stratigraphic units not in the United States, consult the: Lexique Stratigraphique International at QE645.I57 in the Branner Library Reference section.

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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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NOAA & MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography & Geochemical Database

From 1983 through 1992, the National Geophysical Data Center compiled a comprehensive, computerized bibliography and geochemical database on offshore marine mineral deposits as a cooperative effort with the Ocean Minerals and Energy Division of the National Ocean Service of NOAA, and the Office of International Activities and Marine Minerals (INTERMAR) of the Minerals Management Service. Additions to the bibliography and database stopped in 1991. The NOAA & MMS Marine Minerals CD-ROM Data Set, contains the entire NGDC Marine Minerals Bibliography and Geochemical Database and several data files compiled by other organizations. The bibliography and two geochemical databases are searchable on-line on NGDC’s web server. The entire CD-ROM data set is available at the Branner Library reserve desk.

The NGDC Marine Minerals Bibliography includes references to present-day marine deposits of ferromanganese nodules and crusts, placers/heavy minerals, phosphorites, and polymetallic sulfides. The final bibliography contains citations from 1831 through 1990. Information in the file includes author, title, publication/serial title, date of publication, language, etc., as well as several key word categories including geographic area and type of study conducted. Key words also include the names of each mineral and each element mentioned in the article.

The NGDC Marine Minerals Geochemical Database contains chemical analyses and auxiliary information on present-day marine deposits of primarily ferromanganese nodules and crusts but also contains some data for heavy minerals.

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National Geologic Map Database

The database indexes geologic, geophysical, geochemical, geochronologic, and paleontologic information. Listed are maps produced by the U.S. Geological Survey, some state geological surveys, and other institutions; coverage is primarily that of U.S. areas. Currently, the database covers primarily, the USGS thematic map series: Geologic Quadrangles, Folios, etc. USGS Open-file maps and state survey maps are in the process of being indexed.

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Publications Index The cumulative index of SEG, EAEG, ASEG and CSEG Publications, 1936-present

Summary: provides access to the Digital Cumulative Index of publications of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the European Association of Exploration Geophysicists (EAEG, the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG) and the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG). The database contains 18,800 entries, and covers the time period 1936-present. Full-text searching is only available with SEG’s GEOROM product, which has full papers from Geophysics.

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Publications Of The USGS

An index to the formal Publications of The USGS: Bulletins, Professional Papers, Circulars, Water-Supply Papers, and Thematic Maps is available; this index includes access only by title words. For author index or for a more comprehensive index of USGS publications, including Open-file reports and Water Resources Investigations, use GEOREF, or the Search Publications of the USGS. Both of these databases (GeoRef and Pubs of the USGS) contain references to USGS publications issued 1880-2000; 213 references to reports of the Hayden, King, Powell, and Wheeler surveys; 15,227 references to non-Survey publications by Survey authors which appeared in GEOREF from 1983 to Feb. 1989. Coverage of Open-File reports before 1971 is incomplete. For some Bulletins, Professional papers, and Open-File reports which have chapters, there are separate references for each chapter. Many USGS publications are also listed by author and title in SOCRATES, Stanford’s Web-based Catalog .

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Summary: includes an archive of more than 30,000 technical papers from almost one-half century of research, study, and innovation, 1951-present. The collection includes meeting papers, and unsolicited papers, as well as those published in the Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT) and other peer-reviewed SPE journals, which are also available in the Branner Library.

Stanford Only.

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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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