Earth Sciences Research Guide

Articles and databases

Find articles on earth sciences

Highly recommended:

Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database (includes Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts)

U.S. Geological Survey Publications

U.S. Geological Survey reports and maps published from 1880 to date


SpringerLink Journals

peer-reviewed journals in physical and life sciences

Others to consider:

Annual Reviews Backfile

authoritative scientific review articles synthesizing prior research

Agricultural & Environmental Science Database (previously Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management)

comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences

Google Scholar

broadly interdisciplinary coverage of scholarly publications

Search Government Publications via GPO Federal Digital System

U.S. government documents, legislation and regulations, including congressional committee reports and hearings

Science Direct (Elsevier)

peer-reviewed journals in physical and life sciences

Wiley Interscience

peer-reviewed journals in physical and life sciences

Also consider the various Water Quality Databases from the Water Quality Information Center, US National Agricultural Library

Browse selected journals

Here is a list of selected earth sciences journals available through the CSUMB Library.

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Books and background reading

Books in the CSUMB Library

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earth science


geological maps


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Books at other libraries

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MOBAC Monterey Bay Regional Library Catalogs to search library catalogs in the Monterey Bay region

Melvyl to search library catalogs of the University of California

WorldCat to search library catalogs from around the world

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California and West Coast

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary a wealth of local information on aquatic and marine topics

California Coastal Commission Publications a variety of Web documents on coastal issues of regional relevance

California Explores the Ocean from Scripps Institution of Oceanography

The California Geotour an index to online geologic field trip guides of California

USGS Water Resources of California

USGS Real-Time Water Data in California

Western Region Coastal and Marine Geology

Central Coast Links from the Western Region Coastal and Marine Geology Team

Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CenCOOS)

Salinas Watershed data and links from EPA

Alisal-Elkhorn Sloughs Watershed data and links from EPA

Pajaro Watershed data and links from EPA

Water-Data Reports for California

Western Waters Digital Library


U.S. Geological Survey Home Page

Online USGS Publications

Techniques of Water-Resources Investigation Reports

Water Quality Information Center US National Agricultural Library

Earth sciences portals and general sources

Science.Gov portal to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies

OceanPortal a high-level directory of Ocean Data and Information related web sites from IODE/UNESCO

Earth Science World from American Geological Institute

CSUMB Library links to maps and atlases

Map It links to collections of Web-accessible maps

Brooks-Cole Earth Science Resource Center collection of online field trips, extended textbooks, chat groups, etc.

USGS publications

Electronic publications from the U.S. Geological Survey

Selected Professional Papers

Selected Bulletins

Selected Circulars

Special Books

Selected Water Supply Papers

Minerals Yearbook for California

Selected Open File Reports

Techniques of Water-Resources Investigation Reports

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See also

See also the CSUMB Library's guides to Environmental Studies, Geographic Information Systems and Marine Science

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