Geographic Information Systems Research Guide

Articles and databases

Find articles on GIS and remote sensing

Highly Recommended:

GIS Bibliography from ESRI


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

comprehensive coverage of earth, marine and aquatic sciences, both biological and physical

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

comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences

U.S. Geological Survey Publications

provides access to the publications of the USGS and includes references to USGS reports and maps published from 1880 to date.

Others to consider:

Google Scholar

broadly interdisciplinary coverage of scholarly publications

Science Direct (Elsevier)

peer-reviewed journals in physical and life sciences

SpringerLink Journals

peer-reviewed journals in life and physical sciences

Wiley Interscience

peer-reviewed journals in physical and life sciences

OneSearch - Articles

Books and background reading

Books in the CSUMB Library

OneSearch lists books and videos in the CSUMB Library's collection.

Check here for a quick list of books on:

Geographic Information Systems

Remote Sensing

Books at other libraries

First try...

CSU OneSearch to search library catalogs of the 23 California State University campuses.

Then try...

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.

CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books found using the catalogs above.


Selected websites for GIS and related fields

GIS Dictionary from ESRI

Geographic Information Systems general info from the U.S. Geological Survey

Overview of GIS from Wikipedia portal to U.S. federal data resources U.S. data sets

USGS National Geospatial Program

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Commitee website

Central Coast Joint Data Committee cooperative data sets for Central California

CERES California Natural Resources Agency

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

See also

See also the CSUMB Library's guides to Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies and Marine Science