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Databases for Geography and Geology

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  • GeoRef

    The geology of North America is covered from 1669 to the present, and global coverage dates back to 1933. Over 3,500 journals are reviewed for indexing in the GeoRef database as well as books, maps, government reports, conference papers, theses and dissertations.  [Details]

  • Web of Science

    A new update will be released on July 26, 2015 and during this time of scheduled maintenance, access may be intermittent.

    This collection of databases offers an integrated, versatile research platform, it delivers easy access to high quality, diversified scholarly information in anthropology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, criminology, education, environmental sciences, geography, geology, marine sciences, mathematics and statistics, physics, psychology, social work, sociology, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content. Includes Web of Science Core Collection, which consists of multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Citation Report and H-index with Web of Science

  • JSTOR

    Archive of selected scholarly journals in anthropology, art, art history, communication studies, criminology, ecology, economics, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, geography, geology, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, public and international affairs, religion, social work, sociology, statistics, theatre, and other humanities and social sciences.  [Details]

  • Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts - (ASFA)

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    Premier database for literature on the marine science, technology & management of marine, freshwater, & brackish water environments & organisms.  [Details]

  • Agricola

    Citations to articles in the major agricultural journals worldwide.  [Details]

  • Environmental Impact Statements: Digests

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    Detailed abstracts and indexing of the hundreds of environmental impact statements issued each year by the federal government.  [Details]

  • Oceanic Abstracts

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    Focuses exclusively on worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment, and has long been recognized as a leading source of information on topics relating to oceans.  [Details]

  • SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online)

    SciELO is a multinational effort to provide open access to scientific research journals produced in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain.  [Details]

  • ScienceDirect

    Offers access to most of the Elsevier Journal collection covering the sciences, business, child development, computer science, clinical research, economics, history, hospitality, industrial technology, library and information science, physical education and health, psychology, social work, sociology, and tourism.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   ScienceDirect Interactive Tutorials

  • SpringerLink

    SpringerLink offers online access to over 1400 fully peer reviewed journals and hundreds of ebooks in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, social work, sociology, and economics.  [Details]

  • Wiley Online Library

    A multidisciplinary collection of academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, social work, sociology, English, computer sciences, creative writing, engineering, psychology, law and criminology, life sciences, and business.

    Note: UNCW only has access to selected content, mostly journals, in Wiley. Look for the unlocked or free icons  lock iconsto identify content available to UNCW.  [Details]

  • WorldCat [FirstSearch Interface]

    Our access to the WorldCat FirstSearch interface is ending June 30, 2015. However, this does not mean we will be completely without access to the information contained in WorldCat after this time. By utilizing a combination WorldCat.org and locally produced solutions, we have every intent of providing our faculty and researchers with access to the WorldCat information you need, albeit through different channels. Please visit our news item for more information.

    We need your input

    Please help us understand how you have used WorldCat FirstSearch by filling out this survey: How do you use WorldCat FirstSearch?  This information will help us provide you with solutions to alleviate the loss of FirstSearch. 

     [Details]

  • GeoRef

    The geology of North America is covered from 1669 to the present, and global coverage dates back to 1933. Over 3,500 journals are reviewed for indexing in the GeoRef database as well as books, maps, government reports, conference papers, theses and dissertations.  [Details]

  • Web of Science

    A new update will be released on July 26, 2015 and during this time of scheduled maintenance, access may be intermittent.

    This collection of databases offers an integrated, versatile research platform, it delivers easy access to high quality, diversified scholarly information in anthropology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, criminology, education, environmental sciences, geography, geology, marine sciences, mathematics and statistics, physics, psychology, social work, sociology, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content. Includes Web of Science Core Collection, which consists of multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Citation Report and H-index with Web of Science

  • JSTOR

    Archive of selected scholarly journals in anthropology, art, art history, communication studies, criminology, ecology, economics, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, geography, geology, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, public and international affairs, religion, social work, sociology, statistics, theatre, and other humanities and social sciences.  [Details]

  • Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts - (ASFA)

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    Premier database for literature on the marine science, technology & management of marine, freshwater, & brackish water environments & organisms.  [Details]

  • Agricola

    Citations to articles in the major agricultural journals worldwide.  [Details]

  • Environmental Impact Statements: Digests

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    Detailed abstracts and indexing of the hundreds of environmental impact statements issued each year by the federal government.  [Details]

  • Oceanic Abstracts

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    Focuses exclusively on worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment, and has long been recognized as a leading source of information on topics relating to oceans.  [Details]

  • SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online)

    SciELO is a multinational effort to provide open access to scientific research journals produced in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain.  [Details]

  • ScienceDirect

    Offers access to most of the Elsevier Journal collection covering the sciences, business, child development, computer science, clinical research, economics, history, hospitality, industrial technology, library and information science, physical education and health, psychology, social work, sociology, and tourism.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   ScienceDirect Interactive Tutorials

  • SpringerLink

    SpringerLink offers online access to over 1400 fully peer reviewed journals and hundreds of ebooks in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, social work, sociology, and economics.  [Details]

  • Wiley Online Library

    A multidisciplinary collection of academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, social work, sociology, English, computer sciences, creative writing, engineering, psychology, law and criminology, life sciences, and business.

    Note: UNCW only has access to selected content, mostly journals, in Wiley. Look for the unlocked or free icons  lock iconsto identify content available to UNCW.  [Details]

  • WorldCat [FirstSearch Interface]

    Our access to the WorldCat FirstSearch interface is ending June 30, 2015. However, this does not mean we will be completely without access to the information contained in WorldCat after this time. By utilizing a combination WorldCat.org and locally produced solutions, we have every intent of providing our faculty and researchers with access to the WorldCat information you need, albeit through different channels. Please visit our news item for more information.

    We need your input

    Please help us understand how you have used WorldCat FirstSearch by filling out this survey: How do you use WorldCat FirstSearch?  This information will help us provide you with solutions to alleviate the loss of FirstSearch. 

     [Details]

  • Ambrose Digital Video

    Almost 600 streaming videos on a wide variety of topics such as US history, ancient history, geography, literature, authors, science, biology, and geology.  Includes teacher guides and other supplemental information. Videos can be embedded into Blackboard. All videos are 100% closed captioned, and closed captioned searchable, and allow for unlimited simultaneous use.

       [Details]

  • Cambridge Journals Online

    Cambridge Journals Online is the online Cambridge University Press’s collection of several journals across the computer sciences, sciences, social sciences and humanities.   [Details]

  • Conference Papers Index

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    Citations to papers and poster sessions at major scientific meetings.  [Details]

  • Credo Reference

    Credo Reference is an online full-text library that covers all major subjects such as art, business geography, history, literature, music, psychology, social Sciences, and technology. It includes general reference resources such as dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to zoology. It offers easy keyword searching across the database of resources so you don’t need to know the title of a specific reference book to get started. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 200 videos.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Keyword Searching in Credo Reference

  • Directory of Open Access journals - (DOAJ)

    The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. Includes multidisciplinary scientific and scholarly periodicals that publish research or review papers in full text.  [Details]

  • Historical Statistics of the United States

    This five-volume reference work reflects thirty years of new data and scholarship. Topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America are each placed in historical context by a recognized expert in the field.  [Details]

  • PBS Video Collection

    You can now view nearly 250 quality PBS programs covering a wide variety of topics. These videos are viewable from any computer running Flash Player version 9 or higher with a relatively good Internet connection (at least 175 Kbps). A great database for music studies. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to view the videos over a dial-up Internet line.  [Details]

  • PLoS

    Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit publisher that publishes the following titles: PLoS Biology, PLoS Medicine, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Pathogens, and PLoS Clinical Trials. PLoS uses an Open Access model to publish, meaning that all journal issues are available free of charge online from the moment of publication. PLoS Biology has an Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) impact factor of 14.7.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Central

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    This database serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subjects areas, ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated database of periodical content. This award-winning online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos. Comparable to EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Research Library

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    A multidisciplinary, general reference database covering covering over 150 academic disciplines. Consists of a diversified mix of over 6,000 titles - over 75% in full text - from 1971 forward, including scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines. Part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Science Journals

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    This database features research journals in the applied and general sciences. Covers more than 1600 titles, with more than 1270 available in full text (including charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements). Part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • Science in Context

    Reference content, plus magazines, journals, news sources, experiments, and more, covering earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics, science history, and biography.  [Details]

  • SciTech Connect

    SciTech Connect is a portal to free, publicly-available DOE-sponsored R&D results including technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia and data information.  [Details]

  • Summon

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    Summon allows you to search for articles from journals to which we subscribe, content from participating databases to which we subscribe, freely available content such as from open access journals or government websites, and books, ebooks, government documents, archival materials, special collection and many other types of items from our library. A simple search of one or two words will return thousands of results; use phrase searching, field searching, and facets to refine your search and return fewer results. Keep in mind that Summon searches many but not all library resources and comprehensive searches should be done in subject specific databases.  [Details]

  • Web of Science - Core Collection

    Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Web of Science

  • World Development Indicators Online

    World Development Indicators Online, published by the World Bank, is a comprehensive database of development information covering more than 575 indicators, 225 countries, and 18 regional and income groups. The extensive collection includes data on population, income, social, economic, financial, natural resources and environmental indicators from 1960 onwards.  [Details]

  • WorldCat Dissertations and Theses
    This database contains records for over 5 million items cataloged as dissertations, theses, or published materials based on theses or dissertations, in WorldCat, including titles provided by NetLibrary. The database allows users to quickly and efficiently retrieve records for theses and dissertations.
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