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GEOG 419 - Advanced Geographic Information Science: Find Scholarly Articles


"Databases" is librarian language for a search engine that (typically) contains full-text, peer-reviewed, scientific journal articles.  You type in a few keywords that you are looking for and what shows up?  Primary research journal articles that are *exactly* the sort you should be using for an advanced class like GEOG 419........



  • AGRICOLA (Science & Agriculture: citations to agricultural literature)
  • Annual Reviews (Synthesizes primary research literature and identifies the principal contributions in your field.)
  • ASFA: Aquatic Sciences (ASFA series is the premier reference index in the field of aquatic resources.)
  • BioOne (Contains 68 full-text bioscience research journals)
  • Environmental Health Perspectives (Monthly journal of peer-reviewed research and news on the impact of the environment on human health.)
  • JSTOR (Collections for Arts & Sciences I, II, III, IV, VII, Business I, Ecology & Biology I, and Life Sciences)
  • Oceanic Abstracts (Worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment.)
  • Plant Science Abstracts (Bibliographic database containing citations and abstracts of scientific literature on plant science, focusing on all plant scientific aspects, especially on pathology, symbiosis, biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology, techniques and environmental biology.)
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Research reports, commentaries, reviews, perspectives, colloquium papers, and actions of the Academy. Coverage in PNAS spans the biological, physical, and social sciences.)
  • ScienceDirect (Full-text scientific database on physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, health sciences, and social sciences and humanities.)
  • TOXLINE (Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from the core journal literature in toxicology.)
  • Web of Science (Citations on science, technology, social sciences and arts & humanities.)