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Earth Sciences 1023-2123

Planet Earth: Shaken & Stirred, The Dynamic Earth

Course Resources

Basic:

eJournals:

The following journals tend to contain shorter articles, and you may search them directly from their websites:

Google Scholar

  • will get you some quick results, and has an easy search interface
  • will give you more than just Earth Sciences, and a lot of garbage results

Off-Campus Access:

  • Login to access licensed library resources (e.g., from at home)

Advanced:

GeoRef (database)

  • Just Geology & Geophysics; fewer garbage results
  • Search by Keyword
  • Look at peer-reviewed journal articles (tab in search results)
  • Read Abstracts, look at Descriptors

Web of Science (database)

  • Less garbage to sift through
  • Select Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Find out who cited an article; find the most highly cited articles

Scopus (database)

  • Less garbage to sift through
  • Select Physical Sciences
  • Find out who cited an article; find the most highly cited articles

Getting articles:

  • Click "Get it @ Western" buttons
  • Search the (Classic) Library Catalogue by Journal Title (not journal article title) if the "Get it @ Western" link doesn't work

References:

  • Look at the end of the article to find its references

Extras:

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory

  • Find out if a journal is peer-reviewed (AKA refereed)

 

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