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Note: Review articles, an important source of background information, can be helpful in getting started. They synthesize key research on the topic and are written by experts in the field. Review articles are published in academic journals and can be found in databases.
Primary information sources, such as articles and conference papers:
Scopus is a navigation tool covering the world's largest collection of abstracts, references and indexes of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) literature. Seamless links to full-text articles and other library resources make Scopus quick, easy, and comprehensive.
GeoRef is the most comprehensive database in the geosciences. It covers the geology of North America from 1669-present and the geology of the rest of the world from 1933-present. The database includes references to all publications of the U.S. Geological Survey.
The Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, in publication since 1973, covers significant developments in all areas of earth and planetary sciences, from climate, environment, and geological hazards to the formation of planets and the evolution of life.
EarthArXiv provides free, open-access, open-source archives for the Earth Sciences. It offers a preprint home for all Earth science domains and sub-domains as well as computational data and instrumentation research relevant to the Earth sciences.
The Earth and Space Science Open Archive from the American Geophysical Union was established to accelerate the open discovery and dissemination of Earth and space science early research outputs, including preprints and posters presented at major scientific meetings.
The tutorial toolkit is a collection of Western Libraries tutorials specific to the research process. Organized as a step-by-step series from the beginning to the end of the research process, this toolkit helps equip undergraduate students with essential research skills along with the knowledge of various ways the Library can help.