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The Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) publishes the following bulletins, memoirs and papers.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) publishes the following bulletins and papers.

  • USGS Bulletins [print]
  • USGS Professional papers [print]
  • USGS Water supply papers [print]

E-book collections

An online library of top-tier references, handbooks, pocketbooks, and primers from the renowned Chapman & Hall/CRC collection.

A collection of e-books from Springer

AAPG Datapages 
Articles, bulletins and memoirs by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

New Earth Sciences books

Journal Article Databases

The main database covering all aspects of geology.

Scientific and technical publications of the Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) of Natural Resources Canada.

Geoscience Data Repository
A collection of Earth Sciences Sector geoscience databases that is managed and accessed by a series of Information Services (GDRIS). From Earth Sciences Sector. Natural Resources Canada.

Human and physical geography.

Web of Science
Science Citation Index going back to 1900.  Covers all areas of Science.

IsisCB Explore
A research tool for the history of science, whose core dataset comes from bibliographical citations in the Isis Bibliography of the History of Science. The IsisCB currently contains 40 years of citation data from 1974 to 2014. 

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Having a hard time decoding journal abbreviations? Use UBC's Journal Abbreviation search tool to figure out the full title of a journal from its abbreviation. E.g. Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci. is Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences.