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Major Journal Databases for Geology
Full text of over 30 journals in the geosciences dating back to the mid-1970s for most journals.
Indexes and abstracts periodicals dealing with environmental topics, with limited full text. Coverage varies widely by individual periodical title.
Academic Search Complete
Comprehensive index to scholarly journals and general periodicals in all subject and interdisciplinary areas, including full text. Coverage prior to 1990 is sparse.
Full text of annual summaries of scholarship in over three dozen academic disciplines up through 2020.
Full text of hundreds of scholarly journals in all disciplines dating back to the 1700s.
Finding the actual article
Once you find a citation to an article- STEPS to take:
1. Try Google Scholar - search using article name
- Is there a HTML or PDF link? -> Yes? Good to go. No? Next step...
- Is there Full Text @ Earlham? -> Yes? Good to go. No? Next step...
- Are there multiple forms? Click "All __ Versions" and look for HTML or PDF format -> Yes? Good to go. No? Next step...
2. Try Earlham Library - search Libraries Worldwide using article name (note: remove special punctuation)
- Is it in Earlham's library? -> Yes? Good to go. No? Next step...
- Request an Interlibrary Loan -> follow link below article to autofill request form.
3. Alternatively, request a copy from the primary author (see text box to the right)
Find an article using Google Scholar
Do you already know what you're looking for? Try searching Google Scholar for the title of the article.
Text to email author
Subject: Research Article Request <if possible add two or three words that summarize what the article is about>
Dear Dr. <Last name>
I was doing some research and found your paper in "<Journal Title you find it in>" titled "<Title of paper>" very interesting. Unfortunately, my institution does not have access to a Fulltext (PDF) of your article. I was wondering if you would be willing to share with me an e-copy of your article. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated and will help me in my research.
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