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Indexes

Indexes will lead you to articles in journals and series and papers in conference proceedings, as well as technical reports. There are 2 indexes of major importance for Ore Deposits.

Most Important Indexes
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Other Indexes of Interest

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GEOREF, The Bibliography and index of Geology, (via Cambridge Scientific Abstracts' web-based interface) [1755-present] Stanford only

1785 - Present. Summary: The American Geological Institute's geoscience database containing over 2.2 million records of North America since 1785 and other areas of the world since 1933. It is the equivalent of four major reference publications: Bibliography of North American Geology; Bibliography and index of Geology exclusive of North America; Geophysical abstracts; and, Bibliography and index of Geology. Help is available at the site.

Endnote users: there is a filter for importing records from CSA's version of GeoRef, available from Endnote. None of the CSA provided files are yet searchable using EndNote's Z39.50 capability.

The GeoRef Preview Database consists of references to recent geoscience publications. Caution: This data is in process for inclusion in GEOREF. It may not yet have been indexed, been given a translated title, or been checked by a GEOREF editor when you see it. Each weekend, completed references are removed from the Preview database and transferred to GeoRef, new references are added, and changes are made in the remaining data. Two views of the database are available: Subject and Journal. A word search is also provided. The word search includes all words in the reference, the abstract, if any, and index terms, if the reference has already been indexed.

The GeoRef In Process database or GRIP file is now available from CSA only. Stanford Only. GRIP consists of references to documents published before 1995. The references are from databases and print bibliographies produced by surveys or institutions in: Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia or Spain. These In-Process Records are being edited and indexed, and on completion, will be transferred out of GeoRef in Process, into GeoRef.

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GEOBASE, GEOARCHIVE, and PASCAL

Geobase (1980 - present) covers the worldwide literature on geography, geology, ecology, their related disciplines. In particular, coverage includes: climatology, landforms, mineralogy, photogrammetry, remote sensing and tectonics. It is the online version of Geographical Abstracts.

Geoarchive (1974 - present) is a British geoscience database, covering geology, geochemistry, geophysics, paleontology, stratigraphy, mathematical geology, planetology, oceanology, and engineering geology. Particular emphasis is given to economic geology, hydrology, water resources, environment, and conservation. Coverage is considered worldwide.

Pascal (1973 - present) is a multidisciplinary database produced by the CNRS (France). It covers all aspects of the earth sciences, as well as biology, chemistry, civil engineering energy, and physics.

These databases are available at cost from Dialog. Request a database search as needed; send email to Julie Sweetkind-Singer (Stanford Only).

IMMAGE: Institute of Mining and Metallurgy database

Covering material published from 1979, IMMAGE contains over 65,000 references to published articles, reports, conference papers, conference proceedings, monographs and maps in the subject areas of: economic geology, mining technology and operations, mineral processing, extractive metallurgy, environment, health and safety, and economics. There is a cheat sheet,

This CD-Rom set is accessible from kiosk workstations in all of the science and engineering libraries; select the IMM icon from the CD-Net window and click run.

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NOAA & MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography & Geochemical Database

From 1983 through 1992, the National Geophysical Data Center compiled a comprehensive, computerized bibliography and geochemical database on offshore marine mineral deposits as a cooperative effort with the Ocean Minerals and Energy Division of the National Ocean Service of NOAA, and the Office of International Activities and Marine Minerals (INTERMAR) of the Minerals Management Service. Additions to the bibliography and database stopped in 1991. The NOAA & MMS Marine Minerals CD-ROM Data Set, contains the entire NGDC Marine Minerals Bibliography and Geochemical Database and several data files compiled by other organizations. The bibliography and two geochemical databases are searchable on-line on NGDC's web server. The entire CD-ROM data set is available in Branner Library from the reserve desk.

The NGDC Marine Minerals Bibliography includes references to present-day marine deposits of ferromanganese nodules and crusts, placers/heavy minerals, phosphorites, and polymetallic sulfides. The final bibliography contains citations from 1831 through 1990. Information in the file includes author, title, publication/serial title, date of publication, language, etc., as well as several key word categories including geographic area and type of study conducted. Key words also include the names of each mineral and each element mentioned in the article.

The NGDC Marine Minerals Geochemical Database contains chemical analyses and auxiliary information on present-day marine deposits of primarily ferromanganese nodules and crusts but also contains some data for heavy minerals.

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National Geologic Map Database

The database indexes geologic, geophysical, geochemical, geochronologic, and paleontologic information. Listed are maps produced by the U.S. Geological Survey, some state geological surveys, and other institutions; coverage is primarily that of U.S. areas. Currently, the database covers primarily, the USGS thematic map series: Geologic Quadrangles, Folios, etc. USGS Open-file maps and state survey maps are in the process of being indexed.

Publications Of The USGS

An index to the formal Publications of The USGS: Bulletins, Professional Papers, Circulars, Water-Supply Papers, and Thematic Maps is available; this index includes access only by title words. For author index or for a more comprehensive index of USGS publications, including Open-file reports and Water Resources Investigations, use GEOREF, or the Search Publications of the USGS. Both of these databases (GeoRef and Pubs of the USGS) contain references to USGS publications issued 1880-2000; 213 references to reports of the Hayden, King, Powell, and Wheeler surveys; 15,227 references to non-Survey publications by Survey authors which appeared in GEOREF from 1983 to Feb. 1989. Coverage of Open-File reports before 1971 is incomplete. For some Bulletins, Professional papers, and Open-File reports which have chapters, there are separate references for each chapter. Many USGS publications are also listed by author and title in SOCRATES, Stanford's Web-based Catalog.

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SIBERGEN database: Siberian and Far East geology and environment.

Database mounted on Workstations C & D in the Branner Library. Summary: 1990-present. Provides full abstracts and bibliographic records in English to the geological and environmental information published mostly in Russian and covering regional problems of Siberia, Far East, Central Asia, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia.

Library Catalogs

Use SearchWorks — Stanford's Web-based Catalog to find the location of needed books, journals, maps, data files, and technical reports.

If you can't find what you need in SOCRATES, check other Library catalogs or send a question to (Stanford only) to Branner Reference staff: at branner@pangea.stanford.edu.

If Stanford doesn't have a document (article, map, book, report) that you need, fill out the appropriate online form:

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Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Handbooks

Listed here are a selected few of the dictionaries and handbooks available in Branner and Swain libraries, designed to give you a flavor of the types of information available. Either come in and browse the shelves or browse SearchWorks if you can't find the information you need in one of these.

  • Britannica Online (Stanford only)
  • Encyclopedia of applied geology: Branner Library Reference, QE501 .E56 V.13
  • Encyclopedia of field and general geology: Branner Library Reference, QE501 .E56 V.14
  • Encyclopedia of European and Asian regional geology: Branner Library Reference, QE501 .E56 V.19
  • Encyclopedia of world regional geology Part I: Western Hemisphere: Branner Library Reference, QE501 .E56 V.8
  • English Language Dictionaries
  • Glossary of Geology: Branner Library Reference, QE5 .B38 1997
  • Gmelin Handbook of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry 1772 to the present. Includes ceramics, glasses, minerals. May include more than 800 chemical and physical data fields of critically evaluated properties for any compound.
  • Minerals Information, USGS Statistics and information on the worldwide supply, demand, and flow of minerals and materials essential to the U.S. economy, the national security, and protection of the environment.
  • Periodic Tables of Elements
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Full Text Materials Note: some titles may be restricted to use by the Stanford community only.

For more complete listings: search SOCRATES - Stanford's Web-based Catalog for the availability of journals, maps or other items. Display the full record to obtain the URL, determine number of accessible volumes, or confirm access restrictions, if any.

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Full text Earth Sciences Monographs: Books, Government Documents, Series Volumes, Technical Reports, Theses Selected

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Data Resources Selected

Note: For GIS Data sets see: Branner Library GIS Data Collection and Web Sites for Digital GIS Data

Search SOCRATES — Stanford's Web-based Catalog for data sets on cd-roms or other media that can be checked out. For best results go to SearchWorks' expert screen: using an everything field, type "cd or compact or disk or disks or discs or disc or diskette?" AND the subject for which you want the data. For example for earthquakes you might search "earthquake or earthquakes or seismic or seismology" in another everything field. If you retrieve too much either use subject instead of everything OR add the place that you want, for example: subject California. To request additional data sets or help in locating information: send email to Stanford Community Members Only, Please


Weather Conditions


Media/Photos

Directories

Directories, of course, lead you to people, institutions, agencies, addresses, phone numbers, etc.


Guides to Internet Resources for Ore Deposits


Associations, Societies and Organizations


Government Agencies


Software Resources for the Earth Sciences


Web Pages for Universities and Institutions


Additional Stanford Sites of Interest


Back to Branner's homepage, or view other subject guides:

General Earth Sciences | Climatology and Meteorology | Earth Systems / The Environment | Earthquakes and Seismology | Environmental Geochemistry | Geochemistry - Mineralogy - Metamorphic and Igneous Petrology | Geomathematics and Geostatistics | Geomechanics, Rock Mechanics, & Structural Geology | Geophysics and Geodesy | Hydrogeology | Indexes to Journal Articles, Reports, Maps, Etc. | IPER | Marine Geology and Physical Oceanography | Ore Deposits | Petroleum Engineering | Paleontology - Petroleum Geology - Sedimentary Petrology - Stratigraphy | Soils | Selected Sites for Geoscientists | Writing in the Earth Sciences


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Author: Charlotte Derksen



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