GeoRef contains citations for over 3,500 journals plus numerous conference papers, theses, and other publications in the fields of geology, geophysics, and paleontology. Citations cover the years 1785-present for geology of North America and the years 1933-present for geology of other areas worldwide. "GeoRef in Process" contains records that are in the process of being indexed (Not necessarily published recently).
Under Search Tools (top), click on the Indexes tab.
Use the "index" pulldown menu to select the Author index. Enter
the surname, comma, and first initial if known.
(e.g. padian, k ) then click the Go button. On the results screen, check all the boxes representing all possibilities for your author. Use the "Previous" and "Next" links in order to continue browsing through the index. Once you have selected all possibilities, click the SEARCH button on the left side.
There are two ways of conducting a subject search, by keyword and by the thesaurus.
Type keywords into the search box. Note: multiple words entered in one search box will be searched as a phrase unless they are separated by the appropriate Boolean operators AND, OR, or NOT. Please see the examples on the next page.
Use the thesaurus to select more precise search terms (descriptors) or to look for related terms.
To search for records with the desired descriptors:
The "Combine Searches" tab under "Search Tools" will list all of your current searches. To combine them, type the search numbers in parentheses e.g. (#1 and #2) then click the "Search" button.
You can adjust your searches when necessary by using the following techniques:
|To search for||Use||Example (note caps)||Results|
|exact phrase||coral reefs||coral reefs (in exactly that order)|
|variant endings of a word||*||compress*||compression, compressed, compress, etc.|
|single-character variants||?||wom?n||women, woman|
|all words||AND||tree AND root||tree and root required in every record|
|any word (synonyms)||OR||earthquake OR tremor||
either earthquake or tremor will be in every record
|one word but not another||NOT||fossil NOT avian||non-avian fossils. BE CAREFUL! You will probably loose some relevant results|
|words near each other||NEAR||serpentine NEAR california||serpentine and California are within 10 words of each other|
Additional techniques and further explanations are available by clicking “help” at the top of the search screen.
* If you have not marked any records, ProQuest will print, e-mail or save all the records currently being viewed.
** Use RefWorks to accumulate results from one search at a time.
From your results screen, click "Search Tools" tab (top) After you log in to a personal account for alerts, you will be presented with options to create an alert from the search. You will receive an email with new records when the database is updated.
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