Articles

The Earth Sciences & Map Library provides access to over 1,000 journals in print and online formats. In addition, there are more than 50,000 other journals available through the UC Berkeley Libraries. Articles can also be requested through interlibrary loan from journals that are not owned by any campus library.

To find articles related to your research, search article databases that index publications from selected journals, magazines, conferences, and other sources. Most of these databases include citations and abstracts with links to full text. To get the full text, use the UC-eLinks button.

Recommended databases

These databases are usually the best starting points for finding research in earth and planetary sciences, geography, and geology:

Elsevier Geography [UCB access only]
Coverage: 1990 - present
Primary database for human and physical geography, indexing over 2,000 journals, monographs, books, conference proceedings, and theses.

GeoRef [UCB access only]
Coverage: 1785 - present
Primary database for geology and other subjects within the geosciences, indexing over 3,500 scholarly journals, books, maps, U.S. and Canadian dissertations, conference proceedings, reports, and government documents.

Google Scholar
Coverage: Varies
Indexes journal articles and other scholarly publications from selected online resources, especially in the sciences and engineering.

Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts
Coverage: 1974 - present
Includes citations and abstracts from over 600 journals plus conference proceedings, books, and technical reports on meteorology, climatology, atmospheric chemistry and physics, astrophysics, hydrology, glaciology, physical oceanography and environmental sciences. Produced by the American Meteorological Society.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses [UCB access only]
Coverage: 1861 - present
Provides access to the full text of most of the dissertations added to the database since 1997. Some earlier dissertations are also available in full-text. Also included, with more than 1.5 million entries, is the Dissertation Abstracts International (DAI) database, the authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations.

Web of Science [UCB access only]
Coverage: 1900 - current
Indexes over 8,000 of the leading journals in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences, and provides searching of cited references.

Other databases

Databases for other subjects related to geography