Introduction to Library Resources
Katie Lage Map Librarian, Acting Head of the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library
The Basics: Introduction to Using the CU Libraries
Important Resources for your Research Paper
- CU GeoRef
Georef indexes geosciences, including geology, geophysics, geochemistry, paleontology, hydrogeology, hydrology, and mineralogy. The database contains over 2.1 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. The database contains full-text links when available. Coverage: 1789 - present.
- CU Web of Science
An interdisciplinary online index that provides bibliographic citations for high impact journals in the disciplines of science, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Provides subject, citation, and title access. Includes access to current and retrospective bibliographic information from nearly 9,300 leading scholarly peer-reviewed journals. Coverage for the sciences: 1900-present.
- CU NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
NASA-funded project which maintains three bibliographic databases containing more than 5.3 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and arXiv e-prints. Mostly full-text. 1975-present.
- CU Engineering Village 2
Comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research literature. Subject areas include: chemical and process engineering, computers and data processing, applied physics, electronics and communications as well as civil and mechanical engineering. Coverage: 1884-present.
- Need more? Use the Research & Subject Guides to find more relevant resources. Try a search for geology or astronomy.
Citing Your Sources
- General information: http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/about/citing.htm
- Examples: Geology citation guidelines (Scroll down to "References Cited" section.)
- Refworks (bibliographic management software) How do I...? Use Refworks Help Page