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Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Where to Start

The first step finding published material on your topic is to use a finding aid like the databases to the left.  If you are unsure where to start, below is a quick guide to the databases to the left (for more information about a database click the information icon next to the title).

The second step is identifying a source for the material that you find.  With full-text resources, this may be the same tool as you used in step one.  For others, the FindIt@GT Link or button FindIt@GT can allow you to identify whether the resource is available electronically, in print, or if you may need to request it through another library.

Primary Databases for Academic Articles:

  1. GeoRef - the premier database for geosciences with coverage of North America from 1785 and coverage of the world from 1933.
  2. Advanced Technologies and Aerospace Database - subject areas include Meteorology, Climatology, and Oceanography and Geophysics and Earth Resources
  3. INSPEC - the premier database for all areas of physics research, including meterology, geophysics, atmospheric dynamics   
  4. Web of Science - an interdisciplinary database for science, useful features include advanced citation analysis.

Primary Databases for Technical  Reports:

  1. NTIS - Useful for searching government reports including reports of U.S. agencies like NOAA, NASA, as well as reports from international organizations and other governments
  2. NTRS - NASA technical report server, useful especially for technical reports on NASA Earth Observing System (EOS)

Table of Contents and Current Awareness Services

Current awareness and Table of Contents services can help keep you up-to-date in your field through periodic searches in databases or email delivery of the Table of Contents for the latest journals.