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Geology: Find Journal Articles

Search for Articles in Databases

The University Library subscribes to many article indexing databases in all disciplines.  The following are those which are most useful in finding articles on geoscience topics. For a complete list of all databases provided by the library, visit the A-Z List of electronic resources.

(Note: Databases index thousands of journals, the library does not subscribe to every title that the database indexes - click on the FindIt button beside each article to check if we have access).

Best Databases for Geology:

**NOTE: You can also search GeoRef on the GeoScienceWorld (GSW) platform. See link for this resource below.

Best Multidisciplinary Databases for Sciences:

Other Relevant Databases:

Selected Journal Collections

Collections Relevant to Geology:

Multidisciplinary Collections:

Do we subscribe to the journal you need?

To search by journal title:

  1. change the first drop-down box to "Title"
  2. change the second drop-down box to "All Journal Titles"
  3. enter the full journal title in the search box
  4. Hit the green search button.

**This search will bring up all print and electronic journal titles. If we don't subscribe to the title you need, you can request a copy of the article needed through Interlibrary Loan (it's free!).

Journal Abbreviations

Off-Campus Proxy Bookmarklet

To connect to any website through the USask proxy, install the USask proxy bookmarklet in your browser for quick access. 

For most browsers, click, drag and drop the blue button below to your bookmarks bar.

Bookmarks/Favourites bar instructions for: 

That's it! Now, when you hit a paywall while researching online simply click on the USask Proxy link in your bookmarks bar and the page will automatically reload to give you access to the full-text version if the library subscribes to it. You will be prompted to login with your NSID and password if you are not already logged in. 

Below is a video tutorial of setting up the Proxy Bookmarklet:


Journal Info

Open Acess Journals in the Geosciences

This is a list of open access journals maintained by members of the Geoscience Information Society. Includes author fees if applicable.