GeoRef, the geosciences database, was established by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) in 1966 and provides worldwide coverage of all geological topics. GeoRef is AGI’s most comprehensive geosciences database, growing by more than 100,000 references a year. The database contains more than 4 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. GeoRef includes an online thesaurus that provides definitions of the terms, along with broader, narrower, and related terms.

The subject coverage of the publications indexed in GeoRef includes the following major areas:

  • Areal Geology
  • Economic Geology
  • Energy Sources
  • Engineering Geology
  • Environmental Geology
  • Extraterrestrial Geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geochronology
  • Geomorphology
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrology
  • Marine Geology
  • Mathematical Geology
  • Mineralogy
  • Mining Geology
  • Paleontology
  • Petrology
  • Seismology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Structural Geology
  • Surficial Geology and Instrumentation

More information on GeoRef is available here.

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