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Geology & Environmental Science

Journal Articles | Background | Books & Videos | Internet

How do I read a scientific article?

This movie from Purdue can step you through it.(Thanks to Michael Fosmire, Purdue University)

Finding Journals

Use Periodical Locator to find all Environmental Science and Geology journals. (Scroll down to see the Geology listings.)

Finding Articles


Look for and use the following icons while searching article databases:

Link Finder Plus

Link to full-text online when available.

ILL/Article Delivery

Request an electronic copy of an article.  Delivery is usually within 1 to 2 days if the journal is available at JMU.  May take longer if it must be ordered from another library.


Use the databases below to find scholarly research articles.

Indexing, abstracts, and citation searching for science and social science scholarly literature...
Indexes and abstracts journal articles, conference proceedings, reports, books and government...
GeoRef provides access to the geoscience literature of the world...
Contains full text for over 820 journals on subjects from the ecosystem's ecology to urban planning...
Index with full text of Annual Reviews in biological and medical sciences, physical sciences...



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