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Use this guide when conducting research in Geology. It contains links to online journal databases, reference sources, the library catalog, and more.
Last Updated: Oct 8, 2015 URL: http://research.lhup.edu/geology Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Reference Sources

  • Science Resource Center
    With Science Resource Center, thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations are just a few clicks away and the latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Center
    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Included here is: Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources , 2006

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Search the online catalog for books in Stevenson Library.


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Below is a list of databases in Stevenson Library that you may wish to consult when conducting your research in Geology. Here you can find peer-reviewed academic journals, as well as trade and popular magazines.

Note: In order to access these databases from off campus, you will need to log on to the system. You can do this in one of two ways:

1)   Click on the database name. In the window that pops up, enter the user name you use for checking email, followed by "@lhup.edu" Ex. jsmith@lhup.edu. Then, in the second box, enter your password as you normally would for email. OR

2)   Click on the database name. In the window that pops up, enter the six digit ID# found on your student ID. Then, enter your last name in the second box.

  • GreenFILE
    GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government &general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, and more.
  • Academic OneFile
    Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.
  • Academic Search Complete
    A scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals.
    This full-text database provides access to a large number of outstanding academic journals.
  • Computers and Applied Sciences Complete
    Covers the research and development spectrum of the computing and applied sciences disciplines. indexing and abstracts for 1,300+ journals,and other reference sources. Full text for more than 500 periodicals.
  • GEOBase
    Provides worldwide literature on geography, geology, and ecology. Note: Contact a librarian at Stevenson Library to access this database.
  • Films on Demand
    Films On Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform that makes it easier than ever to incorporate outstanding educational programs from Films Media Group into your content management systems, online lesson plans, distance learning courseware, or electronic card catalog system.

Web Resources

Here are a few private and government sites that may help you with your research.

  • USGS
    As an unbiased, multi-disciplinary science organization that focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information, and water, we are dedicated to the timely, relevant, and impartial study of the landscape, our natural resources, and the natural
  • NWISWeb data for the nation
    These pages provide access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
  • SciNet
    An Internet search engine for science and technology topics, high-quality science links, original science and technology articles, and science and technology pictures.
  • Dartmouth Flood Observatory
    Global Flood Detection, Mapping, and Measurement.
  • Engineers Edge
    Strength and Mechanics of materials basics. General equations and definitions.

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Brian Ardan
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Stevenson Library 127A
570 484-2312
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Citation Resources

Use this link for information on how to cite sources properly in various citation formats (ex. MLA, APA). This will be of help when your professor asks you to provide a bibliography for your research papers.

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