Database covering the journal literature of environmental sciences, including applicable areas of ecology, energy, geography, pollution & waste management, law, public policy, and urban planning.
Geology & Environmental Geosciences
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Indexes the literature of geology, including journals, books, conference proceedings, maps, and USGS reports.
Search engine for scholarly materials including journal articles. Be sure to use WebBridge to link to Lafayette's resources. Note: if accessing from off-campus, go to "Scholar Preferences" and search "Library Links" for "Lafayette." Check "Lafayette College - Lafayette WebBridge" to make WebBridge appear in search results.
Index covering the journal literature of science and technology. Allows you to search for a topic, an author, or for articles that cite a known author or work. (Help using Web of Science for cited reference searching)
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Index coverage: vol. 1 - present; Full-text coverage: 1996-present
Full text of articles reviewing the scholarly literature for a variety of topics in the physical, biomedical, and social sciences.
Encyclopedia on earth and its environment. Entries written by experts in non-technical language. From the National Council for Science and the Environment.
The nation's official repository of domestic geographic names data. Provides location information and maps for almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features. (Information about foreign geographic feature names can be obtained from the GEOnet Names Server.)
From the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this site serves as a repository for historical and current information on volcanic events. Includes interactive maps, images, activity reports and extensive indexes to the volcanoes of the world.
Repository for reports and documents on the climate and the environment, produced by IPCC and component groups.
Part of the NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service, this site provides access to wide range of services and sources for geophysical data. Areas include geomagnetism, earth observations from space, space weather and solar events, natural hazards, marine geology and geophysics, and ocean depth data.
Gateway to all forecasts, watches and warnings issued by the National Weather Service. Includes 24-hour observations, weather maps, radar graphics, aviation and marine weather.
Materials relating to the geology and water resources of Pennsylvania from the PA Geological Survey, U.S.G.S., and others. Includes materials from the second (1874-1889), third (1899-1919), and fourth (1919-present) geological surveys of Pennsylvania.
Useful data and links on landslides, as well as how they relate to other geologic processes and hazards.
Downloadable U.S. topographic maps from the USGS.
Provides information on location and size of most earthquakes worldwide. Includes historical information on the bigger quakes and a "near real-time earthquake list" for those who want to follow current seismicity.
Information and images of volcanoes of the world. Includes updates on current volcanic activity.