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Find Articles: Database Search Tips
Use databases to search for journal articles.
Summon Articles Search (right-column) searches for articles across multiple databases.
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Use limiters when entering search terms. (Hint: select "Scholarly Peer Reviewed").
Too many results? Refer to "thesaurus" or "subject term" section in database to identify discipline-specific terminology to describe your topic.
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the citations listed in useful articles to find additional articles.
Find Articles: Recommended Physical Geography Databases
Start with the following Databases & Indexes to locate scholarly journal articles related to Physical Geography.
Indexes multidisciplinary research literature on the earth sciences, including geological structure and relation to natural resources as well as linking resource management, transport, and regional and urban planning.
Academic Search Complete
Access peer-reviewed full text for multidisciplinary research, including STEM research, social sciences and humanities.
Content: Scholarly journals, books, reports, conference proceedings
Search scholarly literature covering many research areas. To determine if the UofL Library has the full-text of an item, conduct a search and click on the link from the results list. If it's not available in the Library, use the Library's Find it @ the U of Lethbridge Interlibrary Loan service.
Web of Science Core Collection
Access scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Includes citation mapping and citation reports.
Search can be limited to the following databases:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Social Sciences Citation Index
Arts & Humanities Citation Index
Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science
Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities
Book Citation Index - Science
Book citation Index - Social Sciences & Humanities
Current Chemical Reactions
To limit your results to one of the above citation indexes, scroll down the main search page and click on the appropriate database.
IEEE/IET electronic library
Access research in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics.
Content: Scholarly journals, conference proceedings, technical standards, books, courses
Wiley Online Library
Access scientific, technical, medical and scholarly content covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.
Content: Scholarly journals, books, reference works, laboratory protocols
Access articles in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study.
Find Articles: Related Physical Geography Databases
AGRICOLA [via free internet access]
Access citations from journal abstracts as well as bibliographic records covering monographs, serials, audiovisual materials and online content from around the world. Covers all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines.
Content: Scholarly journals, books and chapters, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials and technical reports.
SPRILIB Ice and Snow
Indexes glaciological literature from 1661 to the present, relating to all aspects of ice and snow worldwide. Provided through the Scott Polar Research Institute.
Content: Scholarly journals, books & book chapters, conference papers
Access articles covering research and communications in the earth sciences. Also accessible is OpenGeoSci, a public map-based discovery interface to maps, charts, tables, figures, and images in earth science research materials.
Indexes Canadian geoscience literature primarily related to geology. Mineral assessment reports for Alberta are complete, with other jurisdictions to follow.
Indexing is based on the controlled vocabulary found in the print GeoRef Thesaurus and the systematic vocabulary terms are available online as hierarchical lists (see this webpage also for a link to the "GeoRef Serials List"). Specific geographic locations are listed as place names, and, for principal locations, latitude and longitude are provided.
Content: Scholarly journals, books, maps, reports, theses and conference proceedings
Find Articles: Finding Relevant Journal Titles
Selected Geography-related journal title categories:
InCites Journal Citation Reports
to determine which Physical Geography journal titles are most influential (e.g., journal impact factor, total citations, etc.). InCites Journal Citation Reports
HINT: Select category GEOGRAPHY, PHYSICAL from left-column and click 'SUBMIT' button to review titles.