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This database includes the renowned AGRICOLA, ESPM, and EIS databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. For those researchers who need to conduct comprehensive literature reviews, this database includes specialized, editorial-controlled A&I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical to the discipline.
Made available through the American Geosciences Institute, this database allows users to preview records before they are input into the GeoRef database. It is updated weekly with records in various forms of completeness. Completed records are added to the GeoRef database.
GeoScienceWorld (GSW) is a collaboration of six leading earth science societies and one institute. They have worked together to develop an electronic resource that is unprecedented in the geosciences. The full text of over 30 geology and paleontology journals are available. They also provide access to the GeoRef database.
KnowledgeBase is focused on the Gulf of Maine and its watershed. This searchable database includes information from both governmental and non-governmental agencies as well as academic institutions and proceedings from conferences. Datasets are included. KnowledgeBase incorporates the information on Maine lakes that had been updated in the PEARL database.
ScienceDirect is a full-text collection of journals on science, technology, and medicine published by Elsevier. The University of Maine System Libraries have access to Complete and the Freedom Collection, which together comprise more than 1,800 journals, most with backfiles from 1995 to present.
A searchable index of publications from the following: the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the European Association of Exploration Geophysicists, the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists. Coverage from 1936-present.
Index to international scientific literature on all aspects of water resources issues. Includes abstracts of journal articles (see serials source list), monographs, technical reports, books, and conference proceedings. Searchable by author and title, abstract, and subject descriptors. Coverage from 1967. Updated quarterly.
Covers current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,500 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Provides cited reference searching, with which users can navigate forward, backward, and through the literature, searching all disciplines to uncover information relevant to their research. A comprehensive tool for prospective citation searching (finding journal articles citing a known source). Includes citations to articles on science, technology, engineering, and other multidisciplinary subjects.
Pro Tip: How to access articles
There are times when accessing an article isn't working out. When you hit a paywall or an error message, try these things:
Clear your browser's cache. This trick works so well to clear up small technical issues. Find out more information about cached data here.
Article Linker is a tool that can help you find an article you've discovered in Google Scholar or Web of Science. See a tutorial for Article Linker here: Article Linker Tutorial.
If the Article Linker is showing up, but the page itself is coming up blank, you can access the journal directly by searching for the journal title in the URSUS Catalog. Open the catalog in a new window, then cut and paste the journal title in the search bar. Follow the links until you find the journal, and then search for the article title within the journal to access the article.
The URSUS Proxy Bookmarklet can help you gain access to journals and databases when you aren't on campus or logged into the UMaine system. You can find more information here: URSUS Proxy Bookmarklet
If we don't subscribe to a particular journal, you can see if there is a legally available open access copy of the article by using the UnPaywall tool. Find out more information here: UnPaywall.
If you still have problems accessing the material you want, Ask-a-Librarian! We can help you figure out the next step.