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GEG 345: Remote Sensing of the Environment

Spring 2012
These resources may prove useful as you review the scholarly literature on your topic. For help brainstorming search strategies and locating sources, feel free to visit the librarians at the Reference Desk, or e-mail librarian Anna Hulseberg at ahulsebe@gustavus.edu.

Personnel:
Professor: Anna Versluis averslui@gustavus.edu
Librarian: Anna Hulseberg ahulsebe@gac.edu


Table of Contents:

Searching for Articles
  • GEOBASE
    Temporary trial. A multidisciplinary database of indexed research literature on the earth sciences, including geology, human and physical geography, environmental sciences, oceanography, geomechanics, alternative energy sources, pollution, waste management and nature conservation. Covers peer-reviewed journals, trade publications, book series, and conference proceedings.
  • Academic Search Premier
    The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier indexes nearly 8,050 publications and provides full text for nearly 4,600, including more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage also includes many newspapers and popular magazines and spans virtually every area of academic study since 1975. Updated daily. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM). View our Academic Search Premier tutorial.
    1975-present; updated daily
  • JSTOR
    Full-text backfiles to over 350 scholarly journals from more than 25 academic disciplines published between the 19th and 21st centuries in the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I, Arts & Sciences II, and Language & Literature collections. JSTOR provides complete journal backruns from the date of initial publication up to a "moving wall" of 3 to 5 years before the present year. To limit your search to full text articles, make sure that the option to "include links to external content" is turned off.
    1831-recent years
  • Web of Science (Web of Knowledge)
    The Science Citation Index Expanded, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Besides indexing a wide range of journals in the sciences, social sciences, and history, this resource allows you to search for articles that cite a specific author or published work. Coverage from 1997 to the present. Click on the "Web of Science" tab to limit your search to one or more specific citation databases.
    1997-present
  • Google Scholar
    This search engine points toward scholarly research rather than all Web-based sources. It is stronger in the sciences than in the humanities, with social sciences somewhere in between. One interesting feature of Google Scholar is that in includes a link to sources that cite a particular item. If you are using Google Scholar on campus, you will find articles available through the library's subscription databases linked. To view these links when searching off campus, use our Google Scholar Off Campus Link. Not all of the articles in Google Scholar are free; the library can obtain many of them for you through interlibrary loan.
Remote Sensing Journals
  • Geocarto International
    Search table of contents at the publisher's site, or limit to this journal at scholar.google.com (Advanced Search).
  • GIScience and Remote Sensing
    Search table of contents at the publisher's site, or limit to this journal at scholar.google.com (Advanced Search).
I Found a Citation -- How Can I Get a Copy of the Article?
Admittedly, this is confusing. We have some journals on paper, some electronically, many with only some issues electronically, and some that aren't here at all and have to be ordered through Interlibrary Loan. Sometimes you can find an article posted for free at a scholar's website or in an institutional repository, but usually not. We can get most things, though. It's just a matter of persistence and a little bit of advanced planning. And the link below. That's the key to what we can get right now. Finding Statistics & Maps Keeping Track & Citing Sources
  • Zotero
    Zotero, a Firefox plugin, lets you save, sort, and cite sources from library catalogs, databases, and the Web. Some assembly required.
Chat with a Librarian
Not in the library? Don't want to leave your laptop and pile of notes? No problem. Use this chat box to ask your question during hours the Reference Desk is open.




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