Selected Resources for: Geochemistry

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Subject Librarian:

Carolyn Rauber

cmrauber@umn.edu

This subject covers: the scientific discipline that deals with the relative abundance, distribution, and migration of the Earth's chemical elements and their isotopes. (From Britannica Online)


Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

Index to the worldwide literature of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, paleontology, hydrogeology , hydrology, and mineralogy. Publication types covered include journal articles, books, conference proceedings, government publications, theses, reports, and maps. Provides citations, with a small percentage accompanied by abstracts. Produced by the American Geological Institute.

SciFinder is the best database for chemistry-related topics. Registration is required, and you must download VPN and then log in to it for off-campus access.


SciFinder includes journal and patent references,chemical regulatory data, and supplier, reaction, and substance information. SciFinder Mobile is best for quick searches. It has no IP access restrictions but limited functionality, and it requires a SciFinder account.


General Reference Sources

Dictionaries

Glossary of Geology


Encyclopedias


Handbooks and Manuals

Handbook of Geochemistry

An online periodical table of the elements, which provides extensive chemical, crystallographic, physical, electronic, nuclear, biological, and geological data.


Physical Property Data

Reaxys provides web-based access to chemical structure, reaction and property information; its contents are derived from Beilstein (organic compounds) and Gmelin (inorganic and organometallic compounds), which date to the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as selected English-language chemical patents (US,EP, and WO) from 1976-present).


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).


Style Manuals


Writing Guides

ACS Style Guide: a manual for authors and editors

Describes the writing and citation style recommended by the American Chemical Society. A selection of sample references for more common types of citations is available online.


Library Information

Science and Engineering Library

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