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Geoscience Research Guide

Library resources for Geosciences research

Looking for journal articles?

To find journal articles, you will primarily use the library's online databases. In the databases, you can conduct keyword, author, title, or subject searching.

  1. Always use the Find It!  button for possible full text online.
  2. If no full-text available online, then use the Find It button to connect to the library's online catalog to see if the library has the journal in print format, so you can locate it in the library.
  3. If the library doesn't subscribe to the journal, you can request the needed article via the inter-library loan service.

Geosciences Databases

Find a complete list of the Libraries' geosciences databases here

Interdisciplinary Databases

Find a complete list of the Libraries' databases here

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search Tips

How to use Google Scholar to find full text articles that the library has paid for?

  1. Access Google Scholar from the library’s database page. If you are off campus, you will need your MSU NetID and Password to log in to Google Scholar. (Or, you can use VPN to access.)
  2. Click on the title of an article in Google Scholar. If the library has subscribed to that journal, you can access the article directly.
  3. Click on “Find It@MSState Libraries”. This will open up the dialog box that you see when searching other library databases (the Find It button will either connect to the library's online catalog or take you to the InterLibrary Loan request page.)