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Earth Science Resource Guide: Websites

Resources selected by faculty and librarians

Climate Change Resource Guide

Open Access Search Engines

BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search Engine  one of the best and most comprehensive tools for locating open-access books, journals, dissertations, and other scholarly sources available worldwide.

Featured Websites and Digital Libraries


AGI: American Geosciences Institute

Berkley Earth Surface Temperature    Analysis of land surface temperature records going back 250 years

Drought Risk Atlas

Earth and Space Science News

Ecological Internet 

Encyclopedia of Earth

Encyclopedia of Life

Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean (National Academies Press)

Geology   News and information about geology

Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center

NASA Earth Observatory: Global Maps

NASA Hurricane Resource Page

NOAA View Data Imagery Portal

NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory

NOAA Photo Library

NOAA's National Weather Service

National Geophysical Data Center

National Hurricane Center

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

Natural Resources Conservation Service

National Snow and Ice Data Center

Scott Polar Research Institute  "The world's most comprehensive polar Library and Archives".

State of the Ocean

Unisys Weather Hurricane Tropical Data

Water Resources of the United States (USGS)

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

USGS National Geologic Lexicon Database: Geolex  Geolex, a free index to publications on named geologic rock units in North America

USGS National Geologic Map Database  A free index to maps and geospatial data related to the geological sciences.

Digital Libraries

MetaLib, a service of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (53 government databases, subject gateways, digital repositories and e-journals)

National Science Digital Library

OAIster More than 19 million digital resources from over 1,000 organizations developed by the University of Michigan.

Science Portal (U.S. Government)

USGS Library (Geological Survey) is a global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals.