Geography Databases

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Key Databases

GeoRef
Coverage: Contains nearly 2 million citations covering the geology of North America from 1785 and that of the rest of the world from 1933. Topics covered include geophysics and structural geology, economic geology, minerals and petroleum, palaeontology and stratigraphy, engineering and environmental geology, geomorphology, soils and quaternary geology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, aerial geology and maps.
Date range: 1785- Updated monthly
Publication types: Journals, theses
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Scopus
Coverage: Multidisciplinary, especially Life, Health and Physical Sciences.
Date range: 1966- Updated daily
Publication types: Journal literature
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General indexing and related disciplines

Google scholar
Coverage: Provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. Links to UC Library resources are available.
Help: To see UC links, use Scholar Preferences and choose University of Canterbury in the Library Links section.
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PubMed
Coverage: Medicine and related disciplines.
Date range: 1966-
Publication types: Academic journals.
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ScienceDirect
Coverage: Full text of journals published by Elsevier Science. Primary science, medicine and technology. Some titles from social science and commerce.
Date range: 1995-
Publication types: Journals
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Legislation and Commentary

Resource management
Coverage: Legislation and commentary. New Zealand
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News and New Zealand content

Factiva
Coverage: A global news and business information service that combines the content sets of Dow Jones Interactive and Reuters Business Briefing. Factiva delivers articles from Reuters and Dow Jones journalists worldwide - just minutes after the news appears in real-time services. Good coverage of New Zealand newspapers.
Date range: 1979- daily updates
Publication types: Newspapers, newswires, trade journals, newsletters, magazines, web sites, transcripts, market reports.
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Help: Some newspapers do not allow academic institutions to access the full text. See Blocked titles.
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Index New Zealand
Coverage: Multidisciplinary coverage of material published in and about New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Date range: 1987-
Publication types: Academic journals, magazines, newspapers
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