For an overview of the Cycle of Scientific Communication click here: Scientific Communication.
For an outline of a Comprehensive Science Literature Review click here: Science Literature Review.
For tips on improving database search results click here: Improving Database Search Results.
Search specialized journals when looking for articles on your research topic. Some suggeted browsing examples are: Advances in Water Resources; Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences; Earth Science Reviews; Geology; Geomorphology; Global Biogeochemical Cycles; Journal of Geology; Journal of Glaciology; Journal of Metamorphic Geology; Journal of Sedimentary Research; Palaios; Quaternary Science Reviews; Sedimentology.
Browse or Search Ejournal Packages (NOTE: Some allow keyword searching of article fulltext):
For an explanation of Popular vs. Scholarly (magazines versus research journals) click here: Popular vs. Scholarly.
For an explanation of Peer Review click here: Peer Review in 5 Minutes.
For an overview of placing article alerts click here: Article Alerts.
Book catalog resources:
Main Dewey Decimal call numbers for browsing Geoscience materials in the Mansfield Library book stacks:
For a detailed view of Dewey Decimal call numbers click on: Dewey Decimal Classification Summaries.
Geological Society of America - Publication Series.
Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology - Publication Series.
U.S. Government Documents
U.S. Geological Survey - Publication Series.
(NOTE: Check OneSearch for electronic, paper, and microfiche copies; also see USGS Publications Warehouse (1880-present).
Climatic Data for the World C 55.211 (Lv.1- Gov.Docs.)
Climatological Data. Montana Section.
Climatological Data. Missoula, Montana.
Precipitation Data. Montana.