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The GeoRef database, established by the American Geological Institute (AGI) in 1966, provides access to the geoscience literature of the world. GeoRef continues to grow by more than 100,000 references a year. This database is produced by American Geological Institute and is accessed via the Geoscience World (GSW) platform allowing you to cross-search both resources at once for comprehensive coverage.

Key Features

database contains over 3.3 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. 

Subject Coverage

Major areas of coverage include areal geology, economic geology, engineering geology, environmental geology, extraterrestrial geology, geochemistry, geochronology, geophysics, hydrogeology and hydrology, marine geology and oceanography, mathematical geology, mineralogy and Crystallography, paleontology, petrology, seismology, stratigraphy, structural geology and surficial geology.



How often updated

Between 6,000-9,000 new references per month.


1693 to present for N. America and 1933 to present for international.


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