Skip to main content
How do I get the article?
In most of our databases, you'll see this button next to each reference: .
Clicking this button may open up the article automatically, or you will see options to get the article:
- Online, if available)
- In print (links to Roger)
- Via interlibrary loan (Request) if we don't have the article.
Databases for Finding Journal Articles
The GeoRef database contains over 3 million references from around 3,500 journals, technical reports, books, and theses. Use GeoRef to find journal articles in geology, seismology, marine geology, geophysics, paleontology, petrology and geological maps, going as far back as 1669 for some topics. Use the UC-eLinks button in your search results list to find the full text of the articles.
Inspec indexes and abstracts over 4200 journals & over 2000 conference proceedings as well as books and technical reports in physics, electronics, & computing including geophysics, physical oceanography, instrumentation, ocean acoustics, computers, electronics, climatology, etc. back to 1898.
MarinLit is a database dedicated to marine natural products research, it was established in the 1970s and has evolved to contain unique searchable features and powerful dereplication tools. You can search by bibliographic information, taxonomy, location, chemical structure and physical property data. Provides comprehensive coverage of marine natural products in journal articles, including new and revised compounds, synthesis, ecology and biological activities. It is also text and structure searchable.
SciFinder is produced by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS). It is the most comprehensive database for the chemical literature, indexing journal articles, patent records, and other document types, as well as chemical substances and reactions. SciFinder has more than 37 million references, with abstracts, to journal articles and patents, conference proceedings, technical reports, books, dissertations and meeting abstracts. The substances and reactions are indexed with links to the corresponding CAS Registry and CASREACT records. It currently indexes over 10,000 journals, and patents from 63 patent authorities. Coverage is 1907 to present, with some pre-1907 content. Username/password required (information on creating your account
Web of Science
Good for "overall" coverage of science topics. WOS covers over 12,000 journals from 1900 to present. Use the GeoRef database, above, for more in-depth and stronger coverage of geoscience topics. Article references in WOS include "Times Cited" information and links.
The UC San Diego Library's "Databases A-Z" listing is a comprehensive list of journal article (abstracting and indexing) databases, in all fields, available for your use.