Basic process for finding articles
If you find an article that looks interesting check to see if there is a link to the pdf or HTML version of the article by the citation. If not, then click the "Get It!" button to see if we have access to it either electronically or in print.
Requesting articles we do not own
If we have neither print nor electronic access to an article in our collection, then you can place an order for it through ILLIAD.
You will have to set up account the first time you order an article but once you have done this once you can use this same account each time you want an article.
Once you have an account set up then you can just click the "ILLIAD" link in the "Get it!" button and log into your account and the request form will be automatically populated with the citation information for your desired article so you only need to submit the request.
(If you do not have a journal citation, but instead have a topic, use one of our databases to locate citations).
Finding articles on geology topics that are understandable for someone without a background in this area can be quite difficult. Most databases focus on the primary research literature, which is very focused and often highly technical.
However, bearing that in mind, you may still find some material in these databases that will be helpfult:
Tip: After you perform your initial search, you may want to refine your results (available on the left hand side) to "Exclude Abstracts Only". This will remove results that are abstracts from conferences and have no associated full text.
Here are some journals in our collection that you might find useful: