Databases for Earth Sciences
Use the databases below to:
- find references to journal articles
- keep up to date with the latest publications in your subject
Some databases require your Cardiff University network username and password for off-campus access. These databases are available for all staff and students of Cardiff University but because of licensing restrictions they are not available to external members and visitors.
You can also access databases through Electronic Resources - MetaLib
Database guides are available to help you.
Digimap provides collections of online maps and spatial data covering Great Britain. The Ordnance Survey Collection includes a range of services for viewing, printing and downloading Ordnance Survey maps and data from the present day.
To use the Digimap Ordnance Survey Collection, you will need to login with your computer username and password. If you are using Digimap Ordnance Survey Collection for the first time, you will be automatically directed to a registration form when you select a service e.g. Roam, Carto. You will receive email notification when your registration has been processed. Please allow up to two working days.
More information about Digimap Ordnance Survey Collection and other services available from Digimap can be found on the Digimap support page.
Includes over 14,000 scholarly journals in scientific, medical, technical, and social science disciplines. Coverage goes back selectively to 1966.
Off-campus use of Scopus
To access Scopus off-campus, your Cardiff University network username and password will be required.
Web of Knowledge
This service provides access to the Web of Science databases:
- Arts & Humanities Citation Index
- Social Science Citation Index
- Science Citation Index
Covers over 8,500 scholarly research journals, including author abstracts, from 1981 to the present. Searchable by keyword or by works that have been cited by other publications.
Also includes the ISI Journal Citation Reports for the Sciences and Social Sciences. To access the Reports, login to Web of Knowledge and select the ISI Journal Citation Reports option from the home page. These provide easy access to data so scholarly journals can be compared. Categories include highest impact and most frequently cited journals.
Provides abstracts and references to the scientific and technical literature in the field of engineering.
If you experience any difficulties accessing Ei Compendex an alternative link can be found here:Ei Compendex alternative link
For further information contact: SciLiby@Cardiff.ac.uk