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Global Tectonics by
Call Number: QE511.4 .K43 2009
Publication Date: 2009-01-20
A fully revised third edition of this highly acclaimed text written by eminent authors including one of the pioneers of plate tectonic theory Major revisions to this new edition reflect the most significant recent advances in the field, including new and expanded chapters on Precambrian tectonics and the supercontinent cycle and the implications of plate tectonics for environmental change Combines a historical approach with process science to provide a careful balance between geological and geophysical material in both continental and oceanic regimes.
GeoRef, produced by the American Geological Institute, indexes the world's literature in geology and the geosciences. Its over 1.7 million citations, many with abstracts, cover the geology of North America since 1785 and the geology of the rest of the world since 1933. It scans over 3,000 journals in 40 languages as well as books, maps, and reports. Most U.S. Geological Survey publications and many state geological surveys are indexed, as are U.S. and Canadian theses and dissertations.
Find citations for a broad range of scientific literature (including patents) and track, analyze and visualize citations by document, author, zip code, or institution.
Web of Science
Includes the Institute for Scientific Information Citation Indexes - Arts and Humanities, Social Science, and Science. It indexes science, social sciences, and arts and humanities information from nearly 9,300 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world.
MSU Library's new 'everything' search tool which will search the catalog and articles at the same time! Very interdisciplinary. If it is bringing you TOO MUCH, then choose one of the more focused tools below.
Finding Scholarly Books
While SearchPlus will return both books and articles, you will find the library catalog to be a more focused tool for finding scholarly books, both in paper format and e-books. Your instructor is limiting books to those published by a University Press as a convenient restriction to ensure the scholarly nature of any books used.
To find these, search by keyword and include 'university press' in your search. Figure out the jargon & vocabulary used by whatever search tool you are using. A word that works well in one search tool might not work well in another search tool. The sample searches below go from sloppy to smart in the library catalog:
- municipal waste and policy and university press
- waste and policy and university press
- (waste or refuse) and policy and university press
- (s:waste or s:refuse) and policy and university press
Try your search again without the 'university press' part to locate other books and government documents on your subject!