The UI Libraries has added a new research database: GeoScienceWorld.





GeoScienceWorld is “a comprehensive internet resource for research and communications in the geosciences, built on a core database aggregation of peer-reviewed journals indexed, linked, and inter-operable with GeoRef.” It contains paleontological journals like Journal of Paleontology and Paleobiology.

With GeoScienceWorld, you can search 41 top-tier digital journals and GeoRef by:

  • author/editor
  • title
  • keyword
  • affiliation
  • meeting information
  • standard id
  • geographic area

Searches may be limited by:

  • date range
  • geographic area
  • language
  • category
  • bibliographic level
  • document type

You can browse the database by:

  • geography
  • journal
  • publisher
  • subject
  • time

You can find links to GeoScienceWorld on the Sciences Library homepage, Geoscience LibGuide, Databases A-Z list, and in the library catalog. If you use these links (or the links in this blog post), your traffic will be routed through our proxy server and you will be able to access GeoScienceWorld both on and off-campus. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your HawkID and password.

If you have any comments or if you’d like to learn more about this database, please contact the Sciences Library at or (319) 335-3083.