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Earth Sciences

Tutorial about background information

Finding Background Information -



  • Learn about different publication types often used for background information
  • Use AccessScience, an online encyclopedia
  • Understand what a review article is and how to find them in a library research database.

Background Info (Reference) Resources

Elsevier Reference Works (and books)

There are various ways to search this extensive collection:

  • Click here. You can refine by Domain on the left, or click on the Advanced Search link (center near top)
  • Click here for journal/book searching
  • Use see the Topic Pages: