GeoRef (external link)  is the most comprehensive database in the geosciences. GeoRef contains more than 3.4 million bibliographic references and abstracts, in 40 languages, from about 3,500 international journals, as well as other sources. The database continues to grow by more than 100,000 references a year.


GeoRef is is part of the Engineering Village (external link) platform by Elsevier and can be searched together with GEOBASE. The search results can be localized geographically on Google Maps.


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