Welcome to the UC Davis Library subject guide for atmospheric science. This guide provides links to key information resources in air quality, meteorology, atmospheric chemistry, and climate dynamics.

Alesia McManus

Research Support Services
Environmental Sciences Librarian/Lead, Instructional Services

alemcmanus@ucdavis.edu

530-752-4485

In this Guide:

Online access to citations and abstracts for every title in the UMI Dissertation Abstracts database; since 1997, provides full-text access to dissertations. Access is free to UC Campus dissertations.

Coverage: 1861-present
Tags: Multidisciplinary

The Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database includes the renowned Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Oceanic Abstracts, and Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA). It provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications. The database includes specialized references and resources studying the critical issues affecting Earth’s air, land, and water environments. Coverage is from 1950 – present.

Citations from scholarly journals, conference proceedings, books, reports, and dissertations in physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control, and information technology.

This database covers over 600 journals, as well as books & conference proceedings, on meteorology, climatology, air pollution, astrophysics, atmospheric chemistry & physics, physical oceanography, hydrology, glaciology, and weather forecasting, from 1950s to present.

NASA is using PubMed Central to preserve and provide access to peer-reviewed papers resulting from NASA-funded research.

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Large interdisciplinary abstract and citiation database to academic journal literature, conference proceedings and books with broad coverage across the sciences and social sciences, includes citation tracking tools.

Coverage: full coverage from 1996-present, with selected coverage as far back as 1823
Tags: Art, Biology, Humanities, Multidisciplinary, Science, Social Science

Web of Science combines traditional bibliographic searching of journal content across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences with broadly interdisciplinary “cited reference” search capabilities.

Quick Reference Guide: Web of Science Core Collection
Saving Your Search & Setting Alerts
Creating Citation Alerts for Current Awareness

Coverage: See above description (varies between 9 indexes)
Tags: Science

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Latest volumes are online, earlier are in print

SIAM is the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Includes more than 60,000 titles in English (and selectively in German) from every scientific discipline and many social sciences. This online interface enables all books to be searchable at the full-text level. New books are added monthly.

Coverage: 2005-2017

US drought portal

An integrated database of climate summaries from land surface stations across the globe.

Archive of environmental data including atmospheric, coastal, oceanic, and geophysical data

Disseminates climate data and information for the western United States and is a repository for historical climate data and information

From the Western Regional Climate Center