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GEOBASE™

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File Description Dialog File Data DIALINDEX/OneSearch Categories Basic Index Rank
Subject Coverage Document Types Indexed Contact Additional Indexes Predefined Format Options
Tips Geographic Coverage Terms and Conditions Limit Rates
Print Counterparts Special Features Sample Record Sort


File Description [top]

GEOBASE is a unique multidisciplinary database supplying bibliographic information and abstracts for development studies, the Earth sciences, ecology, geomechanics, human geography, and oceanography. The database provides current coverage of almost 2,000 international journals, including both peer-reviewed titles and trade publications, and provides archival coverage of several thousand additional journal titles and books.

GEOBASE is unequalled in its coverage of international literature of the core scientific and technical periodicals. Papers are selected, read, and classified using a unique classification scheme that is versatile and updated annually to adapt coverage to current research trends. The material covered includes refereed scientific papers; trade journal and magazine articles, product reviews, directories and any other relevant material. GEOBASE has a unique coverage of non-English language and less readily available publications including books, conference proceedings and reports, making this the best resource available for multidisciplinary searches of international literature. The content crosses over subject, language, and cultural boundaries, providing a unique research tool to users.



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Subject Coverage [top]

The main areas of coverage include:

  • Geology: Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Sedimentary, Igneous and Metamorphic Geology, Stratigraphy, Palaeontology, Geophysics, Environmental Geology, Economic Geology, and Energy Sources
  • Geomechanics: Rock and Soil Mechanics, Hydrogeology, Dams and tunnels, Earthquake Engineering, Site Investigation, Risk Analysis, Waste Disposal
  • Oceanography: Physical Oceanography, Marine Geology, Marine Meteorology, Biological Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, Pollution and Environment
  • Physical Geography: Meteorology and Climatology, GIS, Mapping, Remote Sensing, The Quaternary, Hydrology, Soil Science, Global Change, Environmental Pollution, Geomorphology and Sedimentology
  • Human Geography: Environmental Resources, Demography, Culture, Politics, Rural and Urban Studies, National, Regional and Community Planning, Environmental Planning, Trade and Development, Agriculture, Industry, Transport, Tourism, Historical Geography
  • International Development: Environment, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Economic Reform, Investment, Industry, Demography, Urbanisation and Housing, Health and Food, Education, Poverty, Gender, Culture, Aid, Trade, International relations, Politics
  • Ecology: Terrestrial Ecology, Aquatic Ecology (Marine, Estuarine, and Freshwater), Microbial Ecology, Conservation, Applied Ecology (including Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, Pests/Diseases and Pollution), Evolution and Palaeoecology


Print Counterparts [top]

Geographical Abstracts: Physical Geography

Geographical Abstracts: Human Geography

Geological Abstracts

Ecological Abstracts

International Development Abstracts

Geomechanics Abstracts

Oceanographic Literature Review


Dialog File Data [top]

Dates Covered: 1980 to the present
File Size: 1.5 million records as of May 2006
Update Frequency: Biweekly


Document Types Indexed [top]

  • Reports
  • Journal Articles


Geographic Coverage [top]

  • International


Geographic Restrictions [top]

  • None


Special Features [top]

  • ERA Available
  • Graduate Education Program
  • DIALOG Alert Available
  • Remove Duplicates (RD, ID) Available
  • CURRENT Feature Available
  • eLinks Enabled Database
  • Abstracts Available for 90% of records


DialIndex/OneSearch Categories [top]

ACRONYM CATEGORY NAME
ECOLOGY Ecology and Conservation
ENERGY Energy
ENERGYA Energy Files + Ei EnCompass files
ENERGYP Energy Files + TULSA
ENVIRON Environment
FORESTRY Forestry
GEOLOGY Geology
GEOLOGYP Geology + TULSA Subscriber
GEOPHYS Geophysics
GEOSCI Geosciences
HUMANIT Humanities
MARINE Marine Science
MINING Mining
PETROL Petroleum, Oil and Gas
PETROLA Petroleum, Oil and Gas
PETROLP Petroleum, Oil and Gas
POLLUT Pollution
TRANSPOR Transportation
WATER Water and Aquatic Sciences


Contact [top]

GEOBASE is produced by Elsevier. Questions concerning file content should be directed to:

Elsevier B.V.
P.O. Box 211
Amsterdam, 1000 AE
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31-20-485-3507
Fax: +31-20-485-3432
E-Mail: ebd-marketing@elsevier.com


Terms and Conditions [top]

GEOBASE is a registered Trademark of Elsevier.

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The database is owned and copyrighted by Elsevier B.V. NEITHER ELSEVIER NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY, CAUSED IN WHOLE OR PART BY ITS NEGLIGENCE OR CONTINGENCIES BEYOND ITS CONTROL IN PROCURING, COMPILING, INTERPRETING, REPORTING, OR DELIVERING INFORMATION THROUGH THE SITE. IN NO EVENT WILL ELSEVIER, ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE ON SUCH INFORMATION. ELSEVIER AND ITS AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES) EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

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SAMPLE RECORD [top]

    DIALOG(R)File 292:GEOBASE(TM) 
    (c) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rts. reserv. 
     
  AA=  01288134        SUPPLIER NO.  2585653 
  /TI   Mineral   deficiency  and the  presence  of Pinus sylvestris on mires 
      during the mid- to late Holocene: Palaeoecological data from Cadogan's 
      Bog, Mizen Peninsula, Co. Cork, southwest Ireland 
  AU=  Mighall T.M.; Lageard J.G.A.; Chambers F.M.; Field M.H.; Mahi P. 
  CS=  ADDRESS: T.M. Mighall, Centre for Quaternary Science, Sch. of Science and 
             the Environment, Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry CV1 
             5FB, United Kingdom 
    EMAIL: gex043@cov.ac.uk 
  JN=, PD=, PY=  Holocene, 14/1 (95-109), 2004 
  CP=  COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION: United Kingdom 
  SN=  ISSN: 0959-6836 
  DT=  DOCUMENT TYPE: Journal; Review 
  LA=, SL=  LANGUAGES: English       SUMMARY LANGUAGES: English 
    NO. OF REFERENCES: 115 
     
  /AB  Pollen records across parts of Ireland, England and northern Scotland show 
    a dramatic collapse in Pinus pollen percentages at approximately 4000 
    radiocarbon years BP. This phenomenon has attracted much palaeoecological 
    interest and several hypotheses have been put forward to account for this 
    often synchronous and rapid reduction in pine from mid-Holocene woodland. 
    Explanations for the 'pine decline' include prehistoric human activity, 
    climatic change, in particular a substantial increase in precipitation 
    resulting in increased mire wetness, and airborne pollution associated with 
    the deposition of tephra. Hitherto, one largely untested hypothesis is that 
    mineral deficiency could adversely affect pine growth and regeneration on 
    mire surfaces. The discovery of pine-tree remains (wood pieces, stumps and 
    trunks) within a peat located at Cadogan's Bog on the Mizen Peninsula, 
    southwest Ireland, provided an opportunity to investigate the history of 
    Pinus sylvestris and also to assess the importance of mineral nutrition in 
    maintaining pine growth on mires. Pollen, plant macrofossils, microscopic 
    charcoal and geochemical data are presented from a radiocarbon dated 
    monolith extracted from this peat together with tree ring-width data and 
    radiocarbon dated age estimates from subfossil wood. Analyses of these data 
    suggest that peat accumulation commenced at the site around 6000 years BP 
    when pine was the dominant local tree. Thereafter Pinus pollen percentages 
    diminish in two stages, with the second decline taking place around 4160 
    +/- 50 years BP. Concomitant with this decline in Pinus pollen, there is a 
    noticeable, short-lived increase in wet-loving mire taxa and a decrease in 
    the concentration of phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, 
    iron and zinc. These results suggest that increased mire surface wetness, 
    possibly the result of a change in climate, created conditions unsuitable 
    for pine growth c. 4000 years BP. Mire surface wetness, coupled with a 
    period of associated nutrient deficiency, appears to be a possible 
    explanation for a lack of subsequent pine-seedling establishment for most 
    of the later Holocene. 
     
    DESCRIPTORS: 
  /DE  dendrochronology; paleoecology; mire; palynology; Holocene; woodland; 
    vegetation history; paleoclimate 
    SPECIES DESCRIPTORS: 
  /DE  Pinus sylvestris 
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS: 
  /DE  County Cork; Munster [Ireland]; Ireland; Western Europe; Europe; Eurasia 
    CLASSIFICATION CODE AND DESCRIPTION: 
  SC=, /SH, SH=  72.7.7  (The Holocene) 
    71.3.7  (The Holocene) 
    RECORD HISTORY: 
    COMPLETED RECORD - March 3, 2004 


BASIC INDEX [top]

SEARCH
SUFFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
FIELD NAME
INDEXING
SELECT EXAMPLES
None None All Basic Index Fields Word S POLLEN(1W)RECORDS(3W)IRELAND
/AB AB Abstract1 Word S PINE(1W)DECLINE/AB
/DE DE Descriptor2 Word
& Phrase
S PALEOECOLOGY/DE
S VEGETATION HISTORY/DE
/SH SH Classification Description3 Word S HOLOCENE/SH
/TI TI Title Word S MINERAL(1W)DEFICIENCY/TI

1 Abstracts present in about 90% of the records.

2 Also /DF.

3 Searchable in the Basic Index and in the Additional Indexes.


ADDITIONAL INDEXES [top]

SEARCH
PREFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
FIELD NAME
INDEXING
SELECT EXAMPLES
AA= AA GEOBASE Accession Number Phrase S AA=2585653
AU= AU Author4 Phrase S AU=MIGHALL T.M.
None AZ DIALOG Accession Number
BN= BN International Standard Book Number (ISBN) Phrase S BN=1862390002
CP= CP Country of Publication5 Phrase S CP=UNITED KINGDOM
CS= CS Corporate Source6 Word
& Phrase
S CS=(COVENTRY(S)QUATERNARY(W)SCIENCE?)
S CS=R. BLAIS, GROUPE?
DT= DT Document Type Phrase S DT=JOURNAL
None EL Email Address
None FG Figures8
None HT Record History
None II Publisher Item Identifier
JN= JN Journal Name Phrase S JN=HOLOCENE
LA= LA Language Phrase S LA=ENGLISH
PD= PD Publication Date Phrase S PD=20040000
PU= PU Publisher Word S PU=(GEOLOGICAL(W)SOCIETY)
PY= PY Publication Year Phrase S PY=2004
None RF Number of References5
RT= RT Record Type Phrase S RT=ABSTRACT
SC= SC Classification Code Phrase S SC=72.7.7
SH= SH Classification Description3 Phrase S SH=THE HOLOCENE
SL= SL Summary Language5 Phrase S SL=ENGLISH
SN= SN International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)5 Phrase S SN=0959-6836
S SN=09596836
SO= SO Source Information7 Word S SO=(JOURNAL(1W)HUMAN(W)EVOLUTION)
UD= None Update Phrase S UD=9999
UP= None GEOBASE Update Code Phrase S UP=10 MAY 2000

4 Up to six author names; if more than six author names are present only the first author is given, followed by et al.

5 Present from 1997 forward.

6 Corporate Affiliation/Address of first author, unless otherwise indicated.

7 Display Includes Journal Name, Volume, Issue, Pagination, Figures, Photos, Publisher, Place, and Reprint Information: search field includes Journal Name, Publisher, Place, and Reprint Information.

8 Present only until 1989.


LIMIT [top]

SUFFIX FIELD NAME EXAMPLES
/ABS Abstract Present S GRASSLAND/ABS
/ENG English Language S MICROBIAL COMMUNITY/ENG
/NOABS No Abstract Present S S2/NOABS
/NONENG Non-English Language S S4/NONENG
/YYYY Publication Year S SH=ADAPTATION/2006


SORT [top]

SORTABLE FIELDS EXAMPLES
AU, JN, PD, PY, TI SORT S6/ALL/AU,TI,D
PRINT S3/5/1-24/JN


RANK [top]

RANK FIELDS EXAMPLES
All phrase- and numeric-indexed fields in the Additional Indexes can be ranked. Other RANK codes include: DE RANK DE
RANK AU S4


USER-DEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

Display codes listed in the Search Options tables can be used to customize output. TYPE S4/AB,TI/ALL


PREDEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

NO.
DIALOGWEB
FORMAT
RECORD CONTENT
1 -- DIALOG Accession Number
2 -- Full Record except Abstract
3 Medium Bibliographic Citation
4 -- Full Record with Tagged Fields1
5 -- Full Record1
6 Short Title
7 Long Bibliographic Citation and Abstract1
8 Free Title and Indexing
9 Full Full Record1


DIRECT RECORD ACCESS [top]

FIELD NAME EXAMPLES
If the accession number of a specific record is known, it can be used to display the record directly. TYPE 0593661/5
DISPLAY 0366182/TI,AB
PRINT 0376676/3


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