GSW for Librarians
Improving the way your institution does research
High-Quality, Peer-Reviewed Geoscience Content
GSW’s platform provides seamless access to trusted content that researchers consider essential for advancing Earth Science research
Access impactful research
One platform gives uses access to 210k full-text articles from 53 journals and 2,300+ eBooks
Search by location
OpenGeoSci allows users to pinpoint key areas and conduct map-based searches
Integrate your holdings
Our extensive geoscience content easily meshes with your other library layered databases
Subscribers gain immediate access via IP address, institutional ID, or society membership
Explore with OpenGeoSci
OpenGeoSci is a free, public map-based toolset that allows users to search for cross-sections, charts, tables, figures, and data from GSW publications. The goal of OpenGeoSci is to further aid researchers in discovery of relevant valuable assets for academic research.
GSW Provides Access to
GSW’s journals collection provides access to 53 top-tier journals from 39 global publishing societies. Subscribers receive perpetual access to journal articles published while subscribed, and the GSW Archive Collection (1905–1999) continues to grow as new backfiles are added, providing lasting value.
GSW eBook collections provide integrated, high-value, full-text content with the convenience of a download. The complete collection includes years 1926–2023. Over 39,000 book chapters are currently available from our 16 society publishers, with new titles and publishers added on an ongoing basis, , including new titles from EAGE and MAC.
4.6m GeoRef Records
GSW is powered by GeoRef, the most authoritative abstracting and indexing database in the geosciences. The GeoRef integration is essential to providing the most comprehensive research experience possible. Featuring nearly 40,000 controlled vocabulary terms, the GeoRef Thesaurus is indispensable for increasing the accuracy and relevance of search results. This taxonomy helps users find related content with a single search by automatically including terms you may not have otherwise thought to search, but are relevant to your topic.
Covering the geology of North America from 1666 to the present and the geology of the rest of the world from 1933 to the present, the GeoRef database includes references to all publications of the U.S. Geological Survey, as well as masters’ theses and doctoral dissertations from U.S. and Canadian universities.
GSW Society Partners
GSW provides a platform and publishing services for 37 trusted scholarly societies in the Earth Sciences. Our high-value, curated research platform provides seamless access to journals and books that researchers consider essential to advance geosciences.
Benefits of GSW
GeoScienceWorld provides academic libraries with the full–text journals, eBooks, and GeoRef data that faculty and students need for conducting Earth Science research. Libraries value GSW services for our: