AusGeoRef is a bibliographic geoscience database that covers the Australian literature since 1840. In 2003, the American Geosciences Institute and Geoscience Australia began a cooperative arrangement to improve the coverage of Australian publications in GeoRef.
This database is available by subscription to individuals (consultants), companies and organizations.
In 2008 AGI and Geoscience Australia collaborated to expand the coverage of AusGeoRef to include references drawn from the AESIS database, Australia's Geoscience, Minerals and Petroleum Database. The AESIS database was a complete index to all available Australian information written by an Australian or about Australia or Papua New Guinea covering the period from 1851 through 2001.
The AusGeoRef database includes more than 196,000 bibliographic references on Australia - with more than 74,000 references incorporated from AESIS. The references are drawn from the journal literature, meeting proceedings and abstracts, books, reports and maps. The database is updated on a weekly basis.
References contain complete bibliographic information and URLs for documents published on the web. Thorough indexing, based on the controlled vocabulary found in the GeoRef Thesaurus, is included. Specific geographic locations are listed as place names, and, for principal locations, latitude and longitude are provided.
The coverage of AusGeoRef includes journal articles, books, maps, reports and conference proceedings.
Documents in AusGeoRef are primarily related to geology. The following general categories are covered:
Geochemistry (isotopes, hydrochemistry)
Geochronology (includes radiometric and relative age determination)
Petrology (includes igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks)
Paleontology (includes invertebrates, vertebrates, plants)
Geophysics (includes geophysical surveys, well-logging, seismology)
Hydrogeology (includes ground water and hydrologic cycle)
Environmental Science (includes soil and water pollution, reclamation)
Economic Geology (includes metals, industrial minerals, petroleum, mining)
Publications in AusGeoRef cover Australian geology back to 1840, the date at which GeoRef began covering Australia. Geoscience Australia began supplying references for AusGeoRef in 2003 and will continue to expand the database to include as many current Australian publications as possible.
The cost of an annual subscription to the AusGeoRef database is:
Individuals (Consultants) $95 US
Tier 1 Organizations 1-10 geoscientists $415 US
Tier 2 Organizations 11 + geoscientists $725 US
A 30-day free trial is available.
If you would like to subscribe, please print out the order form / license agreement (available in Word document or PDF format below), fill out the form completely, and return it to Monika Long at the American Geosciences Institute. Please note: Subscriber access may be secured through either user name/password login or through IP address validation on our server.
Click on the document type desired, and if the associated application software is available on your computer, the document will open and you may print it immediately or save it to your local computer drive for later printing. If the form does not open immediately, you will be prompted to save the file to your local computer drive.
For more information contact:
American Geosciences Institute
4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302-1502
(703) 379-7563 Fax