AGI and CFES Launch Updated Website for CanGeoRef Database

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September 21, 2018
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES) have launched a new website for CanGeoRef, the preeminent bibliographic database for Canadian geoscience literature covering publications from the early 19th century to today. 
The new website features expanded functionality, including a geographic search view option, as well as the abilities to set up individual accounts and to easily save and share lists of references. 
"CanGeoRef is an excellent resource for earth scientists working in Canada or interested in Canadian geology,” said Dr. Iain M. Samson, President of CFES. “The ability to customize a search and the Canadian focus of the publications results in more efficient and targeted searches than with general-use search engines.” 
Launched in 2010 as a cooperative arrangement between AGI and CFES, CanGeoRef now includes references to a growing database of more than 200,000 journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses. Explore these references now at
Want to use CanGeoRef but don’t want to pay a subscription? Day passes are now available for select GeoRef databases, including CanGeoRef. Learn more at  
About GeoRef 
The GeoRef database, established by AGI in 1966, provides access to the geoscience literature of the world. GeoRef is the most comprehensive database in the geosciences and continues to grow by more than 100,000 references a year. The database contains over 4 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. Learn more at
About CFES 
CFES is an umbrella organization that represents thirteen Earth Science organizations across Canada. Learn more at
About AGI
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit federation of 52 scientific and professional associations that represents more than 260,000 geoscientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.
AGI is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the geoscience community and addressing the needs of society. AGI headquarters are in Alexandria, Virginia.
The American Geosciences Institute represents and serves the geoscience community by providing collaborative leadership and information to connect Earth, science, and people.
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