CanGeoRef Database Day Pass

CanGeoRef is a bibliographic geoscience database that covers the Canadian geoscience literature since the early 1800's.

CanGeoRef includes more than 220,000 bibliographic references on Canada. These references are drawn primarily from GeoRef, the primary bibliographic service for the geosciences. In 2010, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES) began a cooperative arrangement to improve the coverage of Canadian publications in the GeoRef database and to provide a less expensive alternative to GeoRef for smaller organizations, companies and individuals (consultants). AGI and CFES made this database available by subscription on September 15, 2011.

In addition to references drawn from GeoRef, the database has been enhanced with additions supplied by CFES from the various Provincial and Territorial geological agencies. CFES received some seed money for the start-up phase from the Committee of Provincial and Territorial Geologists (CPTG) and many references to publications for Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Newfoundland/Labrador, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan have been added. Nova Scotia and the Yukon Territory are in the pipeline.

The references cite the journal literature, meeting proceedings, abstracts, books, reports, theses and maps. An important addition to CanGeoRef is the Mineral Assessment Reports. Mineral assessment reports are complete for Alberta, to be followed by those of other jurisdictions in a later phase.

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 database is updated on a weekly basis.

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