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eBook Collections

GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections is the first nonprofit, multi-publisher eBooks platform dedicated to the study of the earth sciences. With the full product release, the platform will include:

  • More than 1,243 earth science titles from 10 leading society publishers
  • Powerful cross-search feature with facets that allows users to search across eBooks, all 46 journals in GSW journal platform, and all GeoRef records
  • Recommendation and sharing tools to help users discover relevant content
  • Flexible access models for organizations and individuals
  • Mobile compatible eBook reader
  • Downloadable, DRM-free PDF chapters
  • MARC records for each title
  • Librarian center to manage accounts, access usage data, and IP access
  • New titles and publishers added on an ongoing basis

Library trials are available. To request title lists and pricing information, contact gswinfo@geoscienceworld.org.

Participating Publishers

American Association of Petroleum Geologists

Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists

Canadian Science Publishing, a division of

Clay Minerals Society

Geological Society of America

Geological Society of London

Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland

SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology

Society of Economic Geologists

Society of Exploration Geophysicists

University of Wyoming

eBook Program Sponsors

ExxonMobil

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation

Geological Society of London

SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology

Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation

About GSW eBooks Collections

The GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections are hosted by HighWire Press and contain eBooks from leading global societies publishing in the Earth Sciences. The eBook collections is available for institutional purchase with chapters available for online purchasing and downloading by individual users.

The GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections will be fully integrated with 140,000 articles in GSW’s Millennium and Archive Journals Collections and 3.6-million records from the American GeoSciences Institute’s GeoRef database, providing users with the ability to search across a broad range of geoscience content. More than 1,150 titles are currently available, with annual content updates available.

The GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections features an Advanced Search form, a “type ahead” feature in the search box that recognizes and auto-populates entries based on GeoRef Thesaurus terms, and faceted search delimiters, including: content type, publisher, eBook series, GeoRef subject, geologic time, and publication date.

Books are downloadable in PDF format at the chapter level or can be viewed in an online eBook reader. Users can browse the eBook Collections by publisher or subject, and share content through social media sharing links and email distribution. The Citation Manager tool supports popular services including: BibText, Bookends, EasyBib, EndNote, Mendeley, Papers, Ref Manager, RefWorks, and Zotero. 

Additional features include: a more comprehensive search and full integration with the GSW Journals and GeoRef platform; free MARC records for all titles; figure-display improvements; and an eCommerce shopping cart for public users to purchase and download individual book chapters. 

The platform is freely searchable with limited-access free trials available by request for institutions by contacting gswinfo@geoscienceworld.org.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists

Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists

Canadian Science Publishing

The Clay Minerals Society

The Geological Society of America

The Geological Society of London

The Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland

The University of Wyoming

SEPM, Society for Sedimentary Geology

The Society of Economic Geologists

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists

ExxonMobil

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation

The Geological Society of London

SEPM, Society for Sedimentary Geology

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation

If you or your organization is interested in supporting global knowledge sharing by making a donation to fund our proposed eBooks project, please contact GeoScienceWorld for potential sponsorship opportunities.

Sponsor benefits include:

Recognition at GeoScienceWorld events such as press conferences, symposiums and industry events

Invitation to attend and/or speak at GeoScienceWorld events

Logo on GeoScienceWorld communication materials such as brochures, event programs, banners, posters, website, and GeoScienceWorld login page, and press releases

We are currently adding titles to the GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections. To download a complete list of eBook titles in process, click here.

For eBook MARC record information, click here.

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