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This is a selective guide to information resources in meteorology and climatology. Most of the print sources listed here are located in the Science & Engineering area on the second floor of the library ("Sci Ref").

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Use these databases to find citations or references to journal articles To read the full text of an article, see Finding Items at Fogler Library and Getting Items from Other Libraries.

  • Compendex (Engineering Index) (1969+)
    Covers all areas of engineering and physics. Includes citations to conference proceedings, reports, and foreign-language publications. Compendex and INSPEC may be searched simultaneously.
  • Environment Complete (1976+)
    Covers all areas of environmental sciences.
  • GeoRef (1693+)
    Covers all areas of geoscience. Includes citations to conference papers, reports, maps, and other materials, and foreign-language publications.
  • GeoRef In Process
    Citations that will eventually appear in GeoRef. Records may be incomplete. Rolling file: dates covered vary.
  • INSPEC (1969+)
    Covers all areas of physics. Includes citations to books, proceedings, dissertations, and other materials, and foreign-language publications. INSPEC and Compendex may be searched simultaneously.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

  • AccessScience including the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, Sci Ref Q 121 M3 2007 and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sci Ref Q 123 M15 2003
  • Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather Sci Ref QC 854 E523 1996
  • The Encyclopedia of Climatology Sci Ref QC 854 E525 1987
  • Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate Sci Ref QC 854 A45 2007
  • Encyclopedia of World Climatology Sci Ref QC 854 E5251 2005
  • Glossary of Meteorology Sci Ref QC 854 G55 2000

Handbooks, Manuals, and Tables

  • Climates of the World Sci Ref QC 982 M3513 1992
  • Handbook of Weather, Climate and Water Sci Ref QC 864 P856 2003
  • Smithsonian Meteorological Tables Sci Ref QC 873 S6 1968

Online Forecasts, Weather, and Climate

Local Links


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Created by: Nancy Curtis | Revised: 05/01/2014
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