The American Geological Institute (AGI) has just released the latest edition of the GeoRef Thesaurus (ISBN 978-0-922152-82-7).
This essential guide to GeoRef database terminology includes over 30,000 controlled vocabulary terms and has been updated with 1,780 new terms. The GeoRef Thesaurus includes terms for rocks, soils, sediments, geologic structures, time periods and features, etc. Savvy database searchers use this indispensable tool to view term relationships and usage notes and to construct queries. New and revised terms for the 11th edition include geographic locations, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program drilling sites, and taxonomic changes for selected fossil groups.
This 832-page book, is available now from AGI. To learn more about this new publication or to order, visit http://www.agiweb.org/pubs/pubdetail.html?item=140337.
The GeoRef database, with more than 3 million references, is the primary bibliographic service for the geosciences and covers North American publications dating from 1669 and the rest of the world since 1933. Approximately 8000 new references are added each month. For more information on GeoRef visit http://www.agiweb.org/georef/.
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The American Geological Institute is a nonprofit federation of 45 geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 120,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. 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.