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        ALEXANDRIA, VA   The GeoRef database, published by the American Geological Institute is now available via the Internet Database Service (IDS) from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts.  The database, established in 1966, provides access to the geoscience literature of the world. GeoRef is the most comprehensive database in the geosciences with over 2.2 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses published as far back as 1785 (including references to all publications of the U.S. Geological Survey). GeoRef continues to grow by more than 70,000 references a year.
         "We are especially pleased that this database, the premier source of earth science information, is now available through our Internet Database Service," said Matt Dunie, president of Cambridge Scientific Abstracts.  "The addition of GeoRef to the IDS family enables CSA to offer the most comprehensive collection of environmental and earth-science related databases available from one single source in any electronic media."  The Internet Database Service from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts features over 50 databases and journals covering major areas of scientific research. IDS services include links to electronic full text, thesaurus searching, and the Web Resources Database. Cambridge Scientific Abstracts is based in Bethesda, Maryland, with branch offices in Ohio, California, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and France. Complete information about Cambridge Scientific Abstracts can be found at

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