GeoRef Search Guide

What is GeoRef?

How do I connect to GeoRef?

How do I search GeoRef?

How do Boolean Operators Work?

How do I eliminate GSA, AAPG and AGU Abstracts from my search?

What is a Record and a Field?

What do the tabs at the top of the Search Results Do?

How do I find results in the Library?

What does the IULINK button do?

Does the IULINK button always work?

What if the IUB Libraries do not own an item?

What if no IU Library owns an item?

What do the Tabs at the top of the Search Results Do?

Once a search has been done in GeoRef, the search results will be displayed on a page with several tabs across the top. The first tab (All Publication Types) shows all types of publications retrieved by the search. Subsequent tabs show only part of the search results by the type of publication, such as articles in Journals, Peer-Reviewed Journals, publications from Conferences (including GSA, AAPG and AGU Abstracts) and Web Sites.

Clicking on the More>> tab reveals additional results by publication type, including Books, Reports, such as government publications, Dissertations (including Master's Theses and Ph.D. Dissertations), and Maps. Using these tabs might help you narrow your search results so that you can find only a specific type of publication.

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