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?

How do I connect to GeoRef?

GeoRef can be accessed from the GeoRef button on the Geology Library Web page (

GeoRef can also be found in the Databases A-Z list on the Find Information section of the IUB Libraries Home Page (


Click here to open a GeoRef Session


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