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Geological Sciences | Mātai Pūtaiao ā-nuku: Journals & Databases

Key Multidisciplinary Databases


 Dimensions is a linked research knowledge system that re-imagines discovery and access to research. Developed by Digital Science in collaboration with over 100 leading research organizations around the world, Dimensions brings together grants, publications, citations, alternative metrics, clinical trials, patents and policy documents to deliver a platform that enables users to find and access the most relevant information faster, analyze the academic and broader outcomes of research, and gather insights to inform future strategy. For more information about the product have a look at our support site or visit

UC subscribes to Scopus database and it is great source of high quality Science and Social Science journal articles and to a lesser extent other types of sources. Google Scholar and Dimensions are free online databases that are very broad. Google scholar has full-text links to UC paid sources if you add UC as a Library link in the settings. Dimensions does not have full-text links to UC content but, like Google Scholar, it will link to content freely available online. If you find something you want to read in Dimensions that has no full-text link, you can always search for it in the Library's MultiSearch or Google Scholar to see if we have paid full-text access to it.

Other Useful Databases

New Zealand Earth Science Journals