Serious Databases
(intended mainly for professional use)

These are very large and wide ranging data base providers which have online services, but you must register and pay for their use (except as sometimes happens, they offer a week or so free trial). Alternatively some offer their data collections on CD - ROM.

Amongst the better known geoscience databases are GeoRef and GEOBASE which you will find in for instance in Dialog here below. To use the services, find a link to databases and then look for the particular database you want to try (e.g. GeoRef)

Dialog by Knight-Ridder

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.




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