Online Scientific and other journals
Scientific journals, especially those published frequently,have been quick to establish a Web presence. They often have a high up to date news content.

All the journals on these pages are either online electronic journals or online versions of established printed journals, a few of which are searchable. The journals have been selected for suitability in highschool earth science and are classified by the Dewey Decimal System. If you want to find further information on offline printed journals then you should use library search.

The symbol denotes journals which are particularly relevant. Others are generally more difficult professional journals of value to the teacher and sometimes to the student.
Should you require comprehensive information on what professional earth science journals are available, see for example:
List of earth science journals - (D L Pinto, Univ of Osaka, JP)


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500 Natural sciences and mathematics

Nature- weekly general science journal-every Thursday. Gives summaries from the current issue. Requires free registration.

Science- general science journal from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Tends to favour medicine and the earth and planetary sciences.

Scientific American - monthly general science journal. Articles are usually articles on recent major scientific findings written by experts in their field. Aimed at the general scientific community and therefore avoids technical jargon where possible. Not always easy to read and doesn´t use sub headings. Very good diagrams and substantial captions often give a pretty good summary on their own, however. Summaries and selections from current and past issues.
Scientific American - SEARCH - very useful search of the Scientific American entire web site by keywords or concepts. This usually turns up articles from the journal as well as answers from the "ask an expert" section and more.


520 Astronomy and related sciences

550 Earth sciences

On-line Earth Science Journals: (Jorg Schulz-Rojahn , National Centre for Petroleum Geology & Geophysics, Australia) - comprehensive alphabetical list of earth science journals. Most at professional level, but some more popular

551 Geology, hydrology, meteorology

 Earth +Planetary Sci.- Annual Review. Gives summaries.

551.21 Volcanoes

Global Volcanism Program: Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network (Smithsonian Institution) - monthly publication reporting activity at volcanoes around the world. Information is preliminary and concentrates on what is actually happening. There is not much, therefore, about detailed scientific conclusions. Look at other journals for this.

570 Life sciences

Nature- weekly general science journal-every Thursday. Gives summaries from the current issue. Requires free registration.


910 geography

National Geographic Magazine- general articles of a geographical nature. Sometimes includes interestingly covered space topics.


daily newspapers usually carry news of major natural events.