The Geological Surveys Database project is a collaborative effort between the American Geosciences Institute and U.S. state geological surveys to help increase the discoverability and use of geological survey publications.

The Geological Surveys Database includes publications from the state geological surveys and factsheets from the U.S. Geological Survey. The database provides full-text searching of all of its publications. This means that users can not only search metadata fields (i.e., title, author, notes, etc.), but also search against the entire text of the publications in the database in order to find the information they are seeking.

Unless specifically authorized by the state geological surveys, publications cannot be downloaded from the Geological Surveys Database. However, each publication record provides links to the full-text publication on the geological survey's website, a link to the geological survey's publications catalog, and if, available, a link to the publication's webpage on the geological survey's website.