About the Geological Surveys Database

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 U.S. state geological surveys and factsheets from the U.S. Geological Survey. For more information about which state geological surveys have publications in the Geological Surveys Database, please visit the Geological Survey Websites page.

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 surveys website, a link to the geological survey's publication catalog, and if, available, a link to the publication's webpage on the geological survey's website.

All links in the Geological Surveys Database are checked and maintained on a weekly basis. Publications are added on a monthly basis.