Established by the American Geosciences Institute, GeoRef provides access to the most comprehensive geoscience literature of the world. It includes references to all publications of the U.S. Geological Survey. Master's theses and doctoral dissertations from US and Canadian universities are included. Coverage for North American resources starts in 1669, and worldwide coverage in 1933.
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Google Scholar provides access to scholarly literature on the web. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. If Calvin has access to an electronic journal, links to the articles in that journal will appear in Google Scholar.
The Hekman Library no longer has access online to the Grand Rapids Press. The link provided here will take users to the MLive site, which offers a 14-day searchable archive of the GR Press and other Michigan newspapers. People with valid Grand Rapids Public Library cards can search a more extensive archive of the press.