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Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts  Connect to Meteorological and Geophysical Abstracts
Also known as: MGA
Access: Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
   1. from a public computer in the University of Delaware Library
   2. from a University of Delaware campus connection in your dorm, lab, or office
   3. from an off-campus connection (University of Delaware ID required)
Description: Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA) contains records drawn from the world's literature on meteorology, climatology, atmospheric chemistry and physics, astrophysics, hydrology, glaciology, physical oceanography, and environmental sciences. Summaries from over 600 journal titles, as well as conference proceedings, books, technical reports and other monographs, are included. Each record includes complete citation information, Universal Decimal Classification subject classifications, and subject descriptors drawn from the MGA Controlled Vocabulary. Online versions of the Controlled Vocabulary and the UDC subject classifications are available to facilitate online searching.
Coverage: 1974-
Updated: monthly
Journals: A Serials Source List is available.
Links: Depending upon the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts database, there might be links to full-text electronic journal articles from the American Meteorological Society, BioOne, HighWire Press, IngentaConnect, JSTOR, National Sea Grant Library, Nature Publishing Group, Project MUSE, PsycARTICLES, Sage Publications, ScienceDirect, Springer LINK. If full text is available, there will be a clickable “Full-Text” link at the top of a citation. Additional Get It! links are provided by clicking on the “Get It!” button.
Alerts: Click on “Alerts” in the “Search Tools” area to set up a personal profile. You can click on “Alerts” above a result set to save it. A saved “Alert” will be used to automatically search your selected databases for new content every week.
Output Formats: Click on “Save/Print/Email Records.” Available as an option from the Save/Print/Email screen, QuikBib allows you to generate a bibliography from your search results in any of eight popular bibliographic styles. Final output is available as HTML, Text, RTF, and MS Word.
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Software Requirements: Best viewed with Netscape 6.0 or newer or Internet Explorer 6.0 or newer.
Users: unlimited concurrent users
Producer: ProQuest

This page is maintained by Erin Daix, Collection Development Department.

Last modified: 08/05/13