About us

About us

GeoScienceWorld (GSW) is a nonprofit collaborative and comprehensive Internet resource for research and communications in the earth sciences, which is built on a core database of peer-reviewed journals and is integrated with the GeoRef index. The organization gives global researchers a single point of access to 46 full-text scholarly journals plus specialized searching capabilities and links to millions of relevant resources hosted elsewhere on the Web. 

Our mission includes an expansion into additional forms of content relevant to geoscience researchers, including books, datasets, maps, tables, images, and theses, with the further development of services that optimize the discovery and use of public and proprietary resources. 

GeoScienceWorld has recently launched OpenGeoSci (, a public map-based discovery interface to help speed access to maps, charts, tables, figures, and images in earth science research materials. In June 2014, we released the new GeoScienceWorld eBooks Collections consisting of more than 1,100 eBooks from 11 leading publishers.

Founding organizations: American Association of Petroleum Geologists • American Geosciences Institute • Geological Society of America • Geological Society of London • Mineralogical Society of America • Society for Sedimentary Geology • Society of Exploration Geophysicists.