The GeoRef Database: A Detailed Comparison and Analysis of Three Platforms Academic Article uri icon


  • A detailed comparative analysis of three platforms of the geoscience database GeoRef is presented. Detailed comparisons are presented in the areas of general features, search features, display options, retrieval options, and search results algorithms for the GeoRef platforms produced by OvidSP, EBSCO, and Engineering Village. These platforms prove to be comparable in many respects. The remaining noncomparable features are contrasted as strengths and weaknesses, allowing academic libraries to make informed purchase decisions.

published proceedings

  • Science & Technology Libraries

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Kimball, R.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Kimball, Rusty

publication date

  • January 2010