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Earth & Environmental Sciences (Virtual Geosciences Library)

A portal to information sources, especially electronic journals and article indexes, of use to earth and environmental sciences scholars.

Data Management Planning

Data Repositories

Repositories are online resources that allow researchers to place their data in a secure location in order to enhance sharing and to meet mandates of granting agencies. These are also resources for locating data sets. Many repositories are discipline-specific, though some generalist repositories are also available. 

Additional Earth Science Data Sources

Data Directories

Metadata Standards

Metadata Standards are specifications for the minimum information that should be collected about research data in order for it to be re-used

Metadata schemes (also called schema) are sets of metadata elements designed for a specific purpose, such as describing a particular type of information resource.