Recent News

  • Elsevier and EarthChem linking: how it benefits you

    Nov 2012. Elsevier has placed a pod with information about bidirectional linking to the EarthChem database on the homepage of each of the 23 journals with this linking. The announcement explains how the linking works, what authors need to do, and how readers, database users, authors, and databases benefit from this linking between articles and datasets.


    Click here to read the text. 


    The journals are:

    • Applied Geochemistry
    • Chemical Geology
    • Earth and Planetary Science Letters
    • Earth-Science Reviews
    • Engineering Geology
    • Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta
    • Gondwana Research
    • Journal of African Earth Sciences
    • Journal of Asian Earth Sciences
    • Journal of Geochemical Exploration
    • Journal of Geodynamics
    • Journal of South American Earth Sciences
    • Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
    • Lithos
    • Marine Geology
    • Ore Geology Reviews
    • Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
    • Physics of The Earth and Planetary Interiors
    • Precambrian Research
    • Quaternary Geochronology
    • Quaternary International
    • Quaternary Research
    • Quaternary Science Reviews
  • Helios version 2.1 is now available

    Oct 2012. Helios is a data reduction program for (U-Th-Sm)/He date calculation and simple age interpretations.


    We are pleased to announce that Helios version 2.1 is now available for download. The zip file contains a new executable, users manual, and example files. Follow the link below to download the updated package.

  • Take the EarthChem Education survey!

    Sept 2012. Voice your opinion by taking our Survey on the Educational use of EarthChem Data!


    EarthChem is planning to increase our educational material holdings. We value your opinions, as an EarthChem user, to guide our future developments. The survey is eight questions long and we appreciate any input you provide.


    You can access the survey at:



  • Geochemical Resource Library renamed to EarthChem Library

    Sept 2012. The Geochemical Resource Library, EarthChem's data repository for datasets, data compilations, software, and technical reports, has been renamed to the EarthChem Library. This renaming acknowledges the expansion of data types and holdings in the Library.


    We encourage user contributions of original data, synethsis datasets, software tools, and technical reports to the Library, which offers open access, long-term archiving, assignment of unique identifiers (DOIs), and NSF Investigator support.


    Questions or comments about the library are welcome at