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Geosciences

A guide to the resources for geology and geophysics

What are guidebooks?

Guidebooks or field trip write-ups contain descriptions of the geological features along an itinerary and are great resources for local geology.  Typically they include a road log.  The University of Calgary Library has tried to collect as many regionally significant guidebooks as possible.  Our collection is by no means complete.  If you would like to donate guidebooks to us, please call (403)220-6042.

Finding Guidebooks

Use the Library Search Box to search for guidebooks that the Library owns.  Type the name of the geographic area of interest followed by these keywords (field or guidebook$).

E.g.  drumheller and (field or guidebook$)

Regional Guidebooks

The following guidebooks discuss the local geology of the Calgary area.

Geology and Landscape Evolution, Bow River Valley, Calgary, Alberta
Call Number: QE186 .C343G 1990 | Location:  Gallagher Library GEO-REF

Geology of the Calgary Area
Call Number:  QE186 .G46 1987 | Location:  Gallagher Library GEO-REF

Once Upon a River: Archaeology and Geology of the Bow River Valley at Calgary
Call Number:  QE699 .W54 1981G | Location:  Gallagher Library

Petroleum Hydrogeology in the Calgary Region
Call Number:  QE186 .P47 1995 | Location:  Gallagher Library GEO-REF

Soil Survey of the Calgary Urban Perimeter
Call Number:  S599.1 .A5 A43 NO.45 | Location:  Gallagher Library GEO-REF

Surficial Geology of the Calgary Urban Area
Call Number:  Q179.9 .B85 NO.53 | Location:  Gallagher Library Reserve

Urban Geology of Canadian Cities
Call Number:  QE185 .A1 G44G NO.42 | Location:  Gallagher Library