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A guide to the resources for geology and geophysics

What is Geology?

Geology is the study or science of the Earth, focusing primarily on the rocks that make up the outer part of the Earth.

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Provides comprehensive coverage of the geology and geophysics of the world.  Focus is primarily on geology and geophysics as it pertains to the geology of an area.

An excellent interdisciplinary abstract and citation database, includes peer-reviewed titles from international publishers, Open Access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, quality web sources. 

Web of Science
 Provides access to over 8700 journals from various disciplines from 1900-.

Key Online Geology Article Collections

AAPG Datapages - The AAPG/Datapages online archive database includes over 60,000 articles in the field of petroleum, geology and geophysics. Collections include the AAPG bulletin (1917 to present) and AAPG special publications, Bulletin of Canadian petroleum geology (1953 to present), GCAGS transactions (1951-2003) and GCAGS special publications, Journal of petroleum geology (1978-2004), Journal of sedimentary research (1931 to present) and publications of other geoscience societies.

Geoscience World - GSW is an aggregation of peer reviewed research journals from 30 geoscience publishers.  It is fully linked to GeoRef.

Lyell Collection - The Lyell Collection, created to mark the Geological Society of London's 200th anniversary in 2007, represents one of the largest integrated collections of online earth science literature available. The collection brings together Journal of the Geological Society, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, Special Publications and key book series on a single electronic platform.

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Lexicon of Canadian Stratigraphy
Call Number:  QE645 .L38 1981 | Location:  Gallagher Library GEO-REF


Asian Multilingual Thesaurus of GeoSciences (Internet Access)

Dictionary of Gems and Gemology
Call Number:  QE392 .M36 2000 | Location:  Gallagher Library GEO-REF

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Earth Science (Internet Access)


AccessScience : McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology Online
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Encyclopedia of Geology

Encyclopedia of Earth

HandBooks & Manuals

This collection of science-related reference sources includes a number of geoscience related titles such as A practical guide to rock microstructure and Igneous rocks - a classification and glossary of terms. Searchable by keyword, author title and Table of Contents.

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