General Resources

Geology Resources

Where to Look? Browse these Call Numbers

  • QE 1 to QE 996.5 – Geology.
    • QE 351 to QE 399.2 – Mineralogy.
    • QE 420 to QE 499 – Petrology.
    • QE 500 to QE 639.5 – Dynamic and structural geology.
      • QE 521 to QE 545 – Volcanoes and earthquakes.
      • QE 601 to QE 613.5 – Structural geology.
    • QE 640 to QE 699 – Stratigraphy.
    • QE 701 to QE 760 – Paleontology.
    • QE 760.8 to QE 899.2 – Paleozoology.
    • QE 901 to QE 996.5 – Paleobotany.

Selected Books in the Library

  • The Dynamic Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, 4th Edition.
    Call number: QE 28.2 .S55 2000
  • The Earth Machine: The Science of a Dynamic Planet
    Call number: QB 631 .M32 2004
  • Earth’s Dynamic Systems, 9th Edition.
    Call number: QE 28.2 .H35 2001
  • Geology
    Call number: QE 31 .R68 2003
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  •, offers numerous resources including news, articles, maps, images, a geology dictionary, and more. Note that while the work of a geology professor, this is a commercial site and includes ads and offers items for purchase.
  • Geology Wing, is an online exhibit from University of California Museum of Paleontology; it also includes a virtual exhibit on plate tectonics.
  • Global Volcanism Program, from the Smithsonian Institution, this provides a wealth of information on volcanoes, including images and video.
  • “searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.” Includes topics in earth & ocean sciences, and more.
  • USGS, The U. S. Geological Survey website offers maps, imagery, publications, and more. See Geology Research and Information for more information.

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