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Here you will find essential publications and online resources for Texas geology and other popular research topics in the geosciences. Discover articles, agencies, government series publications, theses and dissertations, databases, style guides, and more!

Course Guides

Gems and Gemology. GEO 347K Gem and Gem Minerals.
Minerals and Earth Materials Resource Guide. GEO 416K Earth Materials.

Texas Geology

Austin: The Lay of the Land. Includes Travis County.
Big Bend. Includes Trans-Pecos area.
Coastal Zone.
Edwards Aquifer, Central Texas.
Llano Uplift, Central Texas.
Soil Surveys.


Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) : Publication Guide.
Decade of North American Geology (D-NAG). Series established by the Geological Society of America.
Frequently Asked for Series. AAPG, BEG, GSA, GSL, SEPM, USGS.
United States Geological Survey (USGS) : Publication Guide.

Geology : General Reference

Basic Textbooks.
Energy and Earth Resources.
Geoscience Reference.
Self-Presentation in the Sciences. Style guides to geoscientific and technical writing. Citing and evaluating electronic sources. Professional and résumé guides.

Find Articles and Databases

Conducting Geological Research: Tutorial. Introduction to GeoRef, GeoScienceWorld, Lyell Collection, and AAPG Datapages.
Databases : Geological Sciences. Start research here!
Research Tools.
Tutorials and Guides.

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