Sources for Your Research

General Geology Sources
Find essential background knowledge for Geology and related disciplines.

Databases: Geological Sciences
Find articles, journals, and citations.

Textbooks
A variety of basic texts in earth science subdisciplines.

Virtual Field Trip Guides
An extensive list organized by region to help you with field research.

Geosciences Links
Online resources on a variety of topics organized by geological subject.

Maps
Extensive collection of regional and international print maps.

Featured Resources

Online Publications
With the cooperation and generosity of the authors, we digitized well-known or hard-to-find geological materials.

Virtual Landscapes of Texas
Rare and hard-to-find publications of the geology and landscape of Texas. Includes the Texas Geological Survey from 1887 until 1894.

Virtual Field Trip Guides
An extensive list organized by region to help you with field research.

Geosciences Links
Online resources on a variety of topics organized by geological subject.

GeoFiction
A list of books and films that feature authors who are geologists, characters in a geoscience profession, or geosciences as a prominent plot point.

Finding Series

Finding a specific report or issue for a series can be tricky. Some reports can be found by individual titles; other reports can only be found by series titles. You may need to try a variety of search techniques in the library catalog to find what you are looking for.

Before you start looking, ask yourself:  

  • What is the series title?
  • What is the report number?
  • Do you know the title and author?
    Hint: If you need more information, try looking in a database such as GeoRef.

There are pages throughout this Research Guide that contain information to help you more easily find specific reports or issues. If we provide: 

  • The call number, try the Library of Congress Call Number search in the library catalog.
  • An individual title or author, try a keyword, title, or author search in the library catalog. (Hint: If you find a catalog record that matches, there should be a series and report number traced on the record. By clicking on the series tracing link, you can find other reports in a chronological list.)
  • The series title, try a keyword or title search in the library catalog. (Hint: For long running series, look for the Continues and Continued by links to go to the previous or later series titles.)

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Dennis Trombatore
Dennis Trombatore
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