A Guide to Selected Resources
The following is a guide to selected resources in the field of geology available in Owen Library or through electronic access. Please consult a Reference Librarian for advice about the best information resources and research strategy for your specific topic.
Encyclopedia of Applied Geology Reference QE5 .E5 1984
Charles W. Finkl, Jr., editor.
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1984.
Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology Reference Q123 .E497 2002
3rd ed. Robert A. Meyers, editor-in-chief.
San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 2002.
comprehensive encyclopedia containing signed articles in the physical
sciences and technology.
Articles offer an excellent starting point for library research in these disciplines.
Encyclopedia of Sedimentology Reference QE471 .E49
Rhodes W. Fairbridge and Joanne Bourgeois, editors.
Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross, 1978.
Encyclopedia of World Regional Geology Reference QE5 .F33
Rhodes W. Fairbridge, editor.
Stroudsburg, PA: Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross, 1975.
Geology Reference QE5 .G465 1999
James A.Woodhead, editor.
Pasadena, CA: Salem
Glossary of Geology Reference QE5 .B38 1997
4th ed. Julia A. Jackson, editor
Alexandria, VA: American Geological Institute, 1997.
A dictionary of geological terms with definitions produced by the American Geological Institute.
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Reference QE5 .E5137 1996
E. Julius Dasch, editor
New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 1996.
encyclopedia contains signed articles on all aspects of the earth
including mineralogy, climatology, paleontology, history and biography.
Magillís Survey of Science: Earth Science Series. Reference QE28 .M33 1990
James A Woodhead, consulting editor.
Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1990-
This six-volume series contains signed articles on topics in the earth sciences. Articles include a
summary, listing of
key terms, bibliography and cross-references to related articles.
Oxford Companion to the Earth Reference QE5 .O94 2000
Paul L. Hancock and Brian J. Skinner, editors.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Gemstone & Mineral Data Book Reference TS752.5 .S56
New York: Winchester Press, 1972.
National Research Council Available Online in the Knovel Database in the Digital Library
Norwich, NY: Knovel, 2003.
This database focuses on information published in journals on engineering topics. This is a good resource for finding information about remote sensing applications.
GeoRef Locate under Databases A-Z in the Digital Library
This database includes indexing and references to publications of the United States Geological Survey. It also indexes mastersí theses and doctoral dissertations from both U.S. and Canadian universities. It covers the geology of North America from 1785 to the present and geology of the remaining part of the world from 1933. It includes links to full-text publications.
This database produced by the Mineralogical Society of America contains individual species descriptions with links and a comprehensive image library. It is a valuable resource for information on minerals. Browse the database by crystallography, chemical composition, physical and optical properties, New Dana classification, Strunz classification, and alphabetical listing.
National Geophysical Data Center http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/
NGDC manages environmental data in fields of marine geology, geophysics, solar-terrestrial physics, solid earth geophysics, and glaciology. Searchable database.
National Technical Information Service (NTIS) Locate under Databases A-Z in the Digital Library
Indexes U.S. government-funded technical reports on all subjects, including geology. Provides citations only.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists http://www.aapg.org/
American Geophysical Union http://www.agu.org/
This site offers links to information about meetings, publications, and news. It also provides access to its archives, including journal table of contents, FTP dataset archives, and a complete index to all AGU books, journals, and other publications.
American State Geologists
Careers in Geosciences http://www.ess.washington.edu/ug/careers.html
Geographic Names Information System http://geonames.usgs.gov/
This is a very
useful site that allows you to search for information on named
geographic features. It provides data on it, including data on latitude
and longitude, brief population data and references to USGS maps.
Geological Society of America http://www.geosociety.org/index.htm
Geoscience Information Society (GIS) http://www.geoinfo.org/
International Association of Volcanology & Chemistry of the Earthís Interior
Minerals, Metals & Materials Society http://www.tms.org/TMSHome.html
The Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network
Society of America
Structural Geology on the Web
This site offers a collection of links to
structural geology and tectonics resources, including links to data
sets and bibliographies, images, software, books and journals,
organizations, employment sites and structural geologists.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) http://www.usgs.gov/
Offers a wealth of information on topics in geology and related fields. Also includes employment information and student opportunities.
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Initiative http://igloo.gsfc.nasa.gov/wais