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GEOLOGY: Geology Course Guide

REFERENCE SOURCES

These are books and websites that will help you gain some background information on your topic, and they can be vital to your understanding of the subject and for topic development.

Earth and other planets : geology and space research

McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of the geological sciences

The Encyclopedia of field and general geology

Glossary of geology

A guide to classification in geology

Earth sciences encyclopedia online

Use of Internet Resources for Student Research

Journal Abbreviations in the Sciences

ONLINE DATABASES

Use online databases as you would a print periodical index.  Items retrieved from these databases have been evaluated for content and indexed by subject librarians, unlike items retrieved from a search engine.

American Geophysical Union

Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences

GEOBASE

GeoRefS

ScienceDirect

Scopus

OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES

These websites have been evaluated by the librarians at W&L for relevancy, content, and objectivity.  They include tools to help with your research as well as useful supplemental materials.

Geology Resources at W&L (W&L University Libraries

USGS GEO-DATA Explorer (GEODE)

American Geological Institute

Notebooks on Geology = Carnets de Geologie

U.S. Geological Survey

USGS Library Catalog

Nature Magazine

Science Magazine

RefWorks

Geology Department Homepage (W&L University)

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