General Databases

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) A multidisciplinary index giving access to articles in over 8,000 journals, with many available in full-text. Tutorial

Dissertations & Theses  Includes bibliographic citations for dissertations and theses worldwide, from 1861 to the present, with full-text access available for the newer titles and abstracts available for the older titles.

*Google Scholar Searches scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts, and articles.

*Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale Cengage Learning) - Utilizes many different sources to provide information on both sides of controversial topics. Tutorial

Subject Databases

AAPG/Datapages Combined Publications Contains over 60,000 articles from sources including AAPG Publications, SEPM Journal, GCAGS Transactions, and Journal of Petroleum Geology.

Earth Sciences Commons™ Resource from The Digital Commons Network that provides free access to full-text scholarly articles and other research from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, this dynamic research tool includes peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

*GeoRef (EBSCO) - Includes citations to nearly 2 million international records about geology and earth sciences.

Science & Technology Collection (EBSCO) - Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,700 publications, including over 800 full-text journals, covering astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, physics, archaeology, and materials science.



Online Books: Geology


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QE 1-996.5 Geology

QE 1-350.62 - General Geology, including geographical divisions
351-399.2 - Mineralogy
420-499 -  Petrology
500-639.5 - Dynamic and Structural Geology
521-545 - Volcanoes and Earthquakes
601-613.5 - Structural Geology
640-699 - Stratigraphy
701-760 - Paleontology
760.8-899.2 - Paleozoology
901-996.5 - Paleobotany


CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool Locate the bibliographic details you need quickly and easily. Search by Title, Abbreviation, CODEN, ISBN, or ISSN

Geologic Guidebooks of North America Database  This is the electronic version of the print edition of this publication. It is searchable by geologic feature, formation or other subject term. It also provides lists of libraries that own the relevant guidebooks found.

Martindale's "The Reference Desk" Calculators On-line Center (Geosciences) Calculators for various Dating methods, Plate tectonic reconstruction, Geothermics, Gravity, Seismology, etc.

Resources of Scholarly Societies - Earth Sciences  A directory of scholarly societies in the earth sciences, each society site providing links to its own resources, and links to other recommended related sites.




U.S. Geological Survey  USGS provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information. USGS is responsible for the Earthquakes and Volcanoes  Hazards Programs, provides statistics and information on minerals, and is a sponsor of the National Geologic Map Database.

Dictionary of Abbreviations and Acronyms  Abbreviations and acronyms of terms used in Geographic Information Systems, Cartography and Remote Sensing.

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database  An interface to a crystal structure database that includes every structure published in the American Mineralogist, The Canadian Mineralogist, European Journal of Mineralogy and Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, as well as selected datasets from other journals.

Mineralogy Database  An exhaustive mineral database providing descriptions of more than 4,000 mineral species, with more than 5,000 pages of data, and links to other sources of mineral data on the web.

Texas Bureau of Economic Geology  The Bureau of Economic Geology functions as the State Geological Survey for Texas. Many of the bureau’s publications are available in the Texas Documents collection at Stephen F. Austin State University on the second floor of Ralph W. Steen Library.

Geologic Time Chart  Produced by the University of California at Berkley Museum of Paleontology, this site will allow you to explore Geologic Time.




Note: The databases marked with an asterisk (*) are not part of any search using the Articles & More choice from the library home page.