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Earth Sciences/Geology

Purpose of Guide

This resource guide encompasses many areas of the Earth Sciences. Other subject guides that may be useful to consult  include: Chemistry Guide, Computer Science Guide, Environmental Science Gude, Geography Guide, Government Information guide, Biology Guide, Mathematics Guide, Physics Guide, and Public Affairs Guide.

The aim of this guide is threefold:

  1. To outline the traditional research pathway beginning with dictionaries, encyclopedias, yearbooks, handbooks, etc.
  2. To develop a familiarity and vocabulary of definitions, concepts and reference sources.
  3. To serve as a resource for reference desk staff in leading users to appropriate library services, resources, and collections.

A final note, library guides provide a passive approach to reference services for undergraduate research inquiries. Consult the reference desk staff as appropriate. If you need a refresher on the research process, see our Introduction to Research guide.