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Geological Sciences

Resources for students and faculty in the Department of Geological Sciences

Get started in Geological Sciences

Waterfall in the Hocking HillsThis Guide contains information and tools about doing both library-based and online research in Geology. It shows you how to effectively search in Google Scholar for scholarly books and articles. The databases listed are the ones that will help you quickly find relevant articles. I've included links to a few relevant organizations and geological surveys. There are links for finding maps and Zotero for organizing your research. And I've included a link to our guide on what to do if you have access problems.

Start with the databases below; they can lead you to a great deal of information on geology. .If you need help in finding and using any of these sources, don't hesitate to contact me at using the links below or use the other sources of information on the Libraries "Get Help" page.

Databases to get started

GEOBASE® is a multidisciplinary database of indexed research literature on the earth sciences, including geology, human and physical geography, environmental sciences, oceanography, geomechanics, alternative energy sources, pollution, waste management and nature conservation. Covering thousands of peer-reviewed journals, trade publications, book series and conference proceedings, GEOBASE has the most international coverage of any database in the field.

Scopus is a database of peer-reviewed research literature to finding articles, book series and conference proceedings on many topics in Geology such as geochemistry, geochronology, hydrology, paleontology, planetary geology and sedimentology. Full Text Finder links the citations to full text articles.

Geological Sciences

The Department of Geological Sciences website contains information on undergraduate and graduate program, faculty, research, student organizations, scholarships, news and much more. It can connect you with your advisor and all aspects of your degree program.

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