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Geology: Find Sources

Research Guide for Students & Researchers in the Geological Sciences!

Top Sources for Geology Research Papers and Reports

University Libraries pays for access to these article databases and the journals indexed by them. There are many advantages to searching in article databases that are worth exploring here. To learn how to use these tools, see Research Strategies. For help finding sources for your research, contact Phil.

Books & Government Documents

One Search, the Library's Search Engine

  • One search works great for books, articles, and government documents.
  • Limit to government documents by choosing the government documents filter in the left column under Content Type.
  • USGS reports: try copy and pasting the title of a USGS report into One Search to find full text.




  • Searching the catalog is easiest when you know what you're searching for (ie. the title of the book).
  • When keyword searching the catalog, try combining Geology subfields with the AND operator (e.g. geomorphology AND rocky mountains). 
  • Most print books and some government documents related to Geological Sciences are located in the Earth Sciences & Map Library.


The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library holds over 200,000 maps in it's collection, including geologic maps, topographic maps, mining maps, aerial photographs, and more.

See the following research guides for searching for maps:

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