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Welcome! This library research guide provides an introduction to library resources related to Geology courses.

This guide will assist you in finding books, e-books, scholarly journal articles, streaming videos, websites, and more that will help you research topics in this subject.

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Geology is defined as:

 

      "the science of the earth's history, composition, and structure, and the associated processes. It draws upon chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, and mathematics (notably statistics) for support of its formulations.

Geology is divided into several fields, which can be grouped under the major headings of physical and historical geology."

 

Text: Geology. (2016). In The Columbia Encyclopedia. New York, NY: Columbia University Press. Retrieved from http://sc4.idm.oclc.org/login?qurl=http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/columency/geology/0

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An Introduction to Geological Structures and Maps

An Introduction to Geological Structures & Maps' is a concise text that leads the students in easy stages from the simplest ideas on geological structures right through to the more advanced geological mapping techniques. The approach this book adopts is designed to help students with little or no supervision: each new topic is simply explained and illustrated by figures, and exercises are set on successive maps. If students are unable to complete a problem, they can read on to obtain more specific instructions on how theory may be used to solve the problem in question.

Physical Geology

Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more.

Bringing Fossils to Life: An Introduction to Paleobiology

One of the leading textbooks in its field, Bringing Fossils to Life applies paleobiological principles to the fossil record while detailing the evolutionary history of major plant and animal phyla. It incorporates current research from biology, ecology, and population genetics, bridging the gap between purely theoretical paleobiological textbooks and those that describe only invertebrate paleobiology and that emphasize cataloguing live organisms instead of dead objects. For this third edition Donald R. Prothero has revised the art and research throughout, expanding the coverage of invertebrates and adding a discussion of new methodologies and a chapter on the origin and early evolution of life.
For use in GLG 220.

ScienceDirect College Edition Database

ScienceDirect is the world's largest electronic collection of science, technology, and medicine full-text and bibliographic information.

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Geology: A Search for Order Series

Filmed in forests, glacial valleys, riversides, and coastal shores, this series demonstrates and explains the discoveries of modern geology and gives students a new perspective on the world around them. 10-part series, 20 minutes each.

Off-campus? Enter your SC4 Portal username and password to view these streaming videos.

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