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Geology: Home

The resources in this LibGuide will help you find books, articles, and web sites that cover many aspects of the Earth Sciences.

Dictionaries in the Library

Encyclopedias in the Library


Here are some of the areas that students research in geology

  • Stratigraphy
  • Plate tectonics
  • Hydrology
  • Paleontology
  • Mineralogy

Types of Resources to Use in Your Research

  • Reference books -- mainly scholarly encyclopedias and subject-specific dictionaries. It helps to start with a good general background knowledge of your topic.
  • Books -- for broad coverage of a subject at a moderate to deep level.
  • Articles from periodicals (newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals) -- to hone in on the specifics, or bring knowledge from books up to date.
  • Websites -- lots of information, but it's easy for web authors to fake expertise. Evaluation is essential! Click on the Websites tab to search some recommended websites.

Encyclopedias/Dictionaries Online

Librarian - Brenham

Jason Bontrager
Moody Library
Brenham Campus
Office 1

Librarian - Bryan

Rachel Valentine
Bryan Campus Library


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