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Geology Resources

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The purpose of this guide is to lead the beginning researcher to the most important and useful sources in the Reference Collection and online for the study of geology.  The list of sources is not exhaustive; please consult with a Reference Librarian for additional suggestions. 

BOOKS

Encyclopedia of Geology edited by Richard C. Sell, L. Robin M. Cocks, Ian R. Plimer (2005).  5 volumes located at Solano College Library.  Call no.: QES.E516.2005.

Geologic Field trips in Northern California:  centennial meeting of the Cordilleran Section of the Geological Society of America / A discussion of geology, soils, wines and history of the Napa Valley region by David G. Howell, Jonathan P. Swinchatt.  Call no: NAPA 557.94 Geologic.  Napa Main Library.

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Geology and Minerology (2003) Call no.: $550.3 MacGraw.  Napa Main Library.

The Winemaker’s Dance:  Exploring Terroir in the Napa Valley/Jonathan Swinchatt and David G. Howell.  Call no.: V663.200979419 Swinchatt.

Subject headings:
Catastrophies (Geology)
Engineering Geology
Environmental Geology
Faults (Geology) California
Formations (Geology)
Geology
Geology California Guidebooks
Geology California Maps
Geology California Napa County
Geology California Napa Valley
Geology California, Northern Guidebooks
Geology Dictionaries
Geology Economic United States
Geology Maps
Geology North America
Geology Pacific Coast
Geology Pictorial Works
Geology Research
Geology Tahoe, Lake, Watershed (Calif. and Nev.)
Geology United States
Mines and Mineral Resources California

NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE ONLINE DATABASES

Academic Search Complete
http://www.napavalley.edu/Library/Pages/FindArticlesDatabases.aspx

keyword search:  Geology San Francisco Bay Area

GENERAL INTERNET DATABASES FOR GEOLOGY

USGS 
http://www.usgs.gov
Use the USGS internal search engine (http://search.usgs.gov) for “Napa Valley” to locate several USGS publications.

GeoRef      http://www.agiweb.org/georef/
Established by the American Geological Institute in 1966, this database provides access to the geosciences literature of the world.  The database contains over 3.2 million references to geosciences journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses.  Search the GeoRef Preview Database at http://www.agiweb.org/georef/onolinedb/preview.html

OhioLINK databases for Geology
http://www.ohiolink.edu/resources/dblist.php?by=subject&search=geol

IMAGES AND ATLASES ONLINE 

Atlas of rocks, minerals and textures   http://www.geolab.unc.edu/Petunia/IgMetAtlas/mainmenu.html
From the University of North Carolina virtual geology project.

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection    
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/index.html
From the University of Texas at Austin

US Geological Survey – Geography   http://geography.usgs.gov/

Topographic Maps – US Geological Survey   http://topomaps.usgs.gov/


WEBSITES

California Institute of Technology – Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
http://www.gps.caltech.edu/
The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences began as the Dept. of Geology at Caltech in 1926.  Today CIT geologists work around the world on problems of tectonics, petrology and geological hazards, as well as many other areas of geobiology and chemistry of the cosmos.  Resources on the site include mineral collections available to the GPS and Caltech communities as well as databases of preprints and scientific journal submissions made by the Dividion of Geological and Planetary Sciences and the Seismological library.

Ipl2 – Earth Sciences  http://www.ipl.org/IPLBrowse/GetSubject?vid=13&cid=4&tid=7127&parent=7115
Ipl2 is a guide of carefully reviewed sources, formed from the merger of the Internet Public Library and the Librarian’s Index to the Internet.

eiNet    http://www.einet.net/directory/14715/Geochemistry.htm

ONLINE JOURNALS AND PUBLICATIONS

Geology   http://www.gsapubs.org/

The Journal of Geology  http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=jgeology&


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Last updated:  May 17,  2011                                                                   Questions & Comments: Nancy McEnery