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.
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.
Faults (Geology) California
Geology California Guidebooks
Geology California Maps
Geology California Napa County
Geology California Napa Valley
Geology California, Northern Guidebooks
Geology Economic United States
Geology North America
Geology Pacific Coast
Geology Pictorial Works
Geology Tahoe, Lake, Watershed (Calif. and Nev.)
Geology United States
Mines and Mineral Resources California
NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE ONLINE DATABASES
Academic Search Complete
keyword search: Geology San Francisco Bay Area
GENERAL INTERNET DATABASES FOR GEOLOGY
Use the USGS internal search engine (http://search.usgs.gov) for “Napa Valley” to locate several USGS publications.
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
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/
California Institute of Technology – Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
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.
ONLINE JOURNALS AND PUBLICATIONS
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