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GY: Geology: Finding Books

A guide to selected geology resources in the University Library at the University of South Alabama.

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SOUTHcat: USA Libraries' Catalog

To find books and government documents in USA Libraries' collections, use SOUTHcat: USA Libraries' Catalog.

  • Catalog tips and tricks:
    • Keyword searches – use quotation marks to hold phrases together ("remote sensing")
    • Truncation – use ? after the root of a word to find all its variants ("geolog?" finds geology, geologist)
    • Browse the Subject(s) field in records to find the right words for searches.
  • Revise and refine your searches.
  • Watch for repeating call numbers and browse stacks in that area.
  • Pay attention to the Location and Status fields. You will need this information to locate the item in the library

Earth Sciences

Geology

Mineralogy

Paleontology

Seismology and Volcanology