Major Resources

GeoRef is the most comprehensive database of geoscience literature and the best place to start for most geological topics.

Compendex from Engineering Village is the most comprehensive engineering database, covering all disciplines.

Scopus is the most comprehensive multi-disciplinary database of peer-reviewed literature.  Also good for citation analysis.

Science Citation Index is a selective index of the best journals in many fields.  If you are finding a lot of articles on a topic but having trouble narrowing your list, consider Science Citation Index.

USGS Publications Warehouse indexes all USGS publications, many of which are downloadable.

USGS Library Catalog is the largest earth science library in the world.

Dissertations and Theses will provide you to the full text of high quality student work that is not indexed elsewhere.

Pennsylvania Geologic Survey

Geologic Guidebooks of North America can be searched to identify guidebooks.  Search our catalog or use interlibrary loan to obtain them.

Last year, we had a free trial to GeoScienceWorld which is a fulltext subset of GeoRef.  This product is still under consideration.  Feel free to email if you support this.


Need a topic?  Try browsing our book collection

Use the links below to browse our physical collection.  The geology section is QE and is on the 4th floor.  Geomorphology is GB 400-649 on the 3rd floor.  Engineering Geology is TA 703-712 on the 4th floor.







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