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Search the Library's Search box for Books and Ebooks.

Refine your search by choosing Book/eBook.

--> Examples of search strategies using Boolean operators:

  • biostragraphy AND foraminifera --> use AND to connect different topics
  • "sequence stratigraphy" AND boundaries --> use quotation marks to ensure words are searched together as a phrase
  • "crustal flow" AND (theory OR model OR style) --> use OR to string synonyms within parentheses
  • geology --> Use the Refine your search options to specify material type  or language of an item
  • minerali*ation --> use the asterisk for variant spellings of words, or to truncate root words --> sediment* (sediments, sedimentary, sedimentology, sedimentation)

Tip 1: Learn to recognize subject headings in book records that are most common for your area of research and follow the subject web links. Assigned subjects allow books on the same subject to be shelved near each other.

Tip 2: If you are looking for a research topic, a good starting point is the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences. It is a journal that provides timely reviews of significant developments across the earth sciences and is intended to keep readers up-to-date with new developments in the field.

Content last updated: January 9, 2020