This library guide is designed to introduce undergraduate students to "starting points" for studies in the Department of Earth Sciences.

Search Summon to easily find peer-reviewed journal articles on any topic. 

  • Remember to refine your search by clicking on the following options
    • Scholarly & Peer-Review
    • Journal Article
    • Discipline

You can also limit your search results to many other sources in Summon, such as books/e-books, newspapers, magazines, trade publications, videos, dissertations or conference proceedings. While many sources are published in different formats and written for specific audiences, they may not all have solid authority as with the scholarly, peer reviewed literature.

You can also search subject-specific databases to find journal articles. They offer many advanced search features, only contain scholarly literature and search results are more precise.

Earth Sciences Databases:

Note: If the library does not have what you need, you can order books and journal articles from other libraries through RACER but you need to register before you can start using it.

Writing Sources

Citing Tools

Note: All call numbers preceded by REF indicate these items are located in the Reference collection, main floor, behind the Research Help Desk.