Earth Sciences

Changes to Library services during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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

Search Omni  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 Omni, 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.

Recommended books:

eBook collection:


Browse many more videos in the library's collection by using the keyword search option and limiting the search to video in the drop down menu.

Search Watmedia for videos held by other Ontario universities that can be borrowed.


Useful Websites:

Search Engines:

CIESIN Centre for International Earth Science Information Network (Columbia University)






Online Maps & Atlases

Canada & Provinces

1. Atlas of Canada (NRCan)

2. Geoscience maps (NRCan)


Content last updated: January 8, 2020