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Geology: Getting Started

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General contact information

Call a research librarian at the Fondren Library Center Central Service Desk, 214-768-2329.

Research Librarians are available during Fall and Spring semesters Monday - Wednesday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Thursday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Additional hours information may be available at Fondren Library Center.

Essential resources

This is a guide to starting points and strategies, both in the library and online, for research in Earth Sciences.

Soil Surveys - US States

Note, there are many more Soil Surveys in the library than are listed in the online catalog.

Find Soil Surveys of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico in the Map Library shelved by state and county.

Find Soil surveys of all other states shelved at the end of Government Documents on West 8 in alphabetical order by state and county.

Search strategies

When searching for information use keywords specific to your topic such as:
crystallography; hydrology; mineralogy or minerals; paleontology or paleobotany; petroleum; stratigraphy; environmental geology; geochemistry; geoconservation; geophysics; alternative fuels/energy and engineering geology.