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Sylvia George-Williams

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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. - 8 p.m., Thursday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sunday 2 p.m.- 8 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.

  • GeoScienceWorld
    Serves as a comprehensive resource for research and communications in the geological and earth sciences. It is our access to GeoRef. GeoScienceWorld founders include the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), American Geological Institute (AGI), Geological Society of America (GSA), The Geological Society of London GSL), Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), and Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). Full text and abstracts are included
  • USGS Publications warehouse
    Contains more than 67,000 bibliographic citations for USGS publications. Availability of content ranges from full text to bibliographic citation only. The library owns hard copy of all cited USGS circulars, bulletins, professional papers and water-supply papers not available electronically.


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.


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