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Geology Research: Find Sources

Guidance and key resources for doing academic research in Geology.

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Subject Specific Databases


AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment
Provides "maps and graphics that quantify and illustrate many of the issues, and text that lays out the broader links between population dynamics and the environment and places them within their historical perspective." Topics include natural resources, land use, atmosphere, waste and chemicals, ecosystems, and biodiversity. Also includes cases studies on specific regions.

Geologic Investigations Series, USGS (I-maps)

The Geological Society of America
Links to resources, publications and announcements.

MarSci is the first online journal dedicated to undergraduate research in marine and aquatic science.

Michigan Technological University Volcanoes Page
Aims to provide information about volcanoes to the public and to complement other informational sites on the web.

Mineralogy Database
"contains 4,442 individual mineral species descriptions with links and a comprehensive image library," which should be a godsend for geology students. Links to automated translations make the site content available in multiple languages.

National Atlas.Gov
This Atlas updates a large bound collection of paper maps that was published in 1970.

State Geological Surveys

U.S. Geological Survey