Welcome to the Subject Guide for Geology and Earth Sciences. Please use these selected resources to aid you in your class assignments, research projects, and further study. Most of these resources are available online. Only WSU students, staff, or faculty may access resources tagged .
Databases (back to top)
Web of Science
World's most comprehensive bibliography with over 40 million records of all types of materials (e.g. books, dissertations, manuscripts, serials, sound recordings, videos) cataloged by OCLC member libraries. Coverage:1200-present. (OCLC).
WSU Libraries Online Catalog
Database of books, journals, audiovisual materials, etc. held by WSU Libraries.
Databases - supplemental (back to top)
Academic Search Complete
Applied Science & Technology Full Text
General Science Full Text
Provides access to scholarly sources across many disciplines including articles, theses, books, etc. from a variety of publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Links to full-text when available.
Indexes and abstracts scholarly and popular periodicals as well as government documents and reports. Some full-text. Focuses on the way humans affect the environment. Topics range from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. (EBSCO)
Provides citations to worldwide journal literature in chemical and biomedical sciences. Contains the structure and property information for over 25 million substances. Includes reaction searching. Coverage: 1907-present. Restricted to current WSU students, faculty, and staff. (American Chemical Society)
Directories (back to top)
List of geoscience departments in the United States, including links to webpages of the departments.
E-Books (back to top)
Encyclopedias (back to top)
Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences
Academic Press, 2003
Encyclopedia of Coastal Science
Call Number: TC203.7.E53 2005
Encyclopedia of Geomorphology
Call Number: GB400.3.E53 2004
Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences
Call Number: GC9.E57 2001
Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate Change: A Complete Visual Guide
Call Number: QC854.F79 2010
Encyclopedia of World Climatology
Call Number: QC854.E5251 2001
Government Information (back to top)
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Federal and national standard for geographic nomenclature. Official repository of domestic geographic names data.
Global Change Master Directory
Earth science data and services.
Full-text access to information and publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Coverage: generally from 1994-present.
National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)
Geophysical data and models including earth observations from space. Part of National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration.
Journals/Magazines (back to top)
Environmental Sciences E-Journals
A list of environmental sciences journals available electronically.
A list of geology journals available electronically.
Marine Science E-Journals
A list of marine science journals available electronically.
Meteorology & Climatology E-Journals
A list of meteorology and climatology journals available electronically.
Maps (back to top)
Data Access & Support Center, State of Kansas GIS
Resource for geospatical data from the state of Kansas
Maps, Imagery, and Publications (USGS)
Download topo maps, get aerial photographs and satellite images, download scientific publications, retrieve digital data
National Hydrography Dataset (USGS)
Hydrography component of the National Map. Comprehensive set of digital spatial data with information about surface water features such as lakes, rivers, wells, etc.
National Map (USGS)
Free access to interactive, high-quality, topographic maps, and digital data.
U.S. Geoogical Survey Map Locator & Downloader
Allows users to search for a location by zip code or place name and navigate na interactive map. Digital topographic maps can be downloaded in a geoPDF format.
Organizations (back to top)
Web sites (back to top)
Mineral database with aAlphabetical list of minerals with formulas. Department of Mineralogy, Universite de Geneve
Earth Science World
Image bank and interactive geological time scale. American Geosciences Institute.
Website for Earth Science reference data and models.
Geologic Time Scale
Developed by University of California Museum of Paleontology
Links to geoscience resources provided by the Geological Society of America.
Collection of information on plate tectonics, including paleogeographic reconstructions and data.
This Dynamic Earth (USGS)
General Introduction to concept of plate tectonics.
Internet guide built by NOAA that includes selected links to science and policy sites organized by topic and alphabetically within topic. All sites have been reviewed and annotated by NOAA Central Library and NOAA Regional Libraries staff.