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Nancy Bellafante

Nancy Bellafante
Librarian for Undergraduate Learning; Interim Liaison Librarian for Biology & Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science
Hagerty Library, Room 125


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Geology and Paleontology

  1. Finding Books
  2. Finding Articles
  3. Dictionaries, Handbooks, and Encyclopedias
  4. Selected Web Resources
  5. Current Awareness
  6. Wiki Books

Finding Books

Finding Articles

  • Earthquake Engineering Abstracts - ELECTRONIC
    National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering, 1971 - present EEA covers the world literature in earthquake engineering. Contents include selected technical reports, conference papers, monographs, and journal articles.
    1785 - (N. America) 1933 - (international) The American Geological Institute, via OCLC's First Search service, provides access to journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. Includes more than 25,145 publications.
  • INSPEC via EiVillage - ELECTRONIC
    Primary coverage is journal articles and papers presented at conferences, although significant books, technical reports, and dissertations are also included. Sources include more than 4,000 journals and more than 2,000 conference proceedings, books, and reports corresponding to the following publications: Physics Abstracts, Electrical & Electronics Abstracts, and Computer & Control Abstracts, as well as to the online INSPEC database.
  • U.S. Geological Survey - ELECTRONIC
    1880 - current A subset of the GeoRef database established by the American Geological Institute, provides access to USGS publications, reports, and maps, references to non-USGS publications with USGS authors published, and references to reports produced by the Hayden, King, Powell, and Wheeler surveys. Includes more than 110,000 publications.

Dictionaries, Handbooks, and Encyclopedias

Selected Web Resources

  • All About Glaciers - WWW
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) site for information and news about glaciers.
  • Geology & Geologic Time - WWW
    This site, by the Museum of Paleontology at the University of California, Berkeley, is an online exhibit that gives users an in-depth walk-through of the periods of Earth's history.
  • GeoTech - WWW
    A good source of information on basic geology, mineralogy, and geochemistry.
  • Marine Geology and Geophysics - WWW
    The National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) and the collocated World Data Center for Marine Geology & Geophysics, Boulder, compile, maintain, archive, and distribute data from extensive databases in both coastal and open ocean areas.
  • Metamorphic Petrology Directory - WWW
    This is the personal webpage of a University of Oxford lecturer in Metamorphic Petrology and contains research summaries, information and links relating to petrology, mineralogy, and the use of computers in teaching.
  • Mineralogy Database - WWW
    This mineral database contains 4,255 individual mineral species descriptions with links. Visit the "Alphabetical Listing" for an alphabetical listing of mineral species.
  • best resourcePaleontology Portal - WWW
  • Tectonics - WWW
    Contains continental drift animations as well as brief overviews of the theory and history behind them. This site is maintained by the University of California, Berkeley.
  • The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) - WWW
    USGS Education Resources: Earthquakes Paleontology Geologic Map Database Water Resources GeoMagnetism
  • Volcanoes - WWW
    The Michigan Technological University Volcanoes page provides volcanology information about the earth's volcanoes and volcanic hazards mitigation, in addition to various volcano-related resources.

Current Awareness

Wiki Books

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