This is the "Getting Started" page of the "Geology: Selected Resources" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

Last Updated: Jul 28, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Getting Started Print Page

Ask a Librarian


Contact Us

Reference Desk:

LAC Campus (562) 938-4232

PCC Campus (562) 938-3028

Text/SMS (562) 479-0560




Tectonic History of North America and Southern California

An Animated Tectonic History of Western North America and Southern California. 2008
Tanya Atwater, Dept. Geological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA


Overview of Geology Research Guide

This research guide pulls together a variety of resources you may want to use if you are conducting research on Geology.

Want to know where to start your research? Click on the above tabs to find lists of books, journal titles and recommended databases and recommended reliable websites.

Have questions? Feel free to comment or ask questions about this research guide by clicking above on the PAGE COMMENTS link. Feel free to contact a librarian anytime you need assistance.

Good luck in your research.


Keyword Suggestions

Suggested keywords to use in your searches (use one or more) :

  • geology
  • earthquake
  • volcano
  • rocks
  • minerals
  • fossils
  • earth
  • crust
  • plates/plate tectonics
  • glaciers
  • erosion

Subject Guide

Profile Image
Charlene Nichols
Contact Info
Send Email

Reference Materials

Try starting with the Library's reference books related to geology.  Most reference books are in the reference collection but some are in the circulating collection.

Challinor's Dictionary of Geology
QE 5 .C45 1986

Encyclopedia of Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Ref QE 521 .R58 1994

Encyclopedia of Minerals 
Ref QE 355 .E36 1974

Innovations in Earth Sciences 

QE 26.2 .I5 1999

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences. 2 vols. 
Ref QE 5 .E5137 1996

Minerals of the World 
QE 366.8 .S3813 1992

The Earth Inside and Out: Some Major Contributions to Geology in the Twentieth Century (2002)
E-book accessible through 


Loading  Loading...