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Geology: Getting Started

Resources for students and faculty

Why use Reference Resources?

Begin your research by consulting reference resources such as: encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks. They provide definitions, background information, introductions, or overviews of topics. 

This is especially useful to:

  1. Learn about a subject that is new to you
  2. Identify a topic for an essay
  3. Compile some search terms when looking for journal articles

CREDO Reference


Credo Reference provides full-text online versions to 800+ published reference works from more than 70 publishers in every major subject, including general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Encyclopedias

REF denotes location as Reference 
Main Floor, Library


Dictionaries

REF denotes location as Reference 
Main Floor, Library


Handbooks

Handbooks provide concise, factual information.

REF denotes location as Reference 
Main Floor, Library