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Research resources in geology, maps, US Geological Survey publications and primary articles.


Welcome to the library research guide for geology.

Getting Started - Find background information in encyclopedias.  Run a broad search in the library catalog.

Articles/Databases - Search for articles on your topic.  There are general and geology-specific databases. 

Books - Search for books at Beloit College Library and beyond. 

How Do I? - What is a cited reference search and how do you do one?  How do you cite sources?  How do you find full text articles?

Maps - Tips for finding maps in the library and online.

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