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This guide will help you begin your research in Geology through the library's collections and beyond.

Why use Web Resources?

Basalt lava flow, with glowing edges on lava tongueWebsites are particularly good at providing up-to-the minute news and information on current events, trends, and controversial topics.  Some contain reliable or scholarly content in the form of government publications; interviews;, articles, research reports; conference papers; statistics; maps and other types of resources.  

Look for websites hosted by professional organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions as more reliable.



(Basalt lava flow, 2001. USGS.)

Earth Science Data Sources -- Examples