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Geology

This guide is designed to assist students researching topics in physical and historical geography and earth science.

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Ebooks

Subject Areas in Library Shelves: Geology

Want to just browse the library shelves for books about geology?  Below is an alphabetical list of subject headings for this topic.  All you need to do is go to the shelves designated by the letter(s) 

QE1-996.5 Geology
QE1- 350.62 Geology-General-including geographical divisions
QE351-399.2 Mineralogy 
QE420-499 Petrology
QE500-639.5 Dynamic and Structural Geology
QE 545 Volcanoes and earthquakes
QE 640 -699 Stratigraphy
QE701-760 Paleontology
QE760.8-899.2 Paleozoology
QE901- 996.5 Paleobotany

Subject Areas in Library Shelves: Oceanography

Want to just browse the library shelves for books about oceanography?  Below is an alphabetical list of subject headings for this topic.  All you need to do is go to the shelves designated by the letter(s)

GC1-1581 Oceanography
GC63 Oceanographic expeditions
GC65-78 Underwater exploration
GC83-87.6 Submarine topography
GC96-97.8 Estuarine oceanography
GC100-103 Seawater
GC109-149 Chemical oceanography
GC150-182 Physical oceanography
GC151-155 Density
GC160-177 Temperature
GC177.6-182 Optical oceanography
GC190-190.5 Ocean-atmosphere interaction
GC200-376 Dynamics of the ocean
GC205-227 Waves
GC228.5-228.6 Ocean circulation
GC229-296.8 Currents
GC297-299 Water masses and oceanic mixing
GC300-376 Tides
GC377-399 Marine sediments
GC401-881 Oceanography. By region
GC1000-1023 Marine resources. Applied oceanography
GC1080-1581 Marine pollution. Sea water pollution

Book Search

How to Search the Catalog for Geology Books

Here's a quick tip for searching for geology books in the McLennan catalog:

  1. Select "Subject - Alphabetical" from the drop-down menu below the search box for the online catalog. Use geology as your search term. If you only want geologic information about Texas, type in geology Texas.

  2. The resulting list will provide you with many subject headings that have to do with geology. 

  3. Select a subject that appeals to you and browse through the books.  10 results are listed per page.  Click on the "next" button found on the bottom right side.

  4. If it is an e-book, you can read it on your screen by clicking through. If it is in the circulating or reference collection, you will need to come to the library to get that book.

Subject Areas in Library Shelves: Meteorology

Want to just browse the library shelves for books about meteorology?  Below is an alphabetical list of subject headings for this topic.  All you need to do is go to the shelves designated by the letter(s) 

QC851-999 Meteorology. Climatology-Including the earth's atmosphere
QC974.5-976 Meteorological optics
QC980-999 Climatology and weather
QC994.95-999 Weather forecasting

Subject Areas in Library Shelves: Astronomy

Want to just browse the library shelves for books about astronomy?  Below is an alphabetical list of subject headings for this topic.  All you need to do is go to the shelves designated by the letter(s) 

QB1-991 Astronomy 
QB 1-139 General
QB 140-237 Practical and spherical astronomy
QB 275-343 Geodesy
QB 349-421 Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics
QB 455-456 Astrogeology
QB 460-466 Astrophysics
QB 468-480 Non-optical methods of astronomy
QB 495-903 Descriptive astronomy
QB 500.5-785 Solar system
QB 799-903 Stars
QB 980-991 Cosmogony. Cosmology