A Guide to Doing Geology Research in HSU Library
Before beginning your research project, it is recommended that you think about how comprehensive your research must be, how current your sources of information need to be, and your intended audience's level of expertise. Then define your research topic as specifically as possible and don't be afraid to refine your topic as you learn more about it. Suggested guidelines for doing library research follow and may be adapted to fit your needs.
Table of Contents
- Finding background information
- Finding books on my topic
- Finding articles on my topic
- Another way to research -- via citations!
- Keeping Current
- Does the Library have the item I need?
- If the Library doesn't have the item...
- Resources on the Internet/WWW
- Citing references
- Critical evaluation is needed
Dictionary of Earth Sciences (ref QE 5 D54 2008)
Earth Science (ref QE 28 E12 2001) - 5 volume set
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online - restricted to HSU faculty, students and staff
Encyclopedia of Earth System Science (ref QE 5 E514 1992) - 4 volume set
Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes (ref QE 521 R58 2001)
Encyclopedia of Geology (ref QE 5 E516 2005) - 5 volume set
Encyclopedia of Paleontology (ref QE 703 E58 1999) - 2 volume set
Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science - restricted to HSU faculty, students and staff
Encyclopedia of Volcanoes (ref QE 522 E53 2000)
English-Spanish and Spanish-English Glossary of Geoscience Terms (ref QE 5 P76 1997)
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences (ref QE 5 E5137 1996) - 2 volume set
Oxford Companion to the Earth (ref QE 5 O94 2000)