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Geophysical Sciences

Searching the Library Collection

To find print books and e-books (and much more) provided by the Library, search the Library Catalog:

http://catalog.lib.uchicago.edu/

 

Can't Find the Book You Wanted?

Use the "Can't Find It? link in the catalog record to place a request for staff to search for the book

Ask the Library to purchase a copy of the book

Requesting books and media from other libraries using interlibrary loan service

TIP:  WorldCat  is a useful resource for identifying books that are not in the University of Chicago Library

Proquest Digital Dissertations is a resource listing dissertations from US and Canada.  Some dissertations are available for full text download.

Used/antiquarian book sources on the web:

Geologic Guidebooks

Geologic field trip guidebooks are an excellent resource for detailed geologic information relating to specific localities.  Since the guidebooks are usually not commercially produced and may have had limited distribution, they are sometimes challenging to find.  The Geologic Guidebooks of North America Database is a good starting point to locate information about field trip guidebooks. 

Geologic Guidebooks of North America Database

Contact Information

Andrea Twiss-Brooks
Director of Research and Teaching Support
Regenstein Library Room 181
773-702-8777
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Useful Information

Find It!
When searching databases, the Find It button, when present, can be used to locate an item in the Library Catalog, to gain access to the full-text of an article, or to send an interlibrary loan order..

Proxy It!
Get access to library resources from off campus with ⇒ ProxyIt! ⇐. For Chrome, Firefox or Safari, drag the link to your bookmarks tool bar. For Internet Explorer, right-click on the link and select "Add to Favorites...".

Purchase Request
The Library welcomes suggestions for the acquisition of materials which support the University's teaching and research programs. Use this form to submit a request.  It will be routed to the appropriate subject specialist for consideration.