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Use this guide to get started with your geology research!

Geology @ Collins Library


   Use this guide to find information about geology and conducting geology literature research at the University of Puget Sound! 

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Featured Resource: USGS GEOLEX

Since the late 1800's, the U.S. Geological Survey has been responsible for maintaining a lexicon of geologic names for the Nation, including brief definitions for each unit (e.g., the lithology, thickness, age, underlying and overlying formations, and type locality). These lexicons are searchable through Geolex, which is a subset of the National Geologic Map Database. Geolex consists of stratigraphic names from around the United States, and includes reference histories for units, preferred names, and updated names.

Search by unit name (or portion of name!), or click through the interactive map search function. Links to additional Stratigraphic Resources are included as well. 

Getting Help!

There are several ways to get help with your research! Here are a few:

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Ask a Librarian 24/7 service: Anytime, anywhere! This instant messaging reference service lets you chat with a librarian no matter what time it is. Puget Sound librarians can email you to follow up if you leave your email address.

Geology Department

Learn more about Geology at the University of Puget Sound by visiting the departmental webpage!

You'll find out the requirements for the major or minor, current courses being offered, and information about the faculty.