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Geology: Find GSA & USGS Pubs

The study or science of the earth, its history, and its life as recorded in the rocks; the study of geologic features of an area.

Abstracts with Programs

NOTE OF EXPLANATION: If you have a citation to the series Abstracts with Programs, you will find summaries of papers presented at meetings of the GSA. Normally a paragraph in length, it is only a summary of research being done by the researcher(s) at that point in time. They may or may not have subsequently published their findings.

To follow up on their research, search the AUTHOR(S)' name in databases such as GEOREF.

Search fulltext of Abstracts 2001+


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United States Geological Survey (USGS) publications explained

About half are available fulltext at USGS Publications Warehouse.

Finding them at Colby:

  • Bulletins SCIENCE QE1. B9 no....
  • Circulars - look up individual call no. under author or title of the Circular
  • Open File Reports - selected titles in catalog under author or title of report. Paper are filed by report no. in file cabinet, lower level of Science Library next to the topographic maps. Microfiche reports are shelved by report no. in Microforms area under Science Open File Reports Microform.
  • Professional Papers SCIENCE QE1. G46 no...

GSA pubs

Geological Society of America publishes many reports and series. We usually keep each series together under the same call number. Titles include:

  • Abstracts with Programs available electronically; see note at left
  • Memoirs most in SCIENCE QE1 .M4
  • Memorials SCIENCE QE21 . G46a
  • Special Papers SCIENCE QE1.G22

Journals include:

  • Geological Society of America Bulletin
  • Geology



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