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Geology: Getting Started


 The GeoRef database, established by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) in 1966, provides access to the most comprehensive geoscience literature of the world. GeoRef contains millions of references to geoscience maps, serial, and non-serial literature. The database includes references to all publications of the U.S. Geological Survey. Master's theses and doctoral dissertations from US and Canadian universities are also covered. Coverage for North American resources starts in 1669, whereas worldwide coverage starts in 1933. 

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Getting Started

This introductory guide provides information on key sources in Geology including: 

  • how to locate books, e-books and journals
  • Geology journals in the library
  • key databases to search for material
  • selected webpages that are useful for your course 
  • avoiding plagiarism and referencing properly
  • Responsible use of Electronic Resources

Searcher: search Multiple Databases at the same time!

Searcher is a faster way of searching UCC Library’s resources including the catalogue – a single search box for journal articles, books, newspaper articles and more.

I have created a search box for all Geology related queries. Enter your keyword in the search box below and start searching!

UCC Article Finder : Geology

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