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Use this guide to get started with your geology research!


The US Geological Survey is the federal source for science about the Earth, its natural and living resources, natural hazards, and the environment. Their maps, data and publications are invaluable research tools, and you can learn a lot from their Twitter feed! 

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. 

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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.