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Finding Books in the Library

The UD Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System to arrange books and print journals on the shelves. This system uses letters and numbers to complete the Call Number. A call number is like an address: it tells us where the book is located in the library.

Books and journals on Geology are located in the QE call number area on the second floor of Morris Library.  The following guide may help you browse in this area.

QE1 - 350.62            General geology
QE351 - 399.2           Mineralogy
QE420 - 499              Petrology
QE500 - 539.5           Dynamic & structural geology  
    521 - 545                  Volcanoes & earthquakes  
    601 - 613.5                Structural geology
QE640 - 699              Paleontology
QE760.8 - 899.2        Paleozoology
QE901 - 996.5           Paleobotany


Print Reference Books

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences (2001), 6 volumes, Morris Library & Marine Studies Libraries REF GC 9 .E53x 2001

Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2007), 4 volumes, Morris Library REF QE741 .E53 2007

Glossary of Geology (1997), Morris Library and Marine Studies Library REF QE5 .B38 1997

Treatise on Geochemistry (2004), 10 volumes, Marine Studies Library QE515 .T73x 2004

Treatise on Geophysics (2007), 11 volumes, Morris Library REF QC806 .T73 2007            (also online through Knovel)

Contact Information

Tom Melvin
Librarian, Reference and Instructional Services
Library Liaison to Geography and Geological Sciences

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