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Geological Sciences

Collections in Subject Area

The links below lead to an alphabetical listing of e-journals by the subject area indicated.

Visit the Library's main E-Journals page for other journals. Most titles can be accessed from off campus by current UD faculty, staff and students, in which case you may be prompted for your UDelNet ID and password.

If the Library does not have the issues you need in electronic format, search for the journal title in DELCAT to see if they are available in print. Use the call number provided to find the issues in the Library.

Other resources for finding or evaluating journals

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 - 639.5           Dynamic & structural geology
  • QE521 - 545                    Volcanoes & earthquakes 
  • QE601 - 613.5                 Structural geology
  • QE640 - 699              Paleontology
  • QE760.8 - 899.2        Paleozoology
  • QE901 - 996.5           Paleobotany


In Library resources, the words "theses" or "thesis" used alone includes both doctoral dissertations and master's theses. These works are excellent sources of information, data and bibliographies, and more.