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Earth Sciences Research Guide

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Earth sciences journals available through the CSUMB Library

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Books at the CSUMB Library 

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Earth science


Geological maps



Books At Other Libraries

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Search our online encyclopedias

When beginning research on a topic, these resources can provide excellent overviews for subjects of interest.
Water: Science and Issues
History of Geological Inquiry
Practical and Applied Geology


Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (a wealth of local information on aquatic and marine topics)

California Coastal Commission (information and data for coastal issues of regional relevance)

California Explores the Ocean (from Scripps Institution of Oceanography)

California Geotour (California Department of Conservation)

USGS California Water Science Center (CAWSC)

USGS Real-time Water Data in California

USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

California Central Coast coastal and marine geology

Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CenCOOS)

Volcanoes of the world 

WaterWatch (includes real-time streamflow and regional streamflow data, maps, etc.)

This Dynamic Earth: the story of plate tectonics