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Earth Sciences Research Guide

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Highly Recommended

  U.S. Geological Survey Publications

Others Resources To Consider
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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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Use these keywords/terms for lists of CSUMB Library holdings on:


earth science


geological maps






Books At Other Libraries

CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use CSU+ Resource Sharing (a service integrated into OneSearch) for ordering books and media held at other CSUs and the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books found using MOBAC regional catalogs, Melvyl, or WorldCat.

Search our online encyclopedias

When beginning research on a topic, these resources can provide excellent overviews for subjects of interest.



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 Instituion of Oceanography)

California Geotour (California Department of Conservation)

USGS Water Resources of California

USGS Real-time Water Data in California

Western Region Coastal and Marine Geology

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