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Geological Sciences

Nancy Sprague

Librarian: Nancy Sprague
Phone:  (208) 885-6248
Visit: Reference Hours
Research Assistance Program

Reference Works

The reference section is located on the 1st floor of the library.

Books are shelved using the Library of Congress Classification scheme.

  Reference Books


Books are located on the 3rd (H-Z) and 4th (A-G) floors organized by the Library of Congress Classification scheme. 

Search for books (including the e-book collection) using the library catalog.

  Call Number Areas to Browse


Articles are generally more specific; use more specific keywords to create a narrower search.
Journals may contain both popular and scholarly sources (magazine, journal, and newspaper articles)

  Browse a list of journals and where to find them at UI

  Search Article Databases

Government Websites

Federal and state government agencies are major geoscience publishers. Many US Geological Survey publications are available in the UI Library’s Government Documents Collection on the first floor. Other government publications are available at the following websites: