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Geoscience Research Guide

Library resources for Geosciences research

Finding Books

To locate books on a particular topic, try these options:

1. MSU Libraries' Online Catalog: Search for books by author, title, keyword, subject, etc. Includes both print books and ebooks.

2. Inter-Library Loan (ILL): If the MSU Libraries don't own a particular book, you can request a copy for free through Interlibrary Loan.

3. On the 3rd floor of the library, you can browse books on geosciences topics using the following call number ranges:   

Subject Field Call Number
Geography G 1-922
Physical Geography GB 3-5030
Oceanography GC 1-1581
Geology QE 1-350
Mineralogy QE 351-399
Petrology QE 420-499
Volcanoes and Earthquakes QE 521-545
Structural Geology QE 601-613
Stratigraphy QE 640-699
Paleontology QE 701-760


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