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Geology & Earth Science: Home

A guide for doing research in geology and Earth science.


This guide is designed to help you with research in geology.  Use the tabs to find help in finding different types of sources.

For broader research in Earth Science, you may also want to use these guides:

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The Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon, Arizona

View of the Grand Canyon in Arizona showing the different layers of rock that were exposed as the Colorado River eroded the canyon.

Source:  National Park Service

Subject Librarian for Geology & Earth Science

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Annie Platoff
UCSB Library
Room 2523E, Ocean Side
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010

Pronouns: she/her/hers
(805) 893-2074

Last Update

This guide was thoroughly reviewed and updated in August 2020.

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