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Geology Comps

Books from other libraries

Books from St. Olaf

Catalyst searches Carleton and St. Olaf libraries.  To request a book from St. Olaf, click "Sign in for Request Options", then click the "Request" link under Physical Copies.  You will get an email when the book arrives. Books are delivered twice daily Mon-Fri.  You can also use your OneCard to check out books at the St. Olaf libraries.

WorldCat - Finding books from other libraries

Search WorldCat, an online catalog for libraries throughout the world, to find books that Carleton and St. Olaf don't have. If you find a book through WorldCat that is not at Carleton or St. Olaf libraries, you will need to order the book through InterLibrary Loan.

Call numbers for geology

Browsing the shelves by call number:

The books in the library are shelved in call number order, so books on a similar topic are shelved together.  Geology, however, is a bit split up.  If you've found a good book, it is worth the time to look at the books shelved near it to see if any of those books are relevant, too.

Library of Congress Call Numbers for Geology texts:

QE 38 Environmental Geology
QE 514 Geochemistry
QE 36 Geologic maps and mapping
GB 400 - GB 649 Geomorphology
QE 28 Historical Geology
GB 651 - GB 2998 Hydrology
QE 351 - QE 399 Mineralogy
GC Oceanography
QE901 - QE 996 Paleobiology
QE 420 - QE 49 Petrology
QE 511 Plate Tectonics
G 70.40 Remote Sensing
QE 471 Sedimentary Geology
S 590 - S 599 Soils
QE 601 - QE 613 Structural Geology

This is only a partial list of the call numbers pertaining to Geology. For a complete listing, go to the Library of Congress Classification Outline, provided by the Cataloging Policy and Support Office of the Library of Congress.

Reference Books

Use these sources to get an overview of a topic or to identify useful search terms. These sources often include bibliographical references that can point you to more literature on the subject.