The Geosciences: Selected Web Resources


  • Linda Zellmer



Geological science, or more commonly geoscience, is a term that refers to the collection of scientific disciplines that study the Earth, including geology, paleontology, mineralogy, hydrology, and environmental geology, to name a few. This bibliography contains links to and brief descriptions of a variety of web resources, including reference works, publication indexes, style and citation manuals, photographs and images, earth science education resources as well as sources related to specific sub-disciplines of the geological sciences. It includes resources that can be used to teach and learn about the geosciences, as well as resources that might be useful to a wide variety of users, including students, researchers and the general public. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.


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Energy Information Administration. 2010. Coal Explained: Use of Coal [Internet]. Washington, DC: The Administration. [Updated October 8, 2010; Accessed March 7, 2011]. Available from:

Gradstein, F.M., Ogg, J.G., Smith, A.G., Bleeker, W. and Lourens, L.J. 2004. A new Geologic Time Scale, with special reference to Precambrian and Neogene. Episodes 27(2):83-100.

Judson, S. and Richardson, S.M. 1995. Earth: An Introduction to Geologic Change.Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Leslie, M., ed. 2003. In the dinosaur den. Science 301(5634):741.

Lyell, C. 1830. Principles of Geology: Being an Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the Earth's Surface, by Reference to Causes now in Operation. London: J. Murray. p. 1.

Newman, W.L. 1997. Geologic time. Reston, VA: U.S. Geological Survey. 20 pages.

Twiss-Brooks, A. and Zellmer, L.R. 2006, editors. Geology. In: Elmore, M., editor. RCL: Resources for College Libraries. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. p. 415-453.




How to Cite

Zellmer, L. (2011). The Geosciences: Selected Web Resources. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, (65).



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