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Finding great resources - articles, books, reports, and data - begins here.

Featured Books

Using Electronic Books

All of the featured books, and many others, are available electronically. If you need help accessing and using ebooks provided through RBD Library, the usage guide linked above provides instructions. Live help is available via chat during business hours. Most ebooks can be downloaded and read on devices like your personal computer, tablet, or e-reader. A few ebooks require you to be logged in through a browser and may limit the number of simultaneous readers.

Getting Started

There's too much information. Where do I begin?

The best way to start a general search is with Discovery, AU Libraries' one-stop shop for scholarly resources. Discovery is something like Google for the library and will return a wide variety of sources for you to use, including books and ebooks, journal articles, news and magazine articles, and more.

Need help with Discovery? There's a guide for that:

Subject Databases

Earth's History in Brief

This video, "A Brief History of Geologic Time", summarizes Earth's development into the world we know today in under fifteen minutes. Credit: PBS Eons.

Fun Facts

Geosciences Trivia

Do geologists really lick rocks?
Sometimes, they do! In this Twitter thread, geophysicist Mika McKinnon discusses which minerals can be identified by a taste test, as well as which rocks should never, ever be licked!

Geosciences Librarian

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Ali Krzton
Subjects: Geosciences
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