Geology Guide

This page lists only subject-specific resources for Geology. General information about searching for resources is available on the Guides page and in the options at the right (or at the bottom) of this page.

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Cambridge University Press Ebook

Global Volcanic Hazards and Risk from Cambridge University Press, edited by Susan C. Loughlin, et al.

Scientific Writing

The Craft of Scientific Writing
General Collection: T 11 .A37 2018

How to Write Technical Reports: Understandable Structure, Good Design, Convincing Presentation, 2nd ed.
General Collection: T 11.H4713 2019

Learning to Communicate in Science and Engineering
General Collection: Q 223 .P64 2010

Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations
General Collection: Q223 .H63 2014

Reference Books

A great place to start your research is the Reference Collection on the 2nd floor (Main Level), right behind the Information Desk. These books can't be checked out, but you can use them in the library to take notes or photocopy pages.

Encyclopedia of Field and General Geology
Reference Collection: QE5.E515 1988

Volume 14 of the Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series.

Encyclopedia of Geochemistry and Environmental Sciences
Reference Collection: QE515 F24

Encyclopedia of Geology
Reference Collection: QE5.E516 2005

This is a five volume reference work divided into 340 articles covering nearly all aspects of geology; it is intended for an undergraduate audience.

Encyclopedia of Geomorphology
Reference Collection: GB 400.3 .E53

This is a two volume set with almost 700 alphabetically arranged entries.

Encyclopedia of Minerals
Reference Collection: QE 355.R6 1990

Includes formulae and some photos for every generally accepted mineral species.

Encyclopedia of Structural Geology and Plate Tectonics
Reference Collection: QE 601.E53 1987

Also part of the Encyclopedia of Earth Science Series (volume 10).

Encyclopedia of Paleontology
Reference Collection: QE 703.E523 1999

This encyclopedia contains 328 articles from 206 contributors on various aspects of paleontology; it is intended for a non-specialist audience.

Encyclopedia of Volcanoes
Reference Collection: QE 522.E53 2000

Contains 82 articles divided into 9 sections, with over 100 international contributors.

Glossary of Geology
Reference Collection: QE5 G37 1974

Guide to Minerals, Rocks & Fossils
Reference Collection: QE 363.8.B48 2005

A useful handbook which includes 600 color photos of specimens; it also covers the crystalline structure and various properties of these minerals.

Handbook of Mineralogy
Reference Collection: QE3 66.8.H36 1990
This handbook is volume 1 of the series and covers “elements, sulfides [and] sulfosalts.”

New Penguin Dictionary of Geology
Reference Collection: QE 5.K42 2001
Contains definitions of thousands of geologic terms as well as a bibliography of geologic works.

Practical Handbook of Physical Properties of Rocks and Minerals
Reference Collection: QE 431.6.P5 P73 1989

Intended to be a source of basic information on the physical properties of rocks and minerals.

Dissertations and Theses

Dissertations and Theses from ProQuest (Licensed for UH Hilo users only)
Online access to full text of doctoral dissertations and graduate theses from universities around the world, including all campuses of the University of Hawaiʻi.

Examples of material available in full-text:

Kelly, Jacque L. Identification and Quantification of Submarine Groundwater Discharge in the Hawaiian Islands. University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa, 2012.

Kim, Seung-Sep. Remote Sensing of Seamounts: A Geophysical Study of Lithospheric Flexure, Seamount Statistics And Intraplate Volcanism. University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa, 2010.