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Guide to library resources in Geology.



This guide for undergraduate and graduate geology students will show you how to find scholarly content in Geology using library resources.

Quick Start

For journal articles, a good place to start is GeoScience World.

Using this guide

Go to the Find Articles page to learn how to find journal articles in geology. 

Go to the Find Journals page to learn how to find geology journals.

Go to the Find Books/Reference page to learn how to find geology books.

Go to the Find Web Sources page to explore suggested websites for geology.

Visit the Tools page to learn about interlibrary loan services, bibliography management software, and scientific writing.




Find Articles

Tip: Getting articles

The library does not subscribe to every journal published. If you don't see a Full Text link below the article citation, look for a button labeled "Get it!" This application will check for access to the full text of the article within the library's subscriptions.

If a message is displayed indicating that we don't have access, choose the Campbell Library Interlibrary Loan Request link to order the article through our Illiad online system.

History of Science literature

Looking for scholarly literature in History of Science? Campbell Library has a good print collection of books in this field, plus many e-books available through several of our e-book vendors. 

Article Databases

Use these subscription databases to locate published research in geology.

Find Journals

Locating E-Journals

To locate specific journals online, enter the journal name below, or in the library website's E-Journal Finder, to determine which online subscription includes the journal.

Browse geology journals with BrowZine

Tip: Citation Linker

If you have a complete citation (author, article title, journal, volume, issue, date), you can use our Citation Linker form to link directly to the article.

Geology e-journal suggestions

Here are links to some well-known journals with geology content.

Find Books/Reference

Finding books using ProfSearch

The easiest way to find a book that the library owns: search by title in ProfSearch. If your book is not the first result, refine your search to Books/E-Books in the Content Type facet in the left sidebar. Please note that the library does not have copies of most textbooks. 

Many books are now available in e-book format and can be viewed on your computer, tablet, or phone. 

For print books, ProfSearch will first indicate their availability, usually followed by a Call Number which identifies the book's shelf location. If the availability is followed by a date (yyyy-mm-dd), it is checked out and is due to be returned on that date. 

To locate print books on the shelf, first identify the floor and row using the initial alphabetical code, then the specific book using the rest of the call number (for example, TK5678 .G99 2008 is in the Electrical Engineering section on the 4th floor).  

Geology Books that can be checked out

Geology books available for borrowing by students and faculty are shelved on the 4th floor of Campbell Library in section QE. 

To find books on a particular topic, search by Subject (for example: Petrology, Geomorphology) in the Library Catalog. The catalog may also be searched by title or author.

Many e-books are now available through the catalog as well, which can be viewed on your computer.


Reference Books

Science reference books are located in the Q section in the 2nd floor Reference Room of Campbell Library. Here are some recommendations:

E-Reference Sources

These subscription sources are available through the library website.

Find Web Sources

Have you tried Google Scholar?

Informational Websites

Open Access Publishing Sites

These sites are search portals to freely available scientific research and technical reports.



RefWorks is an application licensed by Rowan University Libraries to help you manage your literature search process. Create an account to log in.



Books which Rowan University does not own can be borrowed from one of the participating academic libraries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania using E-ZBorrow. Use your 9-digit Banner number for Patron Id.

Interlibrary Loan

Journal articles to which we do not have full text access may be requested through our online Interlibrary Loan request system, Illiad. Articles are usually sent to your email address within a few days.

Writing Help

Here are some books available in the library to help you with writing.

The Writing Center

The Rowan University Writing Center is located on the first floor of Campbell Library.

To make an appointment with a writing tutor, use the link below; call: 856-256-4376; or E-mail:

Walk-in appointments are also available but check their hours first.