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Geology and Meteorology

Provides resources relevant for geology and meteorology.

Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

Need to select a research topic or find background information?  

The Library’s Reference Collection includes subject-focused encyclopedias. Look here to find introductory articles on subject-related topics. The broad perspective offered by such articles often proves helpful for narrowing research topics before pursuing more in-depth information. 

The Reference Collection also includes a variety of other sources where you can find definitions, maps, statistics, and a multitude of facts.

Why not use Wikipedia? Since Wikipedia is an open-source resource, anyone (perhaps a subject expert, a non-expert, or even someone playing a prank) can create or edit a Wikipedia article. On the other hand, reference books go through an editing and often a fact-checking process, which lends a level of trustworthiness to the information provided.  

This guide provides some recommendations for encyclopedias and other reference resources that might provide helpful information relating to Geology and Meteorology topics.

Recommended Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

Dictionary of Earth Sciences

Reference Collection - 2nd floor

Dictionary of Weather

Electronic Resource

Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences

Reference Collection -2nd floor

Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science

Electronic Resource
"Provides comprehensive coverage of Quaternary Science, a multi-disciplinary subject, spanning the geography, biology, physics and chemistry of the Earth. Examines the nature and causes of changes in the natural environment of the Earth over the last c. 2.6 million years."

Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate

Reference Collection - 2nd floor

Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate Change: A Complete Visual Guide

Reference Collection -2nd floor

Encyclopedia of World Climatology

Main Collection

Global Warming

Main Collection

Storm and Cloud Dynamics

Electronic Resource

Recommended Online Encyclopedia Databases

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Recommended Multimedia Databases

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