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Geology: Home

Information sources, both online and in print, on physical and environmental geology and oceanography.


About this Guide
This guide provides resources that may be useful to students enrolled in ACC Geology classes, or any student interested in resources related to geology. The tabs above will guide you to different types of resources.

Browsing the Geology Collection
If you would like to browse the bookshelves, most Geology related materials are in the QE section of the library shelves.

Library Catalog Search Strategies
Search the Library Catalog for books and other materials. Some helpful search terms for Geology are:


Plate Tectonics





Structural Geology

Petroleum Geology

Natural Hazards


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Mobile Apps

Apps (little software applications) allow you to customize your tablet to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based. Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. Listed, you will find some app recommendations we have come up with through trial, error, and our own experiences.

ACC Library Services does not endorse any fee-based apps nor it is liable for reimbursement of any apps paid for by patrons. Please refer to the Tablet Circulation Policy for further details.

Smart Geology App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Smart Geology-Features a handy mineral chart, mineral classification, compact geological time-scale, a geology dictionary, and more. (Android)

NASA Earth as Art App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
NASA Earth as Art-Features images of Earth from the Terra, Landsat 5, Landsat 7, EO-1, and Aqua satellites. (iOS)

Google Earth App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app

Google Earth-Search for cities, places, and businesses; browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more; visit the Earth Gallery to find exciting maps such as real-time earthquakes, planes in flight, hiking trails, city tours, and more. (iOS/Android)

Geologic Time Scale App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Geologic Time Scale-Basic geologic time scale taken from the 2009 version published by The Geological Society of America minus the age and magnetic polarity columns. (Android)

Lambert App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Lambert-Turns your iPhone (or iPad) into a geological compass. (iOS)

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