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ESS103: Geology and Public Issues

Use Dictionaries and Encyclopedias To:

  • Get an overview of your topic or issue
  • Learn the definitions of terms and concepts
  • Identify keywords to use in searching for additional information
  • Dictionaries, general or subject encyclopedias, handbooks, etc. are sometimes called "Reference" books.

Geology Print Dictionaries

Online Dictionaries

Elements of geology / by Samuel St. John - Intended for students

Geology and Earth Science Terms and Definitions / by

Glossary of Geology / published by American Geological Institute


Geology Print Encylopedias

Online Encyclopedias