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Geosciences Resources: Finding Books

This guide directs the library researcher to the major resources of Princeton University -- and beyond.

Obtaining materials not at PUL

  • BorrowDirect -- is a book exchange program among these sister academic libraries:  Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Penn, Princeton and Yale.  There are links from the PUL homepage and from the Main Catalog.



Search the Library Catalog

Search the Library Catalog


WorldCat -- Comprehensive online catalog of library holdings. Lists books, journals, maps, recordings, films, scores, and other materials located in public, academic, corporate, school and specialized libraries all over the world. Check Worldcat for holdings of material that are not available at Princeton.

Online Catalog

The Online Catalog is the most complete single listing of all of Princeton University's bibliographic holdings.

Also known as the Main Catalog, it contains books, journal and series titles, electronic materials, audiovisual items, maps, archival materials, scores, microform holdings, etc.

Scroll down the main page of the Main Catalog to see many searching examples.

The Basic Search is best for searching known authors, titles, subjects, or a keyword or two.  It looks for exact matches, anchored at the left.

The Guided Search helps one construct a freer, more complex search by applying Boolean logic.  One can specify a phrase or list synonyms.  One can specify a field, such as title or subject.

The truncation symbol is a "?"  E.g.: paleontolog?

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Louise Deis
Peter B. Lewis (Science) Library, Rm. 211


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