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Geosciences Resources: Web Resources

Where to look for good websites:

Governments -- State, Federal, even local, and by country

  • Societies -- e.g.: the Geological Society of America
  • Institutes -- e.g.: the AGI, the American Geological Institute
  • Organizations -- e.g.: the American Geophysical Union
  • Universities --  e.g.: Utah State University

Web site searching

1.  Use the CSA/Proquest databases, especially via GeoRef:

or Environmental Sciences and Pollution Managment.  Each search simultaneously retrieves vetted websites, too.

2.  SCIRUSHttp:// is a science and technology web search engine.   This engine is produces the web results when running a Scopus search.

3.  WorldCurry Guide  (UK) This is the homepage for Earth Sciences resources.  (CurryGuide is a fully owned division of 'Highfield Business Corporation; a privately held business entity.")

4.  Geology Research and Information  from USGS. Data from USGS.

U.S. Government

From the USGS, United States Geological Survey, homepage one can also link to these large science subdivisions of USGS:

Biology, Geography, Geology, Geospatial, & Water

NOAA  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Among NOAA data and topics to explore are:

Climate,  Coasts,  Oceans

States: e.g. New Jersey

New Jersey Geologic Survey shows the very colorful Geologic Map of New Jersey.

In NJ,  the geology department and information is part of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

From this (NJGS) homepage you can find links to: News, Programs, Publications, Digital Data, Education and additional links, as well as "about" and "contacts" links.


UNESCO IGCP (International Geoscience Programme) provides links to their programs, publications, etc.

Look on the web under the country of interest, e.g., Canada has lots of good information:

General Geo Websites

1.  -- a general interest and practical site.

2. Take a look at DMOZ, the open directory project on the web:  The earth sciences websites listed have been examined for inclusion.

3. The Intute Earth Sciences Gateway provides free access to high quality resources on the Internet. Each resource has been evaluated and categorised by subject specialists based at UK universities. Our target audience is students, staff and researchers in higher and further education.

4.  Mineralogy and Petrology Research on the Web by  Andrea Koziol at the University of Dayton.


Founded in 1835, the British Geological Survey (BGS) is the world's oldest national geological survey and the United Kingdom's premier centre for earth science information and expertise.

OpenGeoscience website

A free service where you can view maps, download photographs and other information.

Use OpenGeoscience material free-of-charge for non-commercial private study, research and educational activities.

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