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Finding Series Publications

How to Find a Geoscience Series

Finding a specific report or issue for a series can be tricky. Some reports can be found by individual titles; other reports can only be found by series titles. You may need to try a variety of search techniques in the Library Catalog to find what you are looking for.

Before you start looking, ask yourself: 

  • What is the series title?
  • What is the report number?
  • Do you know the title and author?

Hint: If you need more information, try looking in a database such as GeoRef.

There are pages throughout this research guide that contain information to help you more easily find specific reports or issues.

If we provide:

  • The call number, try the Library of Congress call number browse search in the library catalog.
  • An individual title or author, try a keyword, title, or author search in the library catalog. (Hint: If you find a catalog record that matches, there should be a series and report number traced on the record. By following the series tracing link, you can find other reports in a chronological list.)
  • The series title, try a keyword or title search in the library catalog. (Hint: For long running series, look for the "Continues" and "Continued" by links in the series record to go to the previous or later series titles.)

Frequently Requested Series

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG)

Geological Society of America (GSA)

Geological Society of London (GSL)

Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GCAGS)

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)

Society for Sedimentary Geology was previously Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

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