The Walter Geology Library, including the Tobin Map Collection, is the place to find United States Geological Survey (USGS) publications at UT Austin, with the exception of certain items such as topographic maps outside of Texas. This page focuses on print materials, although many current USGS documents are available free online.
USGS publications are cataloged either by series alone or by title and series. Many, but not all, USGS documents in the Geology Library are shelved in chronological and numerical order within a series. Some series are located in remote storage.
Ordering USGS Publications:
Use the following databases and bibliographies to find a citation that includes series, title, author, publication date, and volume. Once you have a citation, you can search it directly in the Library Catalog.
Once you have a USGS citation, use the tables below to help you search for the document in our library catalog and find the document on the shelf. You may find more information under Series Descriptions or the USGS Publications Warehouse. You may request items housed at the Library Storage Facility be sent to a campus library location.
Documents are shelved:
|Title or author||By subject area. Each document has a unique call number. These are NOT grouped together by series.|
|Series||By series. They are shelved in chronological and numerical order at the same call number (see below). These are NOT searchable by title or author.|
|Title, author, or series||By series. They are shelved in chronological and numerical order at the same call number (see below). These documents have separate records in the Catalog and can also be searched by title and author as well as by series/number.|
|Annual Financial Report (AFR)||QE 76 U54a|
|Annual Report (AR)||-L- QE 75 A62|
|Annual State Water-Data Report (AWDR/WDR)||see Library Catalog|
|Biological Science Report (BSR)||see Library Catalog|
|Bulletin (B/BULL)||QE 75 B9|
|Circular (C/CIRC)||QE 75 C5|
|Data Series (DS)||see Library Catalog|
|Digital Data Series (DDS)||CDROM 40 DDS|
|Fact Sheet (FS)||QE 75 F33 1994-2006|
|Folios of the Geologic Atlas (GF)||Library Storage Facility|
|General Interest Publication (GIP)||see Library Catalog|
|Information and Technology Report (ITR)||see Library Catalog|
|Journal of Research||-Q- QE 1 U5585 V.1 1973- V.6 1978|
|Mineral Resources||Library Storage Facility|
|Monographs (M)||-L- QE 75 M7 v.1-55|
|Open-File Report (OFR/OF)||see Library Catalog|
|Professional Paper (PP/Prof P)||QE 75 P9|
|Scientific Investigations Report (SIR)||GB 701 W376|
|Trace Elements Investigations (TEI)||see Library Catalog|
|Trace Elements Memorandum (TEM)||see Library Catalog|
|Techniques and Methods (TM)||see Library Catalog|
|Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations (TWRI)||TC 177 U57a|
|Water-Resources Investigations Report (WRIR/WRI)||GB 701 W375|
|Water-Supply Paper (WSP)||TC 801 U2|
|Yearbook (Y)||QE 76 U54a|
|Authors||Robert Thomas Hill and Thomas Wayland Vaughan|
|Title||The Lower Cretaceous Gryphaeas of the Texas Region|
|Place of Publication: Publisher, Date of Publication.||Washington: Govt. Print. Off, 1898.|
|Series and Volume||U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin No.151|
|Series, Series Abbreviation, and Number||U.S. Geological Survey Geophysical investigations ; map GP-417|
QE 75 B9 NO.151
MAP USGS GP-417
Series resulting from changes designed to accommodate a broader range of research topics in biology, geology, geography, and hydrology include the following:
Some of the titles that have been discontinued and absorbed into the revised series:
The modern USGS began publishing in 1878. Prior to that, several Geologic and Geographic Surveys were commissioned by Congress. If you need more information about these earlier publications, please ask the library staff for help.
See the Tobin Map Collection tab for information on finding USGS maps.
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