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Geology: Field Trip Guides

Geologic Field Trip Guidebook Web Archive

This project aims to preserve web-based geoscience field trip guidebooks found in the Geologic Guidebooks of North America Database (see below).

North American Geology Field Trip Guidebooks

This database consists of references to geologic field trip guidebooks of North America (U.S., Canada, & Mexico). Most of the guidebooks cited are from the period 1940-present. A few are from earlier years. The database is updated monthly and contains more than 10,000 references. 

Once you have found a guidebook, then search the library catalogue by title to see if we have a copy. If we don't then try searching for it in Google or Google Scholar. It might have been digitized and made freely available by the group who organized the field trip.

NEW: Guidebooks from this database are now being digitized and made freely available online in the Geologic Field Trip Guidebook Web Archive (see box above).

GSA Field Guides

GSA Field Guides

  • Print in Library: Field guide (Geological Society of America)
  • Online Vol 1 (1999) - present 
    • Field Guides are individually catalogued in our collection. So, if you know the title of the Field Guide enter that into the catalogue or USearch search box, this should also show if we have a print version as well. If you want to browse all the available publications in each series online then access through the GeoScienceWorld platform (link below). Browse to the book series of interest by selecting Books > Publisher > Book Series. 

Search the Library Catalogue for Field Trip Guidebooks

Try these search terms in the library catalogue:

(guidebook* OR excursion* OR field trip*) AND (geology OR geologic*) AND ([geographic area or interest])