This database serves as the Washington Geology Library catalog as well as a digital bibliography of the geology and mineral resources of Washington (including the Tsunami Library Catalog of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program). Items added weekly.
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Geology Library Catalog
This searchable database includes materials published since 1798, and are held at our Washington Geology Library in Olympia, Washington. Many items in the Geology Library are available full-text online; for these items, a URL will be displayed in the search results.
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ABOUT THE DATABASE
As of October 2013, the database includes the citations and indexing for over 52,000 items. Approximately 1,000 items are added annually. This database has been maintained at the Division offices since 1935 and has been the source for our series of published bibliographies. New materials are added to the database monthly.
HOW TO OBTAIN THE PUBLICATIONS
Virtually all of the items included in this database are held at the Washington Geology Library in Olympia, Washington. Materials are not loaned from the library collection, but are available for examination during our office hours. Materials can be copied, photographed, or scanned.
Many of the items are also held at major geoscience libraries in Washington, especially the University of Washington in Seattle. Use the global union catalog WorldCat (www.worldcat.org) to find a library near you that holds items of interest.
Some of the items are in print and available for sale from the publishers (for example, from the U.S. Geological Survey or the Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources). These items are available digitally as well. Contact librarian for more information.
OTHER INDEXES TO WASHINGTON GEOLOGY
The American Geological Institute’s GeoRef database is the premier index to North American geology. On-campus access is available at most major universities (e.g., at the University of Washington).
The library catalogs of the U.S. Geological Survey and of most universities (for example, the University of Washington) are searchable online and are rich resources on Washington geology. We also recommend searching the USGS Publications Warehouse and the WorldCat global library content and service network.
This database was compiled and edited by Connie J. Manson, Lee Walkling, and Stephanie Earls. We are gratified that this index project continues to be highly valued by the geoscience community. They deserve no less than our best efforts.
This major ongoing project has been a significant investment by the Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources and its predecessor agencies since 1935. The credit for the continued support for this project—through good times and bad—rests squarely with the State Geologists:
- George A. Bethune, 1890-1892
- Division inactive due to lack of funds, 1893-1900
- Henry Landes, 1901-1920
- Solon Shedd, 1920-1925
- Harold E. Culver, 1925-1945
- Sheldon L. Glover, 1945-1957
- Marshall T. Huntting, 1957-1971
- Vaughn E. (Ted) Livingston, Jr., 1971-1982
- Raymond Lasmanis, 1982-2001
- Ron Teissere, 2001-2008
- David K. Norman, 2008-present