Subject Guide - Purpose of Guide
This resource guide encompasses many areas of the Earth Sciences. Other subject guides that may be useful to consult include: Chemistry, Computer Science, Environment , Geography, Government Information, Biology, Mathematics, Physics, and Public Affairs.
The aim of this guide is threefold:
- To outline the traditional research pathway beginning with dictionaries, encyclopedias, yearbooks, handbooks, etc.
- To develop a familiarity and vocabulary of definitions, concepts and reference sources.
- To serve as a resource for reference desk staff in leading users to appropriate library services, resources, and collections.
A final note, library guides provide a passive approach to reference services for undergraduate research inquiries. Consult the reference desk staff as appropriate.