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Earth & Planetary Sciences: Home

This guide contains information about databases, data resources, and books of interest to members of the Earth & Planetary Sciences Department at Yale.

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We have a purchase request form if you need something that is not currently available. For questions about open access publishing, information about our open access memberships is available here.


Welcome to the Earth & Planetary Sciences (formerly Geology & Geophysics) subject guide. Here, you will find:

  • Reference data in Earth & Planetary Sciences (and tips for locating best practices).
  • A primer on the library's subscription databases, what they do, and how you can use them.
  • Information on using the library's subscription resources, including GeoRef.
  • How to locate ebooks and other content.

Depending on your field, you may also be interested in the Paleontology subject guide, the Geotrip how-to guide for finding field guides & maps, or the Geographic Information Systems guide.

New e- and Print Books

Recent titles in geology and geophysics. Please click on each title to view the resource. Searches for geology (here), geophysics (here), atmospheric science (here), and oceanography (here) provide access to lists of recent titles. There are 4 RSS feeds among the links below, so what is on display here is limited.

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Sandstone Concretions at Año Nuevo State Reserve

Concretions image

File:Concretions.JPG. (2014, March 16). Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Retrieved 13:43, August 2, 2018 from

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