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Virtual Library

The Virtual Library aims to enhance access to information resources for the geological community by providing an access point for internet resources selected by the Library staff.

New E-books

Dawsonera logoOffsite access to full text from 20 e-books on the Dawsonera platform is now available to Fellows of the Society. These books are on a variety of different subjects including sedimentary basins, stratigraphy, hydrogeology, tectonics, engineering geology, and palaeontology.

Athens login needed for offsite access to these e-books.


New Offsite E-journal Access

Geological magazineGeological magazine

Offsite online access to Geological magazine vol.134(1997) onwards is now available to Fellows of the Society using an Athens login. is one of the oldest and best-known periodicals in the Earth Sciences. It publishes original papers, review articles, rapid communications and discussions about all aspects of the geosciences. It covers petrology, geochemistry, palaeontology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology, geophysics, and geomorphology, and it includes contributions on volcanology, marine geology, glaciology, palaeoclimatology, palaeoceanography, geochronology, biostratigraphy, geohazards and Earth history.

Journal of paleontologyJournal of paleontology

Offsite online access to Journal of paleontology from vol.89(2015) onwards is now available to Fellows of the Society using an Athens login. Journal of paleontology is published for the Paleontological Society and contains original articles and notes on the systematics, phylogeny, paleoecology, paleogeography, and evolution of fossil organisms. It emphasizes specimen-based research and features high quality illustrations. All taxonomic groups are treated, including invertebrates, microfossils, plants, vertebrates, and ichnofossils.


Offsite online access to Tectonics from vol.16(1997) onwards is now available to Fellows of the Society using an Athens login. Tectonics presents original scientific contributions that describe and explain the evolution, structure, and deformation of Earth's lithosphere. There are papers on field, laboratory, petrological, geochemical, geochronological, geophysical, remote-sensing, and modeling studies.


The Virtual Library contains


Full text articles from e-journals subscribed to by the Library and open access journals.


E-books subscribed to by the Library and collections of out of copyright digitized books.


Collections of out of copyright and open-source digitized maps.  

Literature Search Databases

Free literature search databases.

Other Library Catalogues

Web catalogues from other libraries with geological literature.

Data Resources

Websites containing other useful geological information.