British Geological Survey Library Catalogue (GEOLIB)
International in scope, but an essential source for UK geological literature since journal articles on British geology are indexed as well as books, which are often missed by international databases.
Handy hint: many entries for UK material are linked to the geological map sheet that covers the area. To search for information on an area use the keyword search and type in the three digit sheet number preceded by EW (England & Wales); ES (Scotland) or IR (Ireland). e.g. for information on Scottish sheet 30 (Glasgow District), type ES030 into the Keyword Search Box.
British Library's Integrated Catalogue
The UK’s national library's catalogue covering both the London Reading Rooms and the Document Supply Centre. Electronic copies / photocopies may be ordered direct from them, but it can be more advantageous for Fellows to arrange this through the Society's Library. Loan of books for Fellows can also be arranged through the Society's Library.
The Copac library catalogue gives free access to the merged online catalogues of major University and National Libraries in the UK and Ireland, including the British Library. It contains over 32 million records.
Imperial College Library
In addition to recent publications, Imperial College London Library holds a number of special collections of historical interest covering geology, mining and metallurgy, civil engineering, and natural history. These collections include books produced from the 15th cent onwards.
KVK Worldwide Library
Hosted by the Universität Karlsruhe, it is possible to search library catalogues worldwide through one site. Possibly the most comprehensive single site search to date.
Natural History Museum Library
For the Catalogue click on the link from this introductory page.
SUNCAT includes serials' information from over 60 UK libraries, including the British Library, some of the largest Higher Education institutions in the UK and a number of specialist libraries.
Major London College Library with earth sciences collections. UCL Special Collections
contain one of the foremost university collections of manuscripts, archives and rare books in the UK. It includes fine collections of medieval manuscripts and early printed books, as well as significant holdings of 18th century works, and highly important 19th and 20th century collections of personal papers, archival material, and literature, covering a vast range of subject areas.
USGS (United States Geological Survey) Library
The best place to start for enquiries relating to the USA. Often links to online versions of their own publications which can be downloaded free of charge.
A catalogue of over 1 billion items in more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. Can help to verify obscure references and identify sources.