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.
Offsite 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
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 paleontology
Offsite online access to Journal of paleontology from vol.86(2012) 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 Paleobiology from vol.38(2012) onwards is now available to Fellows of the Society using an Athens login. Paleobiology is published for the Paleontological Society and contains papers dealing with any aspect of biological paleontology. Emphasis is placed on biological or paleobiological processes and patterns, including macroevolution, extinction, diversification, speciation, functional morphology, bio-geography, phylogeny, paleoecology, molecular paleontology, taphonomy, natural selection and patterns of variation, abundance, and distribution in space and time.
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.
Free literature search databases.
Web catalogues from other libraries with geological literature.
Websites containing other useful geological information.