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Geological Sciences

How to Find Books

Watch this video to learn how to use OneSearch to locate print and electronic books through the library. 

CSUN students, faculty, and staff can now borrow library books and physical media through its contactless Locker Pickup service. The lockers are located outside on the southeast corner of the Library portico ( see map ), and you are welcome to pick up your items 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. seven days a week. If you require an accommodation, please contact Library Guest Services at or call (818) 677-2274.

How Do I Search for Books?

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Finding Books Using OneSearch

You can search for books using OneSearch by typing in the title, author or keywords in the homepage OneSearch form.  Once the results page loads, you can use the limiters in the menus under "Refine My Results" to narrow your results. Selecting "books" under "Resource Type" will limit the results to eBooks and print books.  For eBooks only, select "Available Online at CSUN" under "Show Only"; for print books only, select "Available at CSUN" under "Show Only."  

Click the title heading of any given result item to view the full record.  In the full record, under "Online Access" you'll find the direct link to electronic text, if available. Ebooks can have different number of user access. Check in the notes section to see how many users can read the book at any given time.  The "Send To" menu offers tools for citing, emailing, or saving a record as a favorite.

Finding Books on Shelves

Print Books

Titles are located in the call number section beginning with QE located on the 4th floor of the library.

QE1-996.5 Geology

  • QE1-350.62 General Including geographical divisions
  • QE351-399.2 Mineralogy
  • QE420-499 Petrology
  • QE500-639.5 Dynamic and structural geology
    • QE521-545 Volcanoes and earthquakes
    • QE601-613.5 Structural geology
  • QE640-699 Stratigraphy
  • QE701-760 Paleontology
  • QE760.8-899.2 Paleozoology
  • QE901-996.5 Paleobotany

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