Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Collection Library Subject Collection uri icon

subject description and guidelines

  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) corresponds to the College of Engineering’s and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ departments of the same name and covers those fields relating to the department’s own mission statement “…to advance knowledge of Earth's natural systems and history.” The specific sub-fields include geology (including economic geology), meteorology, climatology, hydrology, petrology, paleontology and all allied sciences. Publications by prominent societies in the field including the American Geophysical Union, the American Geological Institute, and the Geological Society of London (especially publications of the Lyell Collection) are collected comprehensively. Journals by other publishers are collected based on quality, relevance, and use, within the constraints imposed by the resources then at hand.


  • The collection seeks to serve individuals at all levels and capacities within the university: undergraduates, graduate students, faculty of all descriptions, and academic staff. The material collected will seek to serve the varied missions of the departments: Teaching, research and extension support.