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Earth Sciences

A guide to selected resources for Earth Sciences


The library collects books to support your studies. More recently we are purchasing mainly ebooks. This page presents three main categories of books: New Books, Reference Books and Textbooks.

You can find books in the library by using uKwazi. The video below will guide you on how to search for books and articles on uKwazi


Online books can be accessed by clicking on the relevant link on uKwazi. Earth Sciences books are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) System and Earth Sciences books are mainly located on Level 14 on the following subjects and DDC numbers:


Earth sciences 550
Geology, hydrology, meteorology 551
Petrology       552
Economic geology 553
Earth sciences of Europe 554
Earth sciences of Asia 555
Earth sciences of Africa 556
Earth sciences of North America          557
Earth sciences of South America 558
Earth sciences of Australasia, Pacific Ocean islands, Atlantic Ocean islands, Arctic islands, Antarctica, extraterrestrial worlds         559


Springer eBooks

Springer eBook content includes an array of subjects such as architecture and design, biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, Environmental Sciences, life sciences, mathematics, physics, public health and more.

ScienceDirect eBooks

Offering comprehensive coverage of the full range of scientific disciplines, monograph and series books are now fully integrated with journals, book series, handbooks and reference works on SciVerse ScienceDirect.

Coronavirus: The Top 7 ebooks and Podcasts to Get You Through Quarantine -  Bookboon contains free eBooks and textbooks that can be downloaded as a pdf, no registration needed.

IntechOpen joins OASPA | STM Publishing News

InTech publishes more than 2,300 open textbooks a variety of subjects that fall under the heading of science.

New Look for An Old Tradition

Textbooks in the Open Textbook Library are considered open because they are free to use and distribute, and are licensed to be freely adapted or changed with proper attribution.

OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources. Explore, create, and collaborate with educators around the world to improve curriculum.


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