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Geosciences Collection Development Policy

Department of Geosciences
Library Liaison: Nancy Gibson
Faculty Representative: Dr. Christine Mathenge

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level: Geology present level D=basic, desired level C. Geography present level D=Basic, desired level C=Study

Purpose and program description: The collection supports lower and upper division curriculum. The courses are part of the general education core. Two distributive majors are offered in Geology. Completion of a major allows the student entry to the professional ranks of practicing geologist and geographers or a career in education. Geography offers a major in Environmental Geography.

  • Accrediting body: N/A
  • Degrees offered: B.S.

Collection Development Plan

Targeted Areas: None. Allocation is equally distributed to all disciplines in Ag Geosciences.

General Collection Guidelines

Languages: English

Chronological Guidelines: A= Pre 1900; B= 1900-1960; C=1961-present

Dates of Publication: 2009 - present

Geographical Areas: U = United States & N = North America focus, with some collection in all other world areas.

Noted Publishers: American Geosciences Institute; The Geological Society of America; and Wiley

Review Sources: Books in Print

Material Formats Collected: monographs and videos

Material Formats Excluded: workbooks, textbooks, review copies, computer software, instructional software, books on CD or tape (library storage/operational constraints)

Other General Considerations: N/A

Statement of Collection Strengths and Weaknesses: N/A.

LC Subject Subdivisions:

  • Geology [general] (QE1-350)
  • Mineralogy (QE351-400)
  • Petrology (QE420-4990)
  • Dynamic & structural geology (QE500-625)
  • Stratigraphic geology (QE640-699)
  • Paleontology (QE701-760)
  • Paleozoology (QE761-899)
  • Paleobotany (QE901-996.5)
  • Geography [general] (G1-148)
  • Voyages & travel (G149.890)
  • Atlases (G1000.3-3122)
  • Globes (G3160-3182)
  • Maps (G3190-9980)
  • Mathematical geography. Cartography (GA1-1776)
  • Physical geography [general] (GB3-398.7)
  • Geomorphology (GB400-649)
  • Hydrology. Water GB651.2998
  • Natural disasters (GB5000-5030)
  • Oceanography (GC1-1581)
  • Human ecology. Anthropogeography (GF1-900)

Related Subject Areas: N/A

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs: N/A

Other Considerations: N/A

Date Prepared: 9/2005; Last Updated: 8/2013