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climate & weather, energy, environment, geology, hydrology, karst, minerals & metals, paleontology, seismology, volcanology, atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, geophysics, sedimentology, glaciology, meteorology, climatology, geomorphology,

eBooks/Books @ the Library

The VIU Library has eBooks on a wide range of subjects. You can access these eBooks from on or off campus using your Library ID and PIN.

Find eBooks using LibrarySearch's eBook search :


eBooks vary in their format and features depending on the platform which means options such as turning pages, saving, or printing may differ. Please contact a Librarian if you have questions. 

 

Finding print books : Once you have a search result list, you can limit your titles to print books (instead of ebooks) by selecting the option on the left sidebar under the section, Library Location. For example, selecting Nanaimo will list the print books (within this result list) that are available at the Nanaimo Campus library.

Earth Sciences Keywords

The following list provides examples of keywords that can be used to search for books on topics in Earth Sciences.

Use quotations marks around phrases that are two words or more.  If you are searching in an individual databases, use 'and’ between each keyword.

For example:

"british columbia" and geology

"british colulmbia" and soil*

 

Note:  Use the asterisk * to search a keyword with various endings.  For example, searching:  geolog* will search for:  geology, geologist, geological.

Geology

Earth structure

Basin evolution

Faulting

Folding

Fracture

Geochemistry

Geological structure

geoscience

Hydrogeology

Glaciology

Limnology

Mineralogy

Petrology

Paleontology

Sedimentology

Stratigraphy

Structural geology

Tectonics

Plate tectonics

outcrops

unroofing

volcanology

Paleontology

Paleobiology

Paleobotany

Paleoentomology

Paleoparasitology

Fossils

Hydrology

Glaciology

Forest hydrology

Hydrogeology

Soil piping

Wetland hydrology

Water chemistry

Urban hydrology

Ecohydrology

Lake hydrology

Feedwater

Groundwater

Meltwater

Ice

Ponds

Oceans

Rivers/streams

Irrigation water

Climatology

Climatic changes

Bioclimatology

Meteorology

Atmospheric circulation

Atmospheric pressure

Dendrochronology

Global warming

Seasons

Temperate climate

Sandstone

Mudstone

Petrographic

Geochemical

Compressive stresses

Paleostress indicators

Eocene

Fission track analysis

Stratigraphy

Diagenesis

Ages/periods  (e.g. Cretaceous, Jurassic)

Sediment*

Tectonics

Shale

Aggradation

Porosity

Siltstone

Coal

Ore

Bitumen

Earthquakes

Erosion

Mineralogy

Mining

Physical geology

Soil mineralogy

Geophysics

Seismometry

Paleoseismology

Soils

"acid soils"

"clay soils"

"calcareous soils"

"forest soils"

subsoils

"tundra soil*"

soils and climate

land forms

volcanoes

weather  

 

Technical Reports

Find Technical Reports in the VIU Library, by searching in LibrarySearch (the search line above).  Complete a keyword search by combining technical report with a topic or department.


 Examples:

"technical report"  soil*

"technical report"  hydrology

"technical report"  "climatic change*"

"technical report"  environment

"technical report"  geolog*

"technical report"  (mines OR minerals OR mining)

"technical report"  paleontology  (or fossils)

"technical report" ("climate change" OR climate OR weather)

 

Note:  You can add a location to your search e.g. and "british columbia"

 


Note:  Use the asterisk * to search a keyword with various endings.  For example, searching: sampl* ,  will search for:  sample, samples, and sampling.

 

 

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