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.
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.
"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.
Fission track analysis
Ages/periods (e.g. Cretaceous, Jurassic)
soils and climate
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.
"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.