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A General Guide: Geology: Books

This guide is for students and faculty studying geology.

Call Numbers

Books in Scholar will all have corresponding Library of Congress call numbers. Call numbers are a string of letters and numbers that allow you to find items from the catalog on the shelf easily.

Books about geology will have QE call numbers, located on the 4th floor

QE1-350.62 General, Including geographical divisions
QE351-399.2 Mineralogy
QE420-499 Petrology
QE500-639.5 Dynamic and structural geology
QE521-545 Volcanoes and earthquakes
QE601-613.5 Structural geology
QE640-699 Stratigraphy
QE701-760 Paleontology
QE760.8-899.2 Paleozoology
QE901-996.5 Paleobotany

You might also find related topics filed under GB for physical geography, and QC851-999 for meteorology and climatology.




Scholar is the online catalog for the Michael Schwartz Library and the Law Library. Use Scholar to search for books, ebooks, films, music, maps, and other items owned by Cleveland State University.

When using Scholar, you may search by title, keyword, author, and subject. Using the advanced search allows you more options.

Library items can be requested to be held, or transferred between the Michael Schwartz Library and the Law Library. To do this:

1. Click the green "Request" button, located to the right of the item entry in the results page or at the top of the page in the item record
2. Enter your name, CSU ID#, and Library PIN* in the spaces provided
3. Choose a pickup location
4. Click "Submit"

*You must create your Library PIN


Couldn't find what you were looking for in Scholar? Try searching OhioLINK.

OhioLINK is the combined library catalogs of 88 colleges and universities in the state of Ohio. As a member of CSU, you have access to almost of the print resources of these institutions.

OhioLINK items can be requested using your name and CSU ID. To request items:

1. Click the green request button
2. Choose member institution (Cleveland State)
3. Type your name and CSU ID# in the spaces provided
4. Choose Cleveland State as your pickup institution
5. Choose your pickup location (Michael Schwartz Library)
6. Click "Submit"

OhioLINK items take on average 3 to 5 business days, but this is not guaranteed. Order items as early as possible.
OhioLINK requests can be managed through your Scholar account. You can cancel requests, renew items, and track status of requests.


Search eBooks

The Michael Schwartz Library owns or has access to thousands of ebooks, meaning they are available to you from anywhere, 24/7.
Not all of our ebook holdings are searchable through Scholar. Consult this guide for a full listing of our ebook sources.