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Cover of a Journal Journal Articles

Scientific research information published in non-USGS publications targeted to journal specific audiences.
Scientific Investigations Reports and Maps Scientific Investigations Reports and Maps

Significant data and interpretations of lasting scientific interest, but generally narrower in scope than Professional Papers. Scientific results of studies presented as maps, charts, stratigraphic sections, or other large illustrations.

Books and Book Chapters Books and Book Chapters

Scientific research information that has been provided in either books or specific book chapters.
Open File Reports and Others Open File Reports and Others

Interpretive information that needs to be released immediately; maps and reports (and their supporting data) that need to be released as supporting documentation because they are referenced, discussed, or interpreted in another information product; preliminary findings (pending a final map or report); interim computer programs and user guides; bibliographies.

Professional Papers Professional Papers

Premier series of the USGS. Comprehensive reports of wide and lasting interest and scientific importance, characterized by thoroughness of study and breadth of scientific or geographic coverage. The series may include collections of related papers addressing different aspects of a single scientific topic, either issued together under one cover or separately as chapters.

These pages may not contain a complete listing of all related publications.
For a complete inventory of all USGS publications, please see: USGS Maps, Products, and Publications.

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