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Authorized by Congress in 1879, the U.S Geological Survey Library is recognized as one of the world’s largest Earth and natural science libraries, providing services, collections, and expertise essential to the USGS mission.

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2021 Hispanic Heritage Month

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115 Years Later: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

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Minerals, lands, and geology for the common defence and general welfare, Volume 4, 1939-1961: A history of geology in relation to the development of public-land, federal science, and mapping policies and the development of mineral resources in the United

The fourth volume of the comprehensive history of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is titled “Minerals, Lands, and Geology for the Common Defence and General Welfare—Volume 4, 1939‒1961.” The title is based on a passage in the preamble of the U.S. Constitution. The late Mary C. Rabbitt (1915‒2002), a geophysicist who served with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (1948‒1949) and the USGS (1949‒19

On-line access to geoscience bibliographic citations

On-line geoscience bibliographic citations and access points to citations are exponentially increasing as commercial, non-profit, and government agencies worldwide publish materials electronically. On-line bibliographic tools capture cited works, and open access content allows for freely obtained citations and documents. For this newsletter, citations from the numerous journals and books listed in

The U.S. Geological Survey Library

Established in 1879, to build and organize a collection of scientific materials in the earth sciences, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Library is the largest earth sciences collection in the world. The USGS Library System is managed by the Geographic Information Office (GIO), Information Policy and Services Office, and includes four libraries in Reston, Va., Denver, Colo., Menlo Park, Calif., an

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Special Collections

Explore Field Records, Map Collections, the Kunz Collection, the Rare Book Collection, the Topographic Map Archive, the United States Antarctic Resource Center, and the USGS Photographic Collection.
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Special Collections

Explore Field Records, Map Collections, the Kunz Collection, the Rare Book Collection, the Topographic Map Archive, the United States Antarctic Resource Center, and the USGS Photographic Collection.
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