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Resources - mainly for undergraduates

Reading Lists

Michaelmas Lent 2014 Lent 2013 1a & 1b reading lists 

Part 1A Reference Series: Rocks, Minerals & Fossils 

This website houses photographs and descriptions of the specimens found in the 1A (first year) Reference Series at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge. This series is a collection of rocks, minerals and fossils used to aid the first year Geology students in their practical revision. It is not an exhaustive collection, but includes the range of specimens with which the first year students should become familiar. You may also want to use The Virtual Microscope web site in conjunction with the Reference series - or Vice Versa

 

Part II/III Reprint Collection

The Part II/III Reprint Collection List includes details of all articles that are available in hard copy and may be borrowed from the Library Office. Many of them are on reading lists but may not be available elsewhere in the Library.

Camtools

Visit Camtools the "virtual collaboration environment" for course support materials - Raven login required. 

Past Tripos Papers

Copies of past papers can be found on the relevant CamTools website. There is also an index page linking to papers for all of our courses on Camtools but this can only be accessed from computers in the University. 

Members of the ESC Supervisors area of CamTools can also access copies of papers for all our courses externally by using the  Camtools login. Anyone who supervises geology courses in department should contact  or one of the course organisers to be registered for access to this area of CamTools.

Part II/III Projects

ArcGIS Information

Other Resources

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Digital Map Library

Postgraduate Resources

 

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Sedgwick Club: the student geological society of the University of Cambridge 

 


User Education - Earth Sciences Provision

The Library offers a full programme of user education to Part II undergraduates and new postgraduates at the beginning of the Michalemas Term. Some sessions will be repeated at the beginning of the Lent Term for all Library users. See What's New for a timetable of currently offered sessions. Where advised please book by emailing 

Online Tutorials


Copyright Advice

The University is licensed with the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA). This means that published works covered by the licence can be copied, within these restrictions:

  • No more than 5% of the total work can be copied
  • No more than one chapter per book or one article per journal issue can be copied.

Here are a couple of quick copyright flowcharts: excluding crown copyright and crown copyright

Visit the University's webpage on copyright for further information regarding copyright matters commonly encountered at the University.

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International team head to Papua New Guinea to measure volcanic carbon degassing

Sep 01, 2016

An international team of scientists is traveling to the islands of Papua New Guinea this September to study degassing from active volcanoes in remote jungles there. Some of these volcanoes are among the most active on Earth, ejecting a significant proportion of global volcanic gases into the atmosphere.

Mistaken Point - Canada's 10th geological World Heritage Site

Aug 02, 2016

The ancient rugged coastline of Mistaken Point on Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula face the winds and waves of the Atlantic Ocean. It can be a difficult place to work, but nevertheless it has been a mecca for geologists for over several decades now.

An underestimated Kevan

Jul 21, 2016

Douglas Palmer on the Sedgwick Museum’s giant Pliosaurus cf. kevani in the latest edition of Geoscientist

Oesia – a new tube worm from deep Cambrian times

Jul 21, 2016

Collections up close, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

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