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Earth Sciences

Browse the shelves

Browse the book-shelves by call number range.

3rd Floor

G          Geography (General), Atlases, Maps

GA       Mathematical Geography. Cartography

GB       Physical Geography

GE       Environmental Sciences

GF       Human Ecology. Anthrogeography

4th Floor

QE1-350.62       Geology (General)

QE351-399.2     Mineralogy

QE500-639.5     Dynamic and Structural Geology

QE551                Seismology

QE521-545        Volcanoes and Earthquakes

QE640-699         Stratigraphy

How to search for books in the Catalog

Use the online library catalog to find books, video recordings, journal titles, and other material in the University Libraries' collection.  You can search by Author, Title, Subject or Keyword.

The easiest way to start searching is by keyword.  A keyword search will look for terms in the title, author, and subject fields.  Example: management small business.

  1. When you find a book that seems relevant, click on the title and then on the "Subject(s):" link in the record to locate similar books.
  2. Copy down the call number and location.
  3. Go to your floor and locate the book (check with User Assistance if you have problems)
  4. Remember that books marked Oversize will be located on the east end of the 3rd and 4th floors.

You can also search Worldcat to find books using subject or keywords.  If you find something in Worldcat that we don't have at UofM Libraries, you can get it through Interlibrary Loan 

Catalog QuickSearch

If you just want to do a keyword search of the catalog you can use QuickSearch. 


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Catalog QuickSearch is a new way to search the University Libraries' resources. You can start with a broad concept (keyword) and quickly find what the Library has available on a topic. It automatically applies all possible limits to your topic, enabling you simply to select the ones of most interest to you. Automatic limits, and other features, make it easy for you to sort from among many resources to find what you want. Catalog QuickSearch covers the library catalog and selected fulltext databases.:

Need a book we don't have?

If the University of Memphis Libraries does not own a book you need you have several options:

You can request the book through our Interlibrary Loan service.  It's free and the book will usually arrive within ten days.

You can search WorldCat for libraries in Memphis that own the title or you can search the catalogs for the libraries in town.  We have a reciprocal lending agreement with the college libraries in Memphis so you can go there with your UoM ID card and check books out.