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Geological & Planetary Sciences: Geology
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Welcome to Geological & Planetary Sciences Library services at Caltech!

Course Reserves, Fall 2019

Please check back later in September for our Fall 2019 Course Reserves list.

AGU Monograph Series

New AGU Monograph Series E-books now available:

Geological Society of London Special Publications Archive

We now have access to the Lyell Collection of the Geological Society of London Special Publications archive.

Included in this archive are volumes 1-400, covering years from 1964 to 2014.

New Services

New map showing Geology Thesis Map and Data Project:

Our new map shows the coordinates of content in CaltechDATA associated with theses from the Geological and Planetary Science Division at Caltech. Data included from historic theses are supplemental pocket contents such as maps and drawings. Please visit to see the results.


iThenticate - Document Similarity Checking Service now available:

The iThenticate tool for checking the originality of manuscripts has been launched for Caltech Faculty, Post-docs, and Graduate Students.To access it, log-in with your IMSS account at  Then scroll down to Academic Services, and it will be there.For more information or help on iThenticate, see our LibAnswers FAQ, or e-mail us at


Safari E-Books:​

The Caltech Library has subscribed to the Safari Platform of books from O'Reilly Media. This platform offers access to over 40,000 titles on programming books and training videos from O’Reilly Media.  Topics include R, Python, Rust, GitHub, and many more. The video collection currently includes over 800 self-paced tutorials of varying duration (from 2 to over 98 hours). In order to use the new platform, you must register for an account using your email address and log in each time you wish to use the platform. Although this is tedious, this should work seamlessly on- and off-campus (no VPN or proxy required), as well as with their mobile app. Please let us know if you encounter any difficulties or have any other feedback on this resource.  If you want to use this material off-line, you can download the O’Reilly app.  For more assistance, contact us at

Library Classes Schedule - Summer 2019

Newest Papers in Digital Repository from GPS Authors

Head of Research Services

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Gail Clement
Sherman Fairchild Library, 3rd floor

Library Assistant

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Tony Diaz
201 N. Mudd