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Minerals and Rocks - Longview

A guide devoted to the study of the earth's composition

Our Catalog - Longview

Checking Out or Requesting a Book

Information regarding how to check out a book, place a book on hold, request a book from another library, and access an ebook can be found on our LibGuide, Longview - Introduction to the Library and Research.

Dewey Numbers for Minerals and Rocks and Related Topics

548  Crystallography
549  Mineralogy
550  Earth sciences 
551  Geology, hydrology, meteorology
552  Petrology  5530Economic geology 
553  Economic geology 
554  Earth sciences of Europe 
555 Earth sciences of Asia 
556  Earth sciences of Africa 
557  Earth sciences of North America 
558  Earth sciences of South America 
559  Earth sciences of other areas

Minerals and Rocks Circulating Books

Minerals and Rocks eBooks

Keywords and Subject Headings

Keywords are incredibly important in your search for books, articles, websites, and other resources. Search results can only be as good as the information you put into the search bar, so think carefully about your search terms. When using catalogs and databases, avoid typing questions, but rather use words and terms that are appropriate for academics. 
Keywords for Minerals and Rocks
Mineralogy
Geology 
Earth Sciences
Rocks
Igneous Rocks
Sedimentary Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks

Search Tips
Utilize the Advanced Search feature for databases, catalogs, and search engines.
Limit the search results by date, publisher, file type, and more. 
Type in multiple keywords separated by AND, OR, or NOT. 
"AND" will only provide results where all of the keywords appear. "OR" will provide results where any of the keywords appear. "NOT" will exclude results that include that particular keyword. 
It is also useful to utilize quotation marks around multi-word terms when you want the term to appear exactly as you type it. For instance if you searched for information about "distracted driving" placing the term in quotation marks tell the search that you only want results where those words appears together. 

Can't Find What You Need?

Students are able to request books for FREE from all over the state of Missouri and have them sent to any MCC campus for pick-up.

 

FAQ:

  • Expect 4 to 7 days for items to arrive.
  • Books check out for an initial period of 4 weeks and may be renewed 1 time if no other requests are pending.
  • Books may be sent to any MCC campus for pick-up.
  • You will receive an email at your student email address when your requested items arrive at your campus library.