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GES50Q — Coastal Zone Environment

Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections Research Resources


Three of the SUL/AIR Libraries may meet most of the information needs for this class:

Library Catalogs

Use SearchWorks - Stanford's Web-based Catalog to find the location of needed books, journals, and maps. It offers many new features such as the ability to search full records to find works by publisher, place of publication, contents notes information, etc.

Some possibly helpful subjects might include:

  • Coast changes
  • Elkhorn Slough
  • Estuarine ecology
  • Geomorphology and Coasts
  • Ocean Waves
  • San Francisco Estuary
  • Sediment transport
  • Suspended sediments
  • Tides

To find books on your subject browse the following call numbers either in Socrates or in Branner or Falconer libraries: GB450+,GC203+, GC300+, QH541.5, or TC224-225.

Search Tips available include: Authors, Journals, Subjects. For more information, check out the helps (using help and ? buttons), or the Frequently Asked Questions pages.

If Stanford doesn't have a document (article, map, book, report) that you need, fill out the appropriate Document Delivery (ILL) online form:

If you have questions, send them to the Branner Reference staff:


Indexes will lead you to articles in journals and series, and to papers in conference proceedings, as well as technical reports. There are 2 sources for the indexes of major importance for this class: CSA and those available via Los Alamos National Labs (LANL):

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Handbooks

Listed here are a just a few of the dictionaries and handbooks, designed to give you a flavor of the types of information available. Either come in and browse the shelves or browse SearchWorks if you can't find the information you need in one of these.

Remember to use the bibliographies at the end of any signed article in Encyclopedias below for further information.

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