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What is in this guide?

This guide presents selected resources related to the geology of US national parks. To find additional material, search the library catalog using common keywords like national parks and geology, or the name of a particular park. You can also browse the Science Library Annex collection in the QE71 - QE79 call number range, or browse virtually by choosing "Advanced Search" under "Search the Catalog" and choosing "Science Library Annex" from the Location dropdown menu.

Article Databases


The following books can be found in the UNC library collection. Click on each title to see more detailed information, including specific location.


Specific Parks

Alaskan Parks


Big Bend

Canyonlands and Arches

Death Valley


Grand Canyon

Great Smoky Mountains

Rocky Mountains

Western Parks

Yellowstone and Grand Tetons



National Park Service

  • Search by Geologic Feature
    Explore national parks by geologic feature. Each topic page links to parks with those features, including caves, fossils, glaciers, volcanoes, and more.
  • Search by Park Name
    Search by name of park to find information about the park's geology.
  • Search by State
    Search by state to locate national parks and learn about the park's geology.
  • Geologic Wonders of the National Parks
    Examples of geologic phenomena at selected parks.
  • Geology in the Parks
    The NPS and USGS present information on general geology topics and the geology of selected parks, including virtual field trips.

U.S. Geological Survey

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