Please find our electronic and printed books by searching the blue search box above.
After searching, check left margin for further options. Print-books physically available in the Science Library are marked UBBRB
For books on loan, choose 'reserve', or browse for alternatives using the Virtual Shelf-tab over your chosen book. For browsing our physical shelves, aks staff to help you find the shelves most relevant.
Check here how to access and use e-books, or ask at our desk.
A selection of the most recent titles in Earth Sciences at the library:
Find Earth Science books in the library
550 Earth Sciences and geology
551 Geology, hydrology and meteorology
551.1 Gross structure and properties of the earth
551.2 Volcanoes, earthquakes, thermal waters and gases
551.3 Surface and exogenous processes and their agents
551.4 Geomorphology and hydrosphere
551.6 Climatology and weather
551.7 Historical geology
551.8 Structural geology
552.1 Igneous rocks
552.2 Volcanic rocks
552.3 Plutonic rocks
552.4 Metamorphic rocks
552.5 Sedimentary rocks
553 Economic geology
553.1 Formation and structure of deposits
553.2 Carbonaceous materials
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 Australasia, Pacific Ocean islands, Atlantic Ocean islands, Arctic islands, Antarctica, extraterrestial worlds
All books that you need four your courses are avaliable in the library. One copy is always available for reading in the library and a limited number of copies are available for loan. If something is missing or you think we should have more copies let us know.
Many of the books are also available online. Some can be downloaded as pdf while others can only be read online. Click on 'vis fulltekst' to get access to the books. Here you can find some general information about the use of ebooks. Please do not hesistate to contact us if you have trouble accessing any of the books.
Subjects from the Department of Earth Sciences
GEOV113 / Refleksjonsseismisk datainnsamling og prosessering
GEOV211 / Paleomagnetiske metoder
GEOV219 / Computational methods in Solid Earth physics
GEOV223 / Kvartære havnivåendringer
GEOV225 / Feltkurs i kvartærgeologi og paleoklima
GEOV229 - Geomorfologi
GEOV242 / Magmatisk og metamorf petrologi
GEOV245 / Geomikrobiologi
GEOV251 / Vidergående Strukturgeolgi
GEOV254 / Geodynamikk og basengmodellering
GEOV276 / Teoretisk seismologi
GEOV323 / Terrestrial paleoclimatology
GEOV342 / Radiogen and stabilisotop geokjemi
GEOV359 / Instrumentering og dataprosessering i jordskjelvseismologi
GEOV361 / Sekvensstratigrafi
GEOV366 / Anvendt reservoar modellering
Subjects from the Geophysical Institute
GEOF105 / Atmosfære og havfysikk
GEOF110 / Innføring i atmofærens og havets dynamikk
GEOF210 / Dataanlayse i meteorologi og oseanografi
GEOF213 / Atmosfærens og havets dynamikk
GEOF220 / Fysisk Meteorologi
GEOF230 / Fysisk-biologiske koplingar
GEOF232 / Praktisk meteorologi og oseanografi
GEOF236 / Kjemisk Oseanografi
GEOF328 / Mesoskala dynamikk
GEOF331 / Tidevannsdynamikk
GEOF336 / Vidergåande kjemisk oseanografi
GEOF337 / Fysisk oseanografi i fjordar
GEOF338 / Polar Oseanografi
How to Use E-books
E-books are becoming increasingly common, a number of the University Library's books are only available digitally. Here you find some tipps on how to get access.
Scientific papers appear alongside books, reports etc. also in Oria. The subject specific reference databases listed below offer advanced search functionality lacking from Oria and Google Scholar.
If you are off campus and click the following links, you will first be directed to a log on screen for the UiB proxy server. This makes sure that you get access even though you're outside the UiB network.
Web of Science: Multidisciplinary database with about 8,500 journals from Science Citation Expanded®. With cited reference searching, users can navigate forward and backward.
Geofacets: Geofacets is a database with a geographical search interface that gives access to over 1.5 million georeferenced maps, figures and tables from peer-reviewed Earth Science publications. You can directly download georeferenced files to use them in GIS, Petrel or view them in GoogleEarth.
GeoRef: contains references within earth science, and covers the fields of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, geology, engineering, petrology, oceanography, paleontology, geophysics, seismology, hydrology and geopmorphology. The database covers abstracts of scientific papers, books, theses, reports and maps.
NGUs litteraturdatabase: The database contains references to publications, reports/maps from the mining archive and reports on Norwegian geology. The database consists of several sub-bases: NGU-reports, articles in NGU-publications, maps, master- and doctorate theses in earth sciences, articles from Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift, other geological literature, geological maps and field data.
Subject specific encyclopedias and reference works
- ... Marine Geosciences
- ... Snow, Ice and Glaciers
- ... Soil Science
- ... Solid Earth Geophysics
- ... the World's Coastal Landforms
- ... Coastal Science
- ... Geobiology
- ... Lakes and Reservoirs
- ... Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments
- ... World Climatology (inkl. meteorologi og oseanografi)
- ... Renewable Energy Systems
- ... Geochemistry (d)
- ... Engineering Geology (d)
You can find various atlases in the Science Library either under UBBRB 912 or in the ‘verdensrommet’.
Maps - Norway
Bedrock maps over Norway are located under UBBRB Box 554.81.
You can also find various geological maps online from the Geological Survey of Norway (Norges geologiske undersøkelse-NGU).The database gives an overview of available data and the possibility to download data and maps directly. NGU produces both traditional maps and digital maps , like: Bedrock maps, Quaternary geological maps, Geophysical maps, Geochemical maps, Groundwater maps (hydrogeological), Marine geological maps, Sand and gravel maps, Maps of ore and mineral deposits, Total gamma radiation maps, Thematic and combined maps.
These maps are also available online from http://www.norgeskart.no. You can download the maps in different scales (N2000-N50) and formats (raster and vector) from http://data.kartverket.no/download. The service is free but you have to register. (Guide to open and free goespatial data from norway) You can also find information about boarders and districts on this webpage.
The Norwegian Polar Institute has maps over norwegian polar regions such as Svalbard or Jan Mayen.
Maps about the bathmetry and seabad of norwegian coastal regions can be alo found at mareano.no
Many countries offer similar services as the Geological Survey of Norway.
Geological maps: http://www.sgu.se/
Topographic maps: http://kso2.lantmateriet.se/
Geological maps: http://en.gtk.fi/informationservices/map_services/
Geological maps http://www.geothermal.is/geological-maps
Geological maps: http://www.geus.dk/DK/data-maps/Sider/default.aspx
Topographic maps: http://download.kortforsyningen.dk/ (incl. Greenland 1:250000)
You can find a global overview about geological maps with many links and information at portal.onegeology.org.
Other relevant recources for the reading and writing process
EndNote is a tool for managing references and is available for all students and employees at UiB. The Science Library offers regularly courses on EndNote.
Zotero is a free reference management tool. It is in particular a nice tool for undergraduates and for everyone who is looking for a tool for unix. It does also allow an easy use with BibTeX/LaTeX.
LaTeX Currently the Science Library does not offer a course in LaTeX. You can find a lot of information in free online-tutorials (e.g.here ) or contact the staff at the science library for specific questions.
Søk og Skriv Search and Write (also available in english) is a site for all students who would like to learn more about information gathering and academic writing, independent of institution and subject area.
PhD on Track is a resource for PhD students who are beginning their research career, and who would like to learn more about information- and literature for research purposes, and about how to publish research.
Subject Specialist in Earth Sciences will be happy to make an appointment with you if you need help for your project. Our sercies include
- How to cite and refer various surces correctly in a paper
- How to find and use e-books
- Intellectual property rights issues relating to the publication and use of another's intellectual work
- Publication Fund
- The national system for registration, evaluation and reporting of research and research documentation (Cristin)
- Documentation of search
- Exhaustive and precise search
- Overview of current platforms and databases (with strengths and weaknesses)
- Use of Thesaurus / bases' controlled vocabularies in search
- Analyzing the literature by bibliometric methods