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View Resource The British Geological Survey Lexicon of Named Rock Units

Users can search this database of British rock units by rock unit, preferred map code, maximum age of rock unit, and database status code (described at site) and retrieve information about which British Geological Survey (BGS) maps and publications cover those units. For example, a search for Stockdale Group and Ashgil leads to a record citing the lithology, upper and lower boundary definitions,...
View Resource Digital Library for Earth System Education

As the crucial element of the National Science Digital Library that provides information on the area of geoscience, the Digital Library for Earth Science Education (DLESE) provides access to "quality teaching and learning resources about the Earth as a system for a wide range of learners." With an impressive array of materials, it's hard to know where to start, but first-time visitors may wish to...
View Resource Digital Library for Earth System Education [Last reviewed for the Sept. 22, 2006 Scout Report]

The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) is a clearinghouse of high-quality materials for educators, students and scientists "working together to improve the quality, quantity, and efficiency of teaching and learning about the Earth system at all levels." First-time visitors will want to look at the "Getting started with DLESE" section, as it provides a bit of background information,...