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Catalogues and databases

The fund of the CGS Library contains a unique collection of books, periodicals and off-print in the field of Earth sciences from all over the world in both printed and electronic form. The fund of the library of Ministry of environment and the special collection of mining books are the integral part of this collection of more than 200,000 books.

Searching in information sources of the CGS Library

Searches of the scanned catalogues can be made alphabetically by author, title of the periodical (the old card catalogue is sorted according to substantives in the title of the publication), and by factual content (key words, descriptors). On-line catalogue enable extended and combined searches of all bibliographical information.

Some documents are held in a separate depository outside Prague and it is necessary to order them in advance. All offprints, handbooks and older journals and older monographs are stored there.

On-line catalogue

These catalogue contain the titles of books, offprints, electronic publications, periodicals to which the CGS library subscribes, and classified lists of papers about the geology of the Czech Massif and related geological units by Czech and foreign authors published in Czech and foreign periodicals, and monographs deposited in the library collection. Cataloguing of the earlier publications is currently being completed.

General Catalogue

The general catalogue is the scanned index of books, periodicals and off-prints covering the period 1850 -1986. It contains about 125,000 entries. The catalogue is arranged according to substantives in the name of the publication (including periodicals), and the names of authors. The catalogue was set up in 2001.

Geological Bibliography – Author Catalogue

This scanned bibliographical catalogue of articles, papers, offprints and books published in the Czech and Slovak Republics during the years 1928-1989 is arranged alphabetically by author and contains 100,000 entries. It is now closed.

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