Open Educational Resources


Here you will find all the resources identified by our tutors as useful for the study of this subject, arranged in ascending alphabetical order. Browse the tiles and descriptions to discover if there are any resources of interest to you, or click on any of the keywords to see resources sorted by more in-depth topics.

Geology (F600): The study of the origin, history, structure and composition of the earth. Encourages understanding of environmental problems and includes techniques on searching for mineral resources and other raw materials.

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Document Earth's chemical composition and mineralogy

Table of rock types and minerals forming the Earth's core, mantle, oceanic crust and continental crust.

Document Geological timescale

Stratigraphic column (Open University)

Link Ian West’s Geology websites

Undergraduate level descriptions of field localities, with geological maps, photos and references. This URL is for the index to Dr IM West’s many...

Geological fieldwork, Geology of the British Isles view
Link USGS (United States Geological Survey) Earthquake Hazards Program

"Realtime earthquake map" and details of earthquakes occurring now (with auto-update by the minute) and over the past seven days.  Click on any...

Earthquakes, Seismology view
Link News and information about geology.

Go to Articles on top bar, to get a wide range of descriptive articles with illustrations, e.g. minerals, rocks, fossils, and much more.


Minerals, Fossils, Rocks, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Geological time, Plate tectonics, Climate change view
Link Open Educational Resources: Geology

A general website leading to various OER in geology.  Search for geology, and select post-secondary for undergraduate-level material.  Text,...

Plate tectonics, Geological time, Geological maps view
Link Geological processes in the British Isles

A course from the Open University that explores the processes that have shaped the British landscape over time, giving insight into the geological...

Geology of the British Isles view
Link NASA Earth Observatory

Photo archive of remote-sensing images.  Links with Global Volcanism Project.   Geology only a small part of the collection; also good for...

Remote-sensing, Volcanoes, Atmosphere, oceans view
Link University of Southampton, School of Ocean and Earth Science: Images of minerals and rocks used in teaching and research.

Indexed images of specimens.  Minerals, igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, labelled photomicrographs.  Click on thin sections and that...

Minerals, Rocks, Thin sections, Fossils view
Link University of Leeds, Structural Geology

Explanations, diagrams, geological maps, photos. Web-based learning for their undergraduate course.

Structural geology, Folds, Faults, Mountains, Alps view
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