Online Glossary of Geology from AGI— Free Access through June 30

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A message from AGI: “The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is providing free individual access to its Glossary of Geology Online Service through June 30, 2020 in order to assist students, educators and other geoscience professionals who may be forced to sequester at home due to the spread of COVID-19.

The online Glossary provides access to the more than 39,000 glossary entries contained in the Fifth Edition of the print Glossary. Users can learn the difference between look-alike pairs, such as sylvanite (a mineral) and sylvinite (a rock); the origin of terms; the meaning of abbreviations and acronyms common in the geoscience vocabulary; the dates many terms were first used; the meaning of certain prefixes; and the preferred term of two or more synonyms. Many Glossary entries contain a syllabification guide and background information.

The online Glossary is searchable using terms, words within terms or definitions, categories and Spanish-language equivalents. Boolean operators (and/or/not) are available for each search field. Search fields may also be combined or may be browsed using a pop-up word wheel.

You will need to set up your own password and login to use the Online Glossary.

There is no obligation and AGI does not sell nor rent personal information. If you cannot use the online service, or know someone that can’t, we have a drastically reduced bundle of the print versions of the Geoscience Handbook and Glossary of Geology available for only $80.00.

For more information on this and anything else at AGI please contact John Rasanen at jr@americangeosciences.org.”

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