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The Ohio Geology Publications Catalog features thousands of publications, maps, and educational materials on numerous earth science topics, including energy resources, bedrock & glacial geology, fossils, minerals, groundwater, and more. Enter and search your keywords, then use the arrows in the column headings to sort the results by location, author, etc.

If you are unable to find a publication of interest, or if a publication is not available for download, please contact the Geologic Records Center for assistance.

Quadrangle Index Maps

For topographic and other maps and publications published on a quadrangle basis, use the index maps to help locate the quadrangle name for your area of interest:

Index to 7½- and 15-minute quadrangles (pdf) (pdf)

Index to 30✕60-minute quadrangles, printed in Educational Leaflet 16 (pdf)

Ohio Geology Newsletter Index

Published regularly from 1981 through 2010, the Ohio Geology newsletter included a feature articles, editorials from the Division chiefs, announcements, and other information. Click here to use the index to help you locate an issue.

Key to Publications Series Abbreviations

Geology Publications

AR = Annual Report
B = Bulletin
DDF = Digital Data File
EGSP = Eastern Gas Shales Project
EL = Educational Leaflet
GN = Geological Note
GB = Guidebook
GF = GeoFacts
HO = Hands-On Earth Science
IC = Information Circular
M = Map Series
MR = Miscellaneous Report
OF = Open-File Map
OFR = Open-File Report
RI = Report of Investigations
RP = Report of Progress
RS = Reprint Series
Vol = Volume

Groundwater Publications

MWIR = Monthly Water Inventory Report
WB = Water Bulletin
WFS = Water Fact Sheet
WGWR = Groundwater Resources County Map
WGWPP = Groundwater Pollution Potential Map
WGWPS = Groundwater Potentiometric Surface Map
WIC = Water Information Circular
WIR = Water Inventory Report
WMR = Water Miscellaneous Report
WNPSP = Water Non-point Source Pollution Report
WRBGR = River Basin Groundwater Resource Map
WTR = Water Technical Report
WTRI = Technical Report of Groundwater Investigations

Digital Map Series

BG = Bedrock Geology, Topography, & Structure
CEA = Coastal Erosion Area
EG = Environmental Geology
IM = Industrial Minerals
LE = Lake Erie
MG = Miscellaneous Geology
PG = Petroleum Geology
SG = Surficial Geology

How to Obtain Publications

Publications available in digital format will include a link for downloading the document. Many publications, including bound books and reports and print-on-demand maps, are available for purchase by contacting the Geologic Records Center:

ODNR Division of Geological Survey
2045 Morse Road, Bldg. C-1
Columbus, OH 43229-6693
Telephone: (614) 265-6576
E-mail: geo.survey@dnr.ohio.gov

Orders can be charged to VISA or MasterCard. Tax and shipping will be added to all purchases, as applicable. Click here to download an ordering form.

Out-of-print publications are no longer available for purchase, but they may be consulted in the offices of the Geological Survey and in many public and technical libraries.

Newly released reports and maps are announced in several ways, including ODNR press releases, social media and the Division News section of our website.

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