The Geological Society of London

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About The Geological Society of London

The Geological Society of London was founded in 1807 and is the UK national society for geosciences with over 12,000 members. It is a global leader in Earth science publishing, dedicated to providing a high-quality service throughout the world.

The Lyell Collection

The Lyell Collection is an online collection comprising the Geological Society’s journal titles, Special Publications and key book series. Cutting edge science sits alongside important historical material, benefiting from the extensive functionality of Highwire, the hosting platform. With more than 280,000 peer-reviewed pages, 28,000 articles and 1,000 volumes, focused on multiple geological disciplines the Lyell Collection is an invaluable tool for researcher and student alike.

Lyell Collection Journal Content:

Book series:

Special Publications are renowned for their high quality of science and production. Each volume focuses on a specific theme and represents a balanced, state-of-the-art treatment of the subject matter. The Society publishes around 20-25 volumes each year and articles from each volume are available Online First before the hardcopy appears in print.

Special Publications Archives

This extensive 400 volume archive can be purchased outright for a one-off fee allowing perpetual access with no annual maintenance charge. Series access can also be purchased as an annual subscription or as part of the Lyell Collection Complete.

400 volumes are available in four separate archives or two sets

  • Volumes 1 to 100
  • Volumes 101 to 200
  • Volumes 201 to 300
  • A 300 volume set, volumes 1-300
  • Volumes 301 to 400
  • Or as a 400 volume set, Volumes 1-40

Historic content:

Lyell Collection Features

  • MARC records: Free for book content on the Lyell Collection -
  • Discovery services: Content is indexed in EBSCO Discovery, Primo and Summon
  • CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots Of Copies Keep Stuff Safe): All 28,000 articles on the Lyell Collection are stored safely and securely online—
  • Usage reports: Counter usage reports and SUSHI feeds available
    through Highwire Administrator Toolbox -
  • Perpetual access: With your subscription to Lyell you will have perpetual access to the backfile that correlates with your subscription request.

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