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Publications of the Illinois State Geological Survey
Full text of ISGS publications, reports, maps is available via the University of Illinois institutional repository, IDEALS. Search or browse all materials or specific ISGS series.
ISGS publication and map series
The ISGS’s seminal publication series, Bulletins are comprehensive reports and reference works of enduring scientific significance that communicate new data and original ideas to other earth scientists.
ISGS Open File Series
Published 1976 to date
Technical or nontechnical reports (including contract/grant reports), maps, cross sections, and other materials (e.g., preliminary results or supporting documentation for some formal publication) that need timely release.
ISGS Special Report
Published 1991 to date
Issue papers, histories, atlases, and other special documents of broad interest and significance to the discipline of geology.
Published 1998 - Date
Short fact sheets on topics of popular interest.
Illinois Geologic Quadrangle Maps
Published 1986 to date
Includes geologic and other maps depicted on U.S.G.S. 7.5-minute, 1:24,000-scale Topographic Quadrangle base maps. Map themes include surficial geology, bedrock geology, drift thickness and other isopachous maps, bedrock topography and other structure contour surfaces, and others.
Illinois County Geologic Map (ICGM)
Published 2007 - date
Maps depicting county or other regional areas typically at a 1:62,500 or 1:100,000 scale. Themes include surficial geology, bedrock geology, isopachous maps, bedrock topography, and others.
Series no longer published:
ISGS Report of Investigation
Published 1924-1968 (ceased)
Summaries of the more important findings for timely release.
ISGS Contract Reports
Published 1979 - 1990 (ceased)
Reports produced to fulfill contract obligations.
Illinois Preliminary Geologic Map (IPGM)
Published 2004-2009 (ceased)
The intent of this series was to publish and rapidly disseminate maps prepared for the STATEMAP component of the U.S. Geological Survey-administered National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program contracts; typically revised and improved for publication later in the Illinois Geologic Quadrangle maps series.
Published 1972 - 1993 (ceased)
A publication of the ISGS Educational Extension section.
Published 1986 - 2002 (ceased)
A newsletter of Survey programs, events, and people.
Oil and Gas Drilling Report
Published 1936 - 1998 (ceased)
Drilling data and statistics were printed in monthly serial reports.
External Publications and Presentations
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