AGI Extends Free and Reduced-Price Resources for Geoscientists

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — To assist the geoscience community during the Covid-19 outbreak, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is extending recently announced free and discounted resource offerings including AGI's Glossary of Geology, Geoscience Handbook, The Geotimes Collection, professional development modules, and education resources.

AGI has been providing free individual access to its Glossary of Geology Online Service, and that access will now continue through August 31, 2020. The online service provides access to more than 39,000 glossary entries contained in the Fifth Edition of the print Glossary. Many entries contain a syllabification guide and background information. To get the free Glossary of Geology Online, go to and set up your password/login.
Also continuing through August 31 are reduced-price publications including the digital edition of AGI's bestselling The Geoscience Handbook, discounted by more than 50 percent to $19.60. The digital edition comes in a PDF that is readable on electronic devices (Android, iPhone, tablet, laptop, desktop). With over 470 pages of crisp, clear graphics, this quick reference tool offers key metrics and concepts, a guide to cornerstone papers and recent developments, and short tutorials on specialized topics. The discount, available for individual purchasers only, is available at Learn more at
If you or your colleagues prefer the printed versions, AGI is offering a bundle of the Glossary of Geology and Geoscience Handbook for $80.00. To learn more, see
Also, The Geotimes Collection, every issue of Geotimes/Earth Magazine (1956-2019) on a flash drive, is 50 percent off at
For  university faculty and students, there are  dozens of modules in the free-to-take Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI) platform, a joint effort of AGI, the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), and the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG). GOLI courses range from 1 to 10 hours in length, addressing geoscience topics and skills from geoscience writing to geoethics to advanced environmental geochemistry. Visit or learn more at
For educators and students in grades K-12, AGI offers access to free resources through its Education GeoSource database, which provides access to find the widest possible collection of Earth science-related classroom activities, teacher professional development opportunities, science education standards documents, virtual field trips, teaching ancillaries, and much more. Find Education GeoSource online at The Earth Science Week website offers hundreds of learning activities, videos, contests, and other educational opportunities organized around this annual international public outreach campaign. Visit Earth Science Week online at
For more information or assistance, please contact AGI's John Rasanen at
About AGI
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit federation of scientific and professional associations that represents over a quarter-million geoscientists worldwide. Founded in 1948, AGI provides geoscientists with access to scholarly information, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and health of the environment.
AGI is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the geoscience community and addressing the needs of society. AGI headquarters are in Alexandria, Virginia.
The American Geosciences Institute represents and serves the geoscience community by providing collaborative leadership and information to connect Earth, science, and people.