The Society, in conjunction with the Geological Society of Glasgow, publishes the mainstream geological journal, The Scottish Journal of Geology; online access is available via the Lyell Collection.

Digitised archive in the Lyell Collection include:

The collection is fully searchable and the indexes are free to browse.

Free access to the full content of the journal and the transactions is available to members of the Edinburgh Geological Society. This involves a one-off, free subscription activation where you select a username and password. Note that this access is available to all Ordinary, Life, Honorary, Distinguished and Corresponding Fellows; but not to Senior Fellows, Family Fellows, or Associate Fellows (Junior or Glasgow). Glasgow Associates can get access via the Geological Society of Glasgow.

To gain access to the Lyell Collection, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the subscription activation page (or click on the image at the right) and enter your subscriber ID number. This is your four-digit EGS member number prefixed with the letters EGS.
    For example, if you are EGS member 79, your Subscriber ID is EGS0079.
    You can find your EGS member number from the address label of a recent SJG mailing, or you can contact the Membership Secretary – see contact details.
  2. You will then need to select a username and password which you will use to login and view the journal. Once you’ve completed the subscription activation, you will be able to access the SJG site here or using the link from the main Lyell Collection webpage here

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The Lyell Collection is one of the largest online collections of Earth science literature and the EGS contributes towards this invaluable resource for research and study.

Click below to create your EGS login to the Lyell Collection.

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