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Online journal access

The Lyell Collection, created to mark the Geological Society of London's 200th anniversary in 2007, represents one of the largest integrated collections of online Earth science literature available. The Collection includes:

and key book series on a single electronic platform, the Lyell Collection is a unique resource for researcher and student alike. 

Find out more about online access options for libraries, institutions and organisations.

Or see the Lyell Collection frequently asked questions help page.


Online access for Fellows

Fellows who subscribe to JGS/QJEGH, GEEA or PG as their membership journal can obtain online access by clicking on the relevant journal link below:

Fellows can login to the Lyell Collection to view the content of their subscribed journal(s) using a username and password. New members can activate their access when the application process is completed.

For a reminder of your Lyell Collection login details, please go to, click 'Login' then 'Forgotten your password?'. The subscriber id required is your membership number. If your email address has changed please contact Membership.

Fellows requiring access to content to which they do not subscribe can still access articles by selecting the pay-per-view option, which is available for all Lyell Collection content.

For further details on the Lyell Collection content Fellows can access as part of their membership, please see access for Fellows.


Online access for other member types

AAG members can access Geochemistry content.

GSG and EGS members can access Scottish Journal of Geology content.

YGS members can access Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society content.

Please click on the link for access activation instructions.

Fellows: if you are also a member of one of these organisations you need to activate a separate username and password to access the relevant content.

EAGE members - please access Petroleum Geoscience content via the EAGE website.