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How to Access Journals Online

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 Collections 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. All Fellows are pre-registered on the Lyell Collection so you do not need to activate your access. New members are issued a username and password by the membership office for the Society site and Lyell Collection site when the application process is completed.

Once logged in on the Society site Fellows can navigate between the Society site and the Lyell Collection site without logging in again. On the Society site go to the Lyell Collection page in the Publications section and click on the yellow “Visit the Lyell Collection” button. To return to the Society site from the Lyell Collection homepage click on “Geological Society” (under the search box).

For a reminder of your Lyell Collection login details, please go to, click 'Login' then 'Forgot your user name or 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.

TMS members can access Journal of Micropalaeontology 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.