United States Department of Agriculture Soil Surveys
Soil surveys have been published by the United States Department of Agriculture for over 100 years. The Department has a listing of all surveys, including online editions, here: List of Soil Surveys by State The University of Texas Libraries own most printed editions of these surveys, as well as a few in CD-ROM format. Surveys for Texas:
Most Texas Soil Surveys are available in the Perry-Castañeda Library and the Walter Geology Library. Search the Library Catalog for holdings.
To find a specific survey in the Library Catalog, type the county and state names as a Title Keyword Search.
Example: TK Travis Texas Soil Survey
The List of Soil Surveys by State gives a complete listing of published surveys. Sample Texas Soil Surveys Online:
Soil surveys published after 1960 for other states and U.S. Territories are shelved on the 6th floor of the Perry-Castañeda Library. Surveys completed before 1960 are in remote storage and can be requested by using the link provided in the online catalog record.
To find a specific survey in the Library Catalog, type the county (or parish) and state (or territory) names as a Title Keyword Search.
Example: TK Dade Florida Soil Survey
The List of Soil Surveys by State gives a complete listing of published surveys.