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Welcome to the subject page for Geography.

This page has been compiled by your subject librarian and will help you to find information for your studies and research. It is not an exhaustive list of everything available, but will point you in the right direction.

Take a look at the Using the library pages for more general information about using our services.

Use OneSearch to find nearly everything that the library has to offer including print books, electronic books, journals and more…


  • Books & Ebooks

    See OneList (online reading lists) for current lists of recommended reading for your course / modules.

    All ebooks, in OneSearch, provide online access from any location. 

    Books on Geography topics are available from our libraries at Ambleside and Lancaster campuses. These can be borrowed in person, or reserved via the One Search and sent to your preferred campus library. As well as core text books for your course, we also have maps and guide books, and a selection of outdoor DVDs.

    Using the Dewey classmark, which appears alongside each entry in OneSearch, you can locate books in the physical library.  Here are some common classmarks:


    Climate change








    Environmental impact assessment


    Environmental law


    Environmental protection








    Human geography




    Landscape design


    National parks




    Renewable energy


    Rural land use




    Sustainable development

  • Journals & Eresources

    Use the Journals Search to discover which geography related journals the library subscribes to in print and electronic versions.

    The following relevant databases subscribed to by the library contain collections of journals, conference proceedings, reports and other material.

  • Websites

    A selection of useful and reputable websites have been collected together for you here.  Obviously many more are available on the web but do make sure you evaluate all websites and any information you find in them before using them in your studies.

    Academic Info - Geography 

    An annotated listing of the best general Internet sites in the field, as well as a gateway to more advanced research tools. You may wish to look at other subject guides on this site to explore their resource lists further.

    American Association of Geographers

    The American Association of Geographers (AAG) is a nonprofit scientific and educational society founded in 1904. For more than 100 years the AAG has contributed to the advancement of geography. Its members from more than 60 countries share interests in the theory, methods, and practice of geography, which they cultivate through the AAG's Annual Meeting, scholarly journals (Annals of the American Association of Geographers, The Professional Geographer, the AAG Review of Books and GeoHumanities), and the online AAG Newsletter.

    British Geological Survey

    This site provides details of the organisation, activities, services and products of the BGS, together with access to a range of resources

    Cartographic standard geological symbol index. Version 3

    Mawer, C.H. (2002) British Geological Survey Research Report, RR/01/01.

    Centre for Economic Performance 

    The CEP is an interdisciplinary research centre at the LSE Research Laboratory in the UK. It is one of the leading economic research groups in Europe. The CEP studies the determinants of economic performance at the level of the company, the nation and the global economy by focusing on the major links between globalization, technology and institutions (above all the educational system and the labor market) and their impact on productivity, inequality, employment, stability and well-being.

    CIA World Factbook 

    The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.


    Eldis is an online information service providing free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on international development issues.

    Geological Society

    Founded in 1807, the Geological Society is the oldest geological society in the world. Today, it is a world-leading communicator of Earth science – through its scholarly publishing, library and information services, cutting-edge scientific conferences, education activities and outreach to the general public. It also provides impartial scientific information and evidence to support policy-making and public debate about the challenges facing humanity.


    The place to discover geospatial information and services for those in education and research.

    Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers

    The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is the UK's learned society and professional body for geography, founded in 1830. We are a world leader in advancing geography and supporting its practitioners in the UK and across the world.As the learned society and professional body for geography, our work champions and advances the discipline with many different audiences, both nationally and internationally, enhancing a shared understanding of our inter-dependent world.

    Royal Meterological Society

    The Royal Meteorological Society is the professional and learned society for weather and climate.
    The Society serves not only those in academia and professional meteorologists, but also those whose work is affected in some way or other by the weather or climate, or simply have a general interest in the weather. The membership includes scientists, practitioners and a broad range of weather enthusiasts.

    UK National Statistics 

    The UK National Statistics Publication Hub is the gateway to the latest statistics release each day by government departments in the UK.

    United Nations Development Programme 

    The UNDP commissions the annual Human Development Report which focuses the global debate on key development issues.