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

  • Getting the best from your searching

    OneSearch is a good place to start your research. However as you progress through your course you will need to develop your searching skills to incorporate other sources.

    Watch the tutorial below for an introduction to searching or access our Finding Information page for more advice.

    How to search

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    Click on the image above or use this link to view the tutorial: How to search tutorial

    You can also sign up to our webinar for guidance on how you can develop your search skills.

  • Eresources and Journals

    We have selected some key eresources and individual journal titles to help you locate relevant material for your subject.


    Eresources allow you to search across multiple sources at one time eg a range of journal articles. Some eresources are subject specific and provide more tailored results.

    In addition to these key eresources you can also explore our full A-Z of eresources.

    academic_video_online, academic video online Academic Video Online Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 66,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including Environmental Studies.
    bbc, BBC logo BBC Landmark Video Collection From the depths of the oceans to the Antarctic Ice cap, from a firsthand view of evolution in animals and plants to Cretaceous Alaska and far-flung corners of the globe, the BBC Landmark Video Collection is your groundbreaking exclusive HD view into our natural world.
    biodiversity_heritage_library, biodiversity heritage library logo Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.” 
    bioline, bioline icon Bioline International

    A not-for-profit scholarly publishing cooperative committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries. Subject areas include crop science, tropical medicine, biodiversity, public health and international development.

    bioone_complete, bioone complete icon BioOne

    Full text access to titles from independent publishers focused in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

    digimap, digimap Digimap Complete Collection

    Digimap is an online map and data delivery service. Digimap provides a number of collections, including Ordnance Survey, historical, geological, LiDAR and marine maps and spatial data.

    environment_sustainability, routledge environment sustainability logo Environment and Sustainability A range of handbooks on the topics of environment & sustainability.
    environment_complete, environment complete logo Environment Complete A database of over 2100 journal titles, 820 of which are full text covering agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts and urban planning.
    greenfile, greenfile logo GreenFILE A bibliographic database (with some full text) of information about environmental concerns of particular interest to those engaged in agriculture, education, law, health and technology.
    proquest, proquest logo ProQuest Science Journals This database is a definitive resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences. With coverage dating back to 1986, ProQuest Science Journals features over 1030 titles, with more than 760 available in full text. Search over 2.7M records, dating back to the mid 1980s.
    science_direct, science direct logo ScienceDirect Science database covering physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities.
    Provides access to the SciVerse hub and Scopus, which can be searched for abstracts and limited full text.
    scitech_premium, proquest sci tech premium logo SciTech Premium Collection The SciTech Premium Collection includes the Natural Science Collection and the Technology Collection and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. 
    web_of_science, web of science logo Web of Science Access to the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions. 
    wildpro, wild pro logo Wildpro The electronic encyclopaedia and library for wildlife covering the natural history, health and management of captive and free-ranging wild animals, the natural history of species of all mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibia to genus level, disease investigation, first aid and care of wild animals, nutrients, toxins and other chemicals, physical environment and habitat use.


    Individual Journal Titles

    Browse or search inside key journal titles for your subject below. For a full range of titles check our A-Z of journals via Journals Search.

    dl_journals, cartoon of an orange journal Animal Behaviour Animal Behaviour is a leading international publication and has wide appeal, containing critical reviews, original papers, and research articles on all aspects of animal behaviour.
    Animal Conservation Animal Conservation provides a forum for rapid publication of novel, peer-reviewed research into the conservation of animal species and their habitats.
    Aquatic Conservation Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems is an international journal dedicated to publishing original papers that relate specifically to the conservation of freshwater, brackish or marine habitats and encouraging work that spans these ecosystems. 
    Conservation Biology Conservation Biology is the most influential and frequently cited journal in its field. The journal publishes groundbreaking papers and is instrumental in defining the key issues contributing to the science and practice of conserving Earth’s biological diversity.
    Conservation Genetics Resources Conservation Genetics Resources promotes the conservation of genetic diversity and advances the study of conservation genetics through the rapid publication of technical papers and reviews on methodological innovations and improvements, computer programs and genomic resources.
    Insect Conservation and Diversity Insect Conservation and Diversity explicitly associates the two concepts of insect diversity and insect conservation for the benefit of invertebrate conservation. 
    Journal of Animal Ecology Journal of Animal Ecology publishes the best animal ecology research that develops, tests and advances broad ecological principles.
    Journal of Applied Ecology Journal of Applied Ecology publishes novel, high-impact papers on the interface between ecological science and the management of biological resources.
    Journal of Ecology A British Ecological Society journal, the Journal of Ecology publishes original research papers on all aspects of the ecology of plants (including algae), in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
    Nature Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)  PNAS is one of the world's most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,100 research papers annually.
    Science Science publishes the very best in research across the sciences, with articles that consistently rank among the most cited in the world.
  • Web links for your subject

    Web LinkDescription
      Biodiversity Heritage Library The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of of a global biodiversity community.
    dl_websites, orange cartoon of globe with computer mouse hovering over it  Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre  A one-stop-shop for Cumbria's biological records, biodiversity and geological information. 

    Natural England

    Natural England is the government’s advisor on the natural environment providing practical advice, grounded in science, on how best to safeguard England’s natural wealth.

    Natural Environment Research Council

    NERC funds world-class science in universities and our own research centres that increases knowledge and understanding of the natural world.

    Society for Conservation Biology

    The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an international professional organisation dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity.

    WoRMS Photogallery

    World Register of Marine Species.

    Zoological Society of London

    The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats


  • Getting help

    Help and AdviceLink
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    If you are experiencing any problems accessing eresources, check our troubleshooting guide for advice.

    Accessing Online Resources
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    If you are experiencing problems logging into a resource, try resetting your university password using the MFA Password Reset Tool.

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    MFA Password Reset 
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