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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.


    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  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 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 & 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
    geographical_association, geographical association logo Geographical Association The GA is an independent charity with a core objective to further geographical knowledge and understanding through education. The GA promotes and supports geography teaching by producing high quality resources for teachers, running CPD events and influencing policy makers.
    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.
    hospitality_tourism_complete, hospitality tourism complete logo Hospitality and Tourism Complete A full-text database covering all areas of hospitality and tourism, including hospitality law, market trends, food and beverage management and hotel management. In addition to hundreds of full-text journals, it provides magazines, company and country reports, books and newspapers.
    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 Science Direct  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. 
    statista, statista logo Statista Statistics and Studies from more than 22,500 Sources
    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.


    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 Geographical Journal The Geographical Journal has been the academic journal of the Royal Geographical Society, under the terms of the Royal Charter, since 1893. 
    Geography : journal of the Geographical Association Geography is the Geographical Association's international journal for lecturers, teachers and students in Post-16 geography.
    Nature Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science.
    Science  Publishes the very best in research across the sciences, with articles that consistently rank among the most cited in the world. 
    Scottish Journal of Geology  The Scottish Journalof Geology has acted as the focus for papers on all aspects of Scottish geology and its contiguous areas, including the surrounding seas.  
  • Web links for your subject

    Web LinkDescription
    dl_websites, orange cartoon of globe with computer mouse hovering over it  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.

    Geograph* Britain and Ireland

    The Geograph® Britain and Ireland project aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland.

    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.

    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.


  • Getting help

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