Subject Resources - Geography, Geology & the Environment

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Got a question for the Geography, Geology and the Environment Librarian?

Contact Julie Beard on (01782) (7)34162 or email j.l.beard@keele.ac.uk

Many resources require Keele usernames for off-campus access. Please see our E-resources Access page for further information about this service.

Bibliographic Databases

Bibliographic Databases

These services enable you to find references for journal articles on a particular topic.  Some also index book chapters, conference papers and theses. They provide full bibliographic details for articles (references) and often abstracts (summaries).  Their extensive, international coverage means that items found by your search may not necessarily be available from the Library's collections.

If no full-text link is given for an article, clicking on the @Keele logo will search our e-journals and provide a link to the full-text if available, or direct you to where a paper copy may be found in the Library's print journal collection.  Items not available either online or in print can usually be obtained for a fee through the Inter-Library Requests service

  • Web of Science
    Search a variety of databases, including Web of Science Citations Index, Medline and Biosis Citations Index.  Our Web of Science Quick Guide will help you get started.  Click here for off-campus access.
  • Geobase
    Multidisciplinary database of literature on the Earth sciences including: human and physical geography, geology, environmental sciences, ecology, oceanography, geomechanics, alternative energy sources, pollution, waste management and nature conservation.  Our Geobase Quick Guide will help you get started.  Click here for off-campus access.
  • EBSCO Earth/Environment Databases
    Includes GreenFILE (covering all aspects of human impact to the environment) and Academic Search Complete (multi-disciplinary).  Our EBSCO Quick Guide will help you get started.
  • Science Direct
    Leading scientific collection of journal articles and book chapters. Our ScienceDirect Quick Guide will help you get started.
  • ProQuest Science & Technology Databases
    Cross-search a variety of databases including Aqualine, COS Conference Papers Index, Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Science and Pollution Management, Oceanic Abstracts and Technology Research Database.  Click here for off-campus access.
  • The Lyell Collection (Geological Society publications)
    Searchable database of references and some full-text articles from the Geological Society's journals, special publications and key book series.



 

Electronic Journal Collections

Electronic Journal Collections

These are searchable collections of full-text e-journals.  They often lack the wide-ranging coverage of bibliographic databases, but the full-text of articles are immediately available in the majority of cases.

Other Useful Links

Other Useful Links

Online Maps and Encyclopaedias

Online Maps and Encyclopaedias

  • Atlapedia Online
    Full colour physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
  • Digimap
    Gives online access to Digimap Ordnance Survey, Historic Digimap, Geology Digimap and Environment Digimap.
    Log-in via UK federation button select Keele University from the drop-down list.
  • Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
    Features an archive of more than 230,000 maps in various formats.

Search Engines & Gateways

Search Engines and Gateways

  • Google Scholar
    Use Google to search specifically for scholarly literature.
  • CiteSeerX
    Search engine and digital library for scientific and academic papers

Newspapers

Newspapers

The following services provide full-text access to a large number of newspapers:

  • ProQuest UK Newsstand
    Provides the searchable full-text of articles published in around 30 UK newspapers including The Times, Telegraph, Guardian and The Independent.
  • Nexis UK
    A news and business service which includes around 12,000 publications, including worldwide, national and local newspapers.
  • The Times Digital Archive
    Search the complete digital edition of The Times from 1785-2006. The entire newspaper is captured with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos.

E-Books

E-Books

E-books can be read in full, online, 24-hours a day from on or off campus.

To search for e-books held by the Library, use the advanced keyword option on Library Search and set the material type to 'Electronic Resources' before entering keywords.  The following e-book collections may also be useful:

Our E-books Quick Guide will help you get started.

Theses

Theses

To search for theses held in the Library, use the advanced keyword option on Library Search and set the material type to 'Thesis'. The following resources may also be of use:

  • ETHOS
    The British Library ETHOS project provides electronic access to research theses from many UK universities.
  • Index to Theses
    A searchable listing of theses with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716. You can only access the Index to Theses from computers on the Keele network.
  • NDLTD – Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
    Details of theses and dissertations from universities in the United States and worldwide.
  • PhDData
    An index of doctoral dissertations in progress around the world.

General Study Aids

  • RefWorks
    This is an online reference management software tool which can be used to import, manage and save references from your research, enabling easy creation of bibliographies.  See our Refworks information page for further details.
    View the Quick Guide to Using Refworks 
  • Zetoc
    Use this site to set up "table of contents" email alerts to your inbox when new issues of journals are published.

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