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Subject Resources - Geography, Geology & the Environment
Got a question for the Geography, Geology and the Environment Librarian?
Contact Julie Beard on (01782) (7)34162 or email email@example.com
Many resources require Keele usernames for off-campus access. Please see our E-resources Access page for further information about this service.
- Bibliographic Databases
- Electronic Journal Collections
- Other Useful Links
- Online Maps and Encyclopaedias
- Search Engines & Gateways
- General Study Aids
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.
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.
- Wiley Online Library
Access the full text of over 1,400 journals covering a range of disciplines.
Digital archive of over 1,000 academic journals covering the sciences, social sciences and humanities.
Our JSTOR Quick Guide will help you get started. Click here for off-campus access.
- SAGE Journals
Over 600 peer-reviewed, full text journals with coverage dating back to 1999.
- Taylor & Francis Online
Over 1,500 journals covering a range of disciplines.
- Oxford University Press Journals
Over 250 journals covering many subject areas, including the sciences.
Other Useful Links
Other Useful Links
- Air Quality Archive; the UK National Air Quality Information Archive
Statistics, data and reports relating to air quality in the UK.
- British Atmospheric Data Centre
A large number of datasets in the atmospheric sciences.
- ECOTOX Database
Provides single chemical toxicity information for aquatic and terrestrial life.
- Energy Citations Database
Database of science research citations from the U.S. Department of Energy. Disciplines covered include environmental science, geology, climatology and oceanography.
Retrieve information from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency databases.
- Environmental Fate Data Base
Bibliographic and experimental values data files on environmental fate and physical/chemical properties.
Information on the environmental impact of energy production and use.
- Global Change Master Directory
Provides descriptions of Earth science data sets and services relevant to global change research.
Geospatial information and services for those in education and research.
- ICE Biological Inventory Databases
Species inventories of plants and animals reported from Biosphere Reserves.
- National Climatic Data Center
NCDC is the world's largest active archive of weather data.
- National Sea Grant Library
Marine, coastal and Great Lakes information.
- Nature Precedings
Pre-publication research and preliminary findings
- Toxic Substance Control Act Test Submission database (TSCATS)
Information on unpublished technical reports submitted by industry to the U.S. EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act.
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service On-Line Databases
FWRS has six databases which may be accessed via the Internet.
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.
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
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 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:
- Issues in Environmental Science & Technology (provided by The Royal Society of Chemistry)
- Dawsonera (click here for off-campus access)
- MyiLibrary (click here for off-campus access)
- EBSCO eBooks Collection (click here for off-campus access)
Our E-books Quick Guide will help you get started.
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:
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.
An index of doctoral dissertations in progress around the world.
General Study Aids
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
Use this site to set up "table of contents" email alerts to your inbox when new issues of journals are published.