Geography, Geology and Environment resources

Your Liaison Librarian: Julie Beard      email:     tel: +44 (0)1782 734162

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Web of Science
Search a variety of databases, including Web of Science Core Collection, Medline and Biosis Citations Index. Search across all databases simultaneously, or select specific ones from the drop-down menu.

EBSCO: Earth/Environment databases
Includes GreenFILE (covering all aspects of human impact to the environment) and Academic Search Complete (multi-disciplinary).

ProQuest: Science and Technology databases 
Cross search a variety of databases including GeoRef, Agricultural & Environmental Science Collection, Earth & Environmental Science Collection, Atmospheric Science Collection and Aquatic Science Collection. Search all databases simultaneously, or select specific ones by clicking on 'Change databases'. You can search GeoRef on its own using the link provided on this page.

GeoRef - ProQuest
Geosciences, geochemistry, geophysics - journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. You can also search GeoRef at the same time as other ProQuest databases by performing a cross search with the ProQuest: Science and Technology databases link on this page.

Leading scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters.

GeoScienceWorld (GSW)
US-based nonprofit collaborative and comprehensive internet resource for research and communications in the earth sciences, which is based on a core database of peer-reviewed journals and is integrated with the GeoRef index.

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.

VLeBooks (previously DawsonEra)
One of our core ebook collections with many titles relevant for Geography, Geology and Environmental Sciences.

ProQuest Ebook Central
This ebook platform is another of our core ebook collections.

Issues in Environmental Science and Technology
Provided by The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Web-based service delivering digital map data and high-quality cartographic products. Keele is subscribed to the entire Digimap collection

Old Maps Online
Gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world.

National Library of Scotland - Map Images
High-resolution, zoomable images of over 200,000 maps of Scotland, England, Wales and beyond.

Maps - The British Library
The British Library collection of maps, plans and views is one of the largest in the world, numbering some 4.5 million

Atlapedia Online
Full colour physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
Collection of world maps, hosted by The University of Texas.

School of Geography, Geology and the Environment - online reading lists
Access the recommended reading for your modules.

British Library EThOS
The British Library ETHOS project provides electronic access to research theses from many UK universities.

Search engine and digital library for scientific and academic papers.

European Newsstream - ProQuest
Provides the searchable full-text of articles published in around 30 UK newspapers including The Times, Telegraph, Guardian and The Independent.

Geomorphological Techniques
Online techniques manual for geomorphologists, outlining current methods.

Google Scholar
The most famous web search engine can search for academic journals and literature too. In Google Scholar’s settings you can also customise your results to quickly see which of them you have full-text access to through Keele Library. To get this working, before you perform your search click on Settings and type 'keele' into the Library Links search box. Tick the Keele University – view online @Keele box, click on Save Preferences and you're ready to go. When you've typed in your search, any results with ‘view-online@Keele' link next to the title provide a direct link through to the article.

Keele Research Repository
A digital archive of research and enterprise output produced by Keele University staff.

Access to Nature, a leading weekly international science journal, from 2007 onwards.

Nature Precedings
Pre-publication research and preliminary findings.

NDLTD (Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations)
Details of theses and dissertations from universities in the United States and worldwide.

A news and business service which includes around 12,000 publications, including worldwide, national and local newspapers.

Reference management software which you can use to import, manage and save references from your research, whether they are from books, library databases, journals, web pages or other sources. You will need your Keele username and password to access RefWorks.

Full text access to Science journal. Access is from 1880 to the current issue.

Springer Nature Grand Challenges Programme
Searchable portal covering the topics of: sustainable cities; global heath; climate change; digitally transformed world; food-energy-water nexus.

UK Air 
Air information resource, with statistics, data and reports relating to air quality in the UK.

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