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Geography - Recommended Sources

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Also available as an electronic resource within Credo Reference.

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An online reference collection, featuring full-text content from subject-specific reference titles. Do a keyword search of the whole collection or browse for a reference work by subject. Get help planning your research by visualising your topic with a concept map.

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This encyclopedia has a very wide coverage of topics within the Quaternary sciences reflecting the complex and interdisciplinary nature of the science.

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This resource is an interdisciplinary module of regularly updated, peer reviewed ‘featured articles’ written by individuals or groups of experts in a particular field. The range of subject areas include Atmospheric Sciences, Bioscience, Energy and Natural Resources, Geoscience, Global Change, Hydrology and Oceanography. This contains Treatise of Geomorphology, Geophysics and Geochemistry.

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This collection consists of 130 titles covering a wide range of earth science and geography topics e.g. Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards.

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This fantastic resource has captured UK terrestrial TV and radio programmes from 2007 onwards for anyone in UK universities to watch for free. Look out for all the useful documentaries.

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This online resource is updated daily. It provides a guide to environmental regulations and information relating to compliancy and implementation of sustainable measures for business. Topics include air pollution, climate change, energy, waste, water and contaminated land. Guidance is provided on the latest legislation news and developments.

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Digimap is a collection of EDINA services that deliver maps and map data of Great Britain. We have access to Digimap, Historic Digimap and Geology Digimap. A video guide is also available for this resource: https://www.youtube.com/user/EDINADigimap

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Key facts and statistics for every country in the world, plus very useful, background essays by country experts covering the contemporary history, politics and economics of each country. There are also background essays on international and regional organisations. The statistics are searchable and let you create comparative charts across countries.

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Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union and its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.

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Geofacets not in Discovery 

Geofacets provides access to hundreds of thousands of geologic maps from a wide range of trusted publications. It covers a wide spectrum of geologic disciplines including areas such as Paleogeography, Oceanography, Hydrology, Meteorology and Pedology. An online user guide is available.

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The UK Data Service is a comprehensive resource funded by the ESRC to support researchers, teachers and policymakers who depend on high-quality social and economic data

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Provides access to a wide range of thematic data and links to regional and neighbourhood statistics.

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The UNDP commissions the annual Human Development Report which focuses the global debate on key development issues.

Geography books can be found on the First Floor of the Library. Remember that you must use the Library Catalogue to find the books you want rather than just browsing the shelves.

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You may also find relevant resources listed under: Biology and Earth Sciences.

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