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Geography and the Environment: Getting Started

Guide to the latest and most useful research resources for geography and the environment

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This guide provides links to the key library resources for Geography and Environmental Science. Please use the tabs above to access the different types of resource available to you.

If you wish to ask a question, recommend a resource for purchase or make an appointment for help using the library resources, then please contact the Subject Specialist for Geography, Andy Kernot. Andy is based in the Radcliffe Science Library. 

The Radcliffe Science Library

The Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) is the main science research library at the university and is part of the Bodleian Libraries at Oxford.




+44 1865-272800

Geography collection move

As part of the RSL redevelopment project, geography books will move permanently from the RSL to the Bodleian Social Science Library. The move will commence in mid-July 2019 and will involve approximately 11,000 items. All items will be interfiled in the SSL’s open shelf collections.

Books in transit will be unavailable for a short time (up to 72 hours). 

Geography UG and MSc dissertations will also move to the SSL.

Geography books currently on loan should be returned to the RSL until further notice.

If you have any queries, please contact the Geography Subject Librarian, Andy Kernot, +44 (0)1865 272839).

Key Resources

These are some of the main databases for Geography and the Environment. Details of further library resources can be found using the tabs at the top of this webpage.

SCOPUS - SCOPUS is a multi-subject database that provides access to journal articles and other academic resources for topics including development studies, the earth sciences, ecology, geomechanics, human geography, and oceanography.

Web of Science - contains the Social Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index and Arts and Humanities Citation Index and will search academic journals covering a range of topics within human and physical geography.

Proquest - Proquest is a different collection of academic and some other types of resource that covers a range of social science topics including environmental sciences, acquatic and water resources alongside economics and politics.

Digimap - Digimap provides access to online maps and spatial data of Great Britain including current Ordnance Survey maps, Geology Digimap and Digimap Historic for older maps.

Guide: Remote Access

The main method of accessing subscription resources off campus is:

Single Sign On (SSO) - This allows you to access most e-resources as if you were on campus. 

Further information about the SSO can be accessed at IT Services


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Andrew Kernot
Radcliffe Science Library,
Park Road,
01865 272839


School of Geography and the Environment

Oxford University Centre for the Environment
(Dyson Perrins Bldg.)
University of Oxford
South Parks Road

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