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Geography and the Environment  

Guide to the latest and most useful research resources for geography and the environment
Last Updated: Aug 20, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Key Resources

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography

SCOPUS (includes Geobase)

Ovid SP (includes GeoRef and CAB Abstracts)

ProQuest (includes International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), EconLit, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, etc.)

Manual of European Environmental Policy

Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO)

Lyell Collection (full text from the Geological Society of London)


Guide: Remote Access

The main method of accessing subscription resources off campus is:

Single Sign On. Sign on to SOLOOxLIP+ or your University email and your browser retains the sign on. This allows you to access most e-resources as if you were on campus. 

For further information see the Bodleian Libraries remote access guide.

Other useful guides include:-

Reference Management

Oxford Research Archive

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Awards for Publications

Royal Geographical Society - IBG Gill Memorial Award  is conferred as an encouragement to geographical research in early career researchers who have shown great potential

Dr. Richard Powell, University Lecturer in Human Geography, for research on historical and Polar geography.


Geography LibGuide

This 'Getting Started' page gives you links to key resources and information about new publications. The tabs above lead to more in-depth information about:

Finding journal articles

E-books & online reference works

Theses & dissertations

News & analysis



If you wish to ask a question, recommend a resource for purchase or book a research appointment, then please contact the Subject Specialist for Geography, Sue Bird.  Sue is based in the Radcliffe Science Library and runs a weekly "surgery" in the Department.  Suggestions about this online guide are also very welcome!


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New Books

For the very latest additions to the Radcliffe Science Library in all aspects of Geography please visit

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Arid and Semi-Arid Geomorphology - Andrew Goudie
Call Number: GB 611 GOU 2013
ISBN: 9781107005549
Publication Date: 2013-05-27
A state -of-the-art synthesis of four decades of research with an international perspective from a world leader in the subject.

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Working Lives : gender, migration and employment in Britain, 1945-2007 - Linda McDowell
Call Number: RSL : HD 9980.5 McD 2013
ISBN: 9781444339185
Publication Date: 2013-07-15
This book draws on more than two decades of in-depth research to explore the changing nature of women's employment in post-war Britain and presents an example of theoretically located empirical analysis of labour market change in contemporary Britain.

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography - Nuala C. Johnson; Richard H. Schein; Jamie Winders
Call Number: RSL Level 2 GF41 WIL 2013
ISBN: 9780470655597
Publication Date: 2013-04-29

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Oxford University Centre for the Environment
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Research Methodology

There is a wide variety of material within the Radcliffe Science Library on research methodologies suitable for dissertation or thesis preparation.

This includes material on the actual process of academic writing, citation principles, etc.

For a list of recent material in this area please visit

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The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism - Colin Neville
Call Number: RSL Level 2 LB2369 NEV 2010
ISBN: 0335241034
Publication Date: 2010-02-01

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