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Geography and the Environment   Tags: development, earth sciences, environment, geography  

Guide to the latest and most useful research resources for geography and the environment
Last Updated: Nov 24, 2015 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

For a complete list of All Guides



Association of American Geographers - James Blaut Award  is conferred by the Socialist and Critical Geography Specialty Group of the AAG as part of their mission to promote critical analysis of geographic phenomena, cognizant of geographic research on the well-being of social classes and to investigate the issue of radical change toward a more collective society as well as to discover the impact of economic growth upon environmental quality and upon social equity.

Dr. Patricia Daley, Associate Professor in Human Geography, for research on violence and displacement in Central Africa.


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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  • Find libraries around Oxford
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  • Get information about library WiFi, passwords and photocopying                                                                     
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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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Federal Rivers - Dustin E. Garrick (Editor); George R. M. Anderson (Editor); Daniel Connell (Editor); Jamie Pittock (Editor)
Call Number: RSL : HD1691 FED 2014
ISBN: 9781781955048
Publication Date: 2014-03-31
This groundbreaking book provides a comparative perspective on water and federalism across multiple countries. It explores the water management experiences and lessons learned in ten federal countries and China. The territorial division of power in federations, plus the interconnected politics at the national and regional levels, present a classic governance test for waters shared across multiple political jurisdictions.

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Working Childhoods - Jane Dyson
Call Number: RSL : DS414.2 DYS 2014
ISBN: 9781107058385
Publication Date: 2014-04-03
This book draws upon research in the Indian Himalayas to provide a theoretically-informed account of children's lives in a remote part of the world. It shows that children in their pre-teens and teens are lynchpins of the rural economy.

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Earth Transformed - William F. Ruddiman
Call Number: RSL Level 2 GB 54.5 RUD 2014
ISBN: 9781464107764
Publication Date: 2013-09-10

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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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