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Environmental Management for Continuing Education: Continuing Education Collections

A guide to resources for students of Environmental Management

Key resources

These books are essential reading for the Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques, and available in the Rewley House Continuing Education Library.


Books of interest to students of this subject are shelved in the Lower Library under the following classification numbers (Dewey Decimal Classification):





Science (general, history)


Biology & Life sciences




Physical sciences

Earth sciences

Ecology and conservation


Plant biology







Books (both print and electronic) are catalogued on SOLO, the Oxford Libraries catalogue, available at


Oversize books and pamphlets are located at the left end of the Lower Library. Reference books are in the Reading Room.


Reference Books

The following reference books are shelved in the Reading Room, as well as other bibliographies, dictionaries and encyclopaedias:

Cambridge Illustrated Dictionary of Natural History 508 LIN
Encyclopaedia of Ecology and Environmental Management          574.5 CAL
Environmental Information: A Guide to Sources 574.5 LEE
The Environment Dictionary 574.5 KEM
Oxford Dictionary of Ecology 575.5 OXF
Oxford Dictionary of Plant Sciences 581 OXF


Dissertations and theses

Dissertations written by Continuing Education students for the MSt in Sustainable Urban Development are available for consultation in the Library. Recent years are shelved under the stairs in the Lower Library, ask staff for older titles. A list of titles held is available in the Library.

For more information on searching for theses in general, please see the Theses and Dissertations guide.


The Library has current subscriptions to the following key Science journal titles in print format:

  • BBC Wildlife - last three years
  • British Wildlife 1992-
  • Conservation Land Management (formerly Enact) 2004 -
  • New Scientist - last three years

All our journals are catalogued on SOLO. 

Journals are all for use in the Library only. Current issues are displayed on the periodical stand in the Reading Room while back issues may be found in the Science sequence of the periodicals section in the Lower Library.

Many e-journals are available. For more information, select the Finding Articles page