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Subject Guides

Environment and Geography

Books and e-books

Welcome to your online guide to finding resources for Environmental Science, Environmental Economics and Ecology, and Environmental Geography


Book shelves in the LibraryBooks are a great place to start your research. They contain useful summaries about what's happening in your field and can help you to establish the key theories and background of your research. As well as books specifically covering your subject, the Library also holds lots of titles to help you develop your study skills.

Books contain references to other resources that you can explore for more in-depth information when you have understood the basics.

How to find them

Environment is a highly interdisciplinary subject and you will find that the books you need are located in different subject sections on the Library. All our resources are listed on YorSearch, the library catalogue, but do always ask a member of library staff for help if you need to find particular items. Some books will be available as e-books that you can access online from anywhere; look for the View It link in YorSearch.

Each of your modules will have a reading list of suggested books - look for the Resources link on each module site in the VLE.

Click to reveal a list of common shelf locations for Environment

Key Texts Collection

Books which are essential course reading are held in the Key Texts Collection on the ground floor. You can borrow a Key Texts item for up to 4 hours during the day, or overnight from 18:00 until 10:00 the following day.

E-book collections

Help with using ebooks

Our ebooks guide contains all the information you need around accessing ebooks including how to download and view ebooks and detailed guides for a our biggest ebook providers: Dawsonera, Ebrary, EBSCO, MyiLibrary and VLeBooks.