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Environment and Geography

Find environment resources

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

Where to start

As an Environment student, you are expected to find and use high-quality literature. You'll need to use a range of different sources and demonstrate your ability to find good results. Your resource list and YorSearch (the Library catalogue) are a good place to start but you'll need to look further afield. These pages will show you how to do this. This page contains information on how to search YorSearch and also how to start thinking about searching for literature that isn't on your reading list. Check out the academic sources tutorial for an overview of the kinds of materials you are expected to find. The others pages in this section are:

  • Books and ebooks - information on ebook collections relevant to Environment students
  • Journal articles -  includes information on what journals are and why you should be using them as well links to relevant resources. There are also some database search tips.
  • Websites - some suggested reliable web resources

Using YorSearch

YorSearch is the place to look for books, journals, and other materials held by the Library.

Getting to grips with YorSearch  (click to reveal)

Looking beyond your reading list...

If we don't have it...

We can't afford to buy a copy of everything ever. If we don't have what you need, here are some options:

Google Scholar

Search for academic materials like journal articles, peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports.

When you use a campus-networked PC, Google Scholar will automatically link to the University of York library catalogue and display articles where we have full-text access. When off campus, you will need to select University of York - Full Text @ York in the Settings option (under Library Links).

Watch our Google Scholar video for more information.