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Library Subject Guides

Environment and Geography


Finding Resources

As an Environment and Geography 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 in order to impress your tutors and to develop your research skills.


Books can be a great place to start your reading around a topic.

Environment is a highly interdisciplinary subject and you will find that the books you need are located in different subject sections on the Library. Many books will also be available online as e-books. Look for the links in YorSearch, under the View It section of each book.

Shelf location Subject
A 77 Environment - Ethics
D 1.3 Environment - Human Ecology
DA 9.26 Town Planning (Sociology)
G 3.9 Environmental Policy - Economics
J 344.046 Environmental Protection Law
LA 1.4 Town Planning (Physical)
N Geography
WA Environmental Geology
XM Environmental Science

Journals & databases

All journal titles are listed on YorSearch, and can be found by searching the journal title.

If you don't have a specific title in mind, you can browse journals in your subject area on Browzine. Journals are organised by field of research, such as:


To start a more detailed search for articles and other research evidence, you'll need to use online databases. These are collections of resources that allow you to search for articles from hundreds of different journals at the same time.

Key databases

Maps and images

Business, economics and news