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Railway Studies

Welcome to the Centre for Lifelong Learning Subject Guide


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You'll find information and resources on this page to support you with Railway Studies.


Search the Library and National Railway Museum collections

Books in the National Railway Museum's library and archive centre, Search Engine, are listed in the YorSearch catalogue.


Shelf locations

Perform a keyword search for rail* on YorSearch to find general texts on the subject. You can also refer to the following specific locations in the University Library:

Shelfmark Floor Subject  
GA 5 1 Transport Economics; Railways
GA 5.0942 1 Railways in Britain

Accessing your reading lists

Books on a shelfEach of your modules will have an online reading list in the VLE where you can access all the recommended reading from your tutors. Click the 'Reading Lists' link in the left-hand menu in the VLE to get started. Happy reading!

Find resources for Railway Studies

For more online resources explore our E-resources Guide.

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.

Google Scholar Search