Geography and environment

Providing access to quality Geography and environment resources and subject support.

Databases View more

Here are the key databases/online resources to start finding information in your subject area. Click on 'View more' to go to the full listing for the Library, and use the filters to find more for this subject and others.

Additional access to digital resources during COVID-19

Temporary access to additional resources is now available to support students and staff during the Covid-19 pandemic. In light of the current movement restrictions, the Library has worked with a number of publishers and content providers who have opened up some or all of their digital content to support our students and academic staff during this period.

The list includes content that the Library may not currently subscribe to. It is important to note that these resources are only available because of the exceptional situation we are currently facing, and the Library will not be able to make many of these resources available after the period of free access. There is no guarantee that publishers will continue to make content freely available and may remove access to the additional, unsubscribed content without notice. Normal licence restrictions apply.

Digimap

An online map and data delivery service which offers a number of data collections, including Ordnance Survey, historical, geological, LiDAR and marine maps and spatial data.

Click on login and enter Loughborough as the institution you would like to sign in with. Choose Loughborough University from the list NOT Loughborough University (ATHENS).  You will be asked to complete a registration form the first time you use this service.

Click here for Accessibility options.

Books Catalogue

The shelf marks tell you where you can browse for books on popular topics in the Library (the level is for the Library in Loughborough). Click on ‘Catalogue’ to search for specific books and check their availability.

Subject / title Pilkington level Shelfmark
Human geography 2 304
Physical geography 2 910
Mapping and GIS 2 910
Geomorphology and climate 1 551

Videos View more

Use the videos to learn more about some resources or finding information.

Frequently asked questions View more

Here are some of the most popular questions asked by students in this subject. If you have a different question, check 'View more' or ask your Academic Librarian.

How can I access an article in a database?

Some databases provide the full-text of the article in the database in either HTML or PDF format. Others just give you the basic details but you have to access the full-text via a link that might say 'SFX' or 'Full-text'.

If you are on-campus or have the VPN activated on your device when you are off-campus, you should click on the link and it will take you to the full-text if the Library subscribes to the journal.

If it doesn't do this, then search Library Catalogue Plus to see if we subscribe to the journal you need (including the correct year).  If you get stuck, contact the Library (library@lboro.ac.uk).

How do I access an eBook?

From Library Catalogue Plus look at the options at the side of the page and click on ‘eBook’ in the ‘Format’ section to limit the results to eBooks. Click on ‘Get full text’ to open the eBook.

How do I access resources off-campus?

You need to search via the VPN when you are off campus, this link will show you how to download this onto your device.

How do I reference correctly for my school or department?

You need to find out which referencing style your lecturer, supervisor or marker is expecting you to use.  This information is usually in a school or department handbook and in Learn. If you get stuck, contact your Academic Librarian.

Why can't I access the article I have found on Google or another search engine?

You can only access a journal article if the Library subscribes to it. If we do and you are on-campus, or have the VPN activated on your device if you are off-campus, you should be able to get straight to it.

If you still can't access it, then search Library Catalogue Plus to see if we subscribe to the journal you need (including the correct year) . If we do, but you still can't access it, contact the Library (library@lboro.ac.uk).