The core collection of geographical resources is located in the Geography Library but several other libraries in the system (see below) contain much of relevance. Over Summer 2015 the geographical sciences collection books and journals will re-locate to the Wills Memorial Library. Henceforth, the Wills Memorial Library will be home to the Earth Sciences, Geographical Sciences and Law collections.
Can be used by staff and postgraduate students of the University. For details of holdings and access, please contact Barbara Costello.
Held in the Department of Earth Sciences. Contact Andrew Hook for further details.
A wide range of materials to support courses are available in the Library (ask at the Issue Desk):
Photocopied articles: these are not on the catalogue, and are referred to on reading lists only. Ask for them at the Issue Desk. They are confined to the Library.
Student handbooks, dissertation guides, etc. Please ask at the Issue Desk for these.
Further details of PhD, MSc and DSc theses of staff and students of the Department, are available in the thesis collection in the Geographial Sciences Library.
Located in Special Collections at the Arts and Social Sciences Library. Formerly part of the library of Dr. V.A. and Mrs. J.M. Eyles, the collection was bequeathed to the University in 1986.
The Inter-Library Loans (ILL) service can be used to obtain Items not held in print in the University's branch libraries or available online. There is a charge for this service, though it may be possible to obtain an Inter-library loan voucher to pay for this:
This section includes only a few suggestions from the many sites available.
Note: see also links from other related subject resources sites, such as Engineering, Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences.
The following reference works in the Geography Library constitute a selection of useful reference tools (further details and further reference works can be found on the online catalogue):
|CIA World Factbook (via MetaLib)|
|The companion encyclopedia of geography : the environment and humankind||U2.N3 COM|
|Dictionary of concepts in human geography||U2.N LAR|
|Dictionary of concepts in physical geography||U2.F1 HUB|
|Dictionary of earth sciences||U2.F1 DIC|
|Dictionary of geography||U2.B1 MAY|
|Dictionary of geopolitics||U2.R DIC|
|Dictionary of globalization||U2.R3 JON|
|The Dictionary of human geography||U2.N DIC|
|Dictionnaire de la gťographie||U2.B1 DIC|
|Encyclopedic dictionary of physical geography||U2.F1 ENC|
|Encyclopedia of atmospheric sciences and astrogeology||U2.H ENC|
|Encyclopedia of geochemistry and environmental science||U2.F ENC|
|Encyclopedia of geomorphology||U2.F1 ENC|
|Encyclopedia of human geography||U2.N ENC|
|Encyclopedia of soil science||U2.J ENC|
|The environment dictionary||U2.N3 KEM|
|The Facts on File dictionary of human geography||U2.N GOO|
|Feminist glossary of human geography||U2.N FEM|
|A glossary of geographical terms||U2 BRI|
|Glossary of meteorology||U2.H GLO|
|Macmillan dictionary of the environment||U2.N3 ALL|
|MacGraw-Hill dictionary of geology and mineralogy||U2.F MAC|
|Modern dictionary of geography||U2 SMA|
|The Penguin dictionary of human geography||U2 GOO|
|The Penguin dictionary of physical geography||U2 WHI|
|Item||Location/ reference number|
|The Columbia Lippincott gazetteer of the world, with 1961 supplement||U5 COL|
|Gazetteer of England||U5.231 MAS|
|The international geographic encyclopedia and atlas||U5 INT|
|The Ordnance Survey gazetteer of Great Britain||in the Arts and Social Sciences Library at DA640 ORD|
|Philip's Atlas of the world||U5 PHI|
|Times atlas of the world: comprehensive edition||in the Arts and Social Sciences Library at Folio G1019 TIM|
|Times comprehensive atlas of the world, millennium edition||U5 TIM|
Reading review articles can be a good way of familiarising yourself with a topic quickly.
The following resources contain regular useful review articles and can be found in the Geography Library at location Serial PRO:
Literature references are often written with abbreviated terms. Probably the most troublesome are abbreviated journal titles which can make finding a journal difficult.
To find journal title abbreviations you could try:
If you are unable to find a title you are looking for please ask a member of the Library staff.
For general information, please visit the journal abbreviations page.
Please note: these should not be used in the references that you write, unless they are stipulated by the body or journal that you are submitting your work to.
EndNote is the University of Bristol's recommended bibliographical management software, which can be used to collect, store, organise and manage references, and to output them as reference lists or bibliographies. A particularly useful function is 'Cite While You Write', enabling you to format Word documents, producing bibliographies and adding references within the text.
Updated 28 November 2014 by the University Library
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