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Geography: Finding Articles

A Subject Guide for Geography students at The University of South Wales

FINDING ARTICLES

We have access to many thousands of e-journals and print journals.

Searching for a specific journal title?
1. Go to FINDit. Select the Find Journal link.

2. Search here for the title of the journal e.g. American History.

Searching for a specific journal article or generally for a topic?
1. Go to FINDit. Select the Article Search tab.
2. Search here for the title of the article e.g. 'The broken hexagon: French nuclear culture between Empire and Cold War'. 

KEY DATABASES

Compendex Backfile
A comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database with over 3 million summaries of journal articles and conference proceedings including material on environmental engineering, pollution and waste management. Coverage is from 1969 onwards.

Digimap
Gives access to Ordnance Survey map data. Registration is required.

Environmental Management 
A full-text collection of legislation, guidelines and codes of practice from key issuing bodies.

Greenfile
An index covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Topics include climate change, green building, pollution, sustainability and renewable energy.

Science Direct
Elsevier's electronic collection of science, technology and medical full-textarticles and bibliographic information.

Web of Science
A multi-disciplinary index giving access to the Science Citaion Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index and Conference Proceedings.

GOOGLE SCHOLAR

Google Scholar is a great way of searching for information and is a useful supplement to database searches. More information can be found on our Help page.

NEWSPAPERS

Search the archives of UK national and local newspapers by using any of the following resources:

LexisLibrary
European Newsstream (formerly UK Newsstand)

TRIAL DATABASES

Occasionally the Library offers trials of new databases to allow students and staff the opportunity to examine their suitability. Depending on the feedback obtained, and the cost involved, some of these databases may be added to the USW collection. 

Please send us your comments or feedback.

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