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Geography: Home

A library guide for students and staff in the Biological Sciences

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Welcome to the subject guide for Geography, covering both the human and physical strands.Are you looking for the latest information on resources? Here you will find details of the resources we provide access to in your subject area, pointers to other useful sources of information, and where to go for further help and support


Where to find Geography books

Geography is a fascinating and multi-disciplinary subject so be prepared to explore most of the Library floors to find your books.

Here's a few locations and classmarks to get you started:

Floor 6 for sociological, economical, political and cultural geographies: 300-330s

Floor 5 for biological, ecological, geological and environmental geographies: 500s

Floor 2 for introductory texts / overviews of geographies: 910s

Recent book purchases

These titles have recently been added to the University of Huddersfield library collection:


Nature is ranked as the most highly cited interdisciplinary scientific journal in the world. Articles published in Nature from 1997 onwards are available via Summon, but if you want to access the most recent issue you should visit the Nature website.

Either browse content by date of publication, or use the 'advanced search' to ensure you are viewing articles which appear in Nature (we don't subscribe to the other titles from Nature Publishing Group)

Printed volumes of Nature (from 1895-2006) are available in the mobile shelving on floor 3 of the Library.

Specialist resources

Add to the results you've identified on Summon by using these specialist resources to find quality journal articles, books and conference papers for your assignments. The following resources provide details of sources (usually including an abstract) and in some cases may also provide a link to the full-text.

For a full list of University of Huddersfield subscriptions see our A-Z list of electronic resources.

For a list of the journals we have full-text access to see our A-Z list of journals.


Ordnance Survey image Digimap provides our main mapping collection and contains a  wide range of datasets. 

Instructions are available here.

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