Geography: ATS3554/ATS4554

A guide to resources for the study of geography and environmental sciences

Key Resources for this unit

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Selected resources to help with your research

  • Boolean
    NOT will narrow the search and retrieve records that do not contain the term following it e.g. soil salinity NOT desalination
    AND will narrow the search and retrieve records containing all of the words it separates e.g. climate change AND tourism
    OR will broaden the search and retrieve records containing any of the words it separates e.g. water management OR water governance
  • Phrases e.g. “Climate change” forms a single concept. 
  • Truncation e.g. employ* = employs, employment, employers, employees….
  • Spelling e.g. Organisation or Organization, use ? as the wildcard for all spelling variations.
  • Subject Headings/Keywords are often listed under the title of an article. These can lead to further relevant information
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Getting help from the library

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Essay Writing

Citing and referencing

Comprehensive guide to Citing and Referencing including examples.

Interactive module to help you understand how to use citing and referencing 

Academic integrity, plagiarism and collusion 

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