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Geography, Ecology and Environmental Sciences: Use Dictionaries

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias

Credo Reference - Online reference books including encyclopaedias, dictionaries and thesauri in a wide range of subject areas.

Oxford English Dictionary - the best dictionary to use for your writing

Garner's Environmental Law by Garner, J. F. 

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online - English, French, German, Spanish and Italian


Useful subject dictionaries and encyclopedias

Key databases for your subject

The most useful databases for this subject area are:

  • Academic Search Ultimate: A multidisciplinary database. 
  • GreenFILE: Database covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. 
  • JSTOR: A digitized collection of core scholarly journals. 
  • SCOPUS: An abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources. 
  • ScienceDirect: Full-text content of over 1700 Elsevier journals. 
  • Web of Science: An abstract and citation database of research literature

All of these databases can be accessed either via the Alphabetical list of databases webpage or via the Resources by subject webpage. 



Gale Reference Complete – Major daily and regional newspapers (Gale OneFile News), multidisciplinary journals (Gale Academic OneFile), reference works (Gale eBooks) and primary historical (Archives Unbound) and literary (Gale Literary Sources) archives. 

Lexis Library – provides access to more than 100 national and regional UK newspapers.

Have a look at the full listing of online newspaper databases, including links to historical collections.  


The Library holds various newspapers in print (including the Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror). Check the Library catalogue for details of our holdings. 


The Library holds various newspapers in microfilm (includingThe Guardian and the Times). Check the Library catalogue for details of our holdings.

British Library Newspaper Library

If we do not hold the newspaper you need, then you may want to consider visiting the British Library's Newsroom at St Pancras