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Getting started finding Geography resources

Welcome to the Geography Subject Guide. Use the tabs above to help you find the most useful geography resources for your studies and research, including:

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Special Collections

The Foyle Special Collections Library has extensive holdings of rare and historical material relating to Geography. These include:

  • Printed and manuscript accounts of voyages of exploration and discovery
  • Maps
  • Travel literature
  • Works on physical geography
  • Works on human geography.

Special collections which will be particularly of interest to geography topics include:

Much of this material is from the historical collection of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, transferred to King’s in 2007.

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Here is just one example of an item held in Special Collections on this subject:
Nicolas Sanson. L’Afrique en plusieurs cartes nouvelles.  Paris, 1662. Foyle Special Collections Library

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Our 'Getting Started' materials are available 24/7 from on or off campus under the KLaSS area of KEATS. 

Help with finding eresources


Library Services provides access to a wide range of eresources for its students and staff: most of these databases and ejournals are available off campus, simply log in using your King's username and password.

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Ejournals - Library Services subscribes to over 25,000 electronic journals which are available to staff and students of King's College - see our ejournals page for more details.

Databases - King's subscribes to a broad range of electronic resources which can help you find articles and information for your research.  The type of database you should use will depend on your subject area - see the databases page for links to key databases.

Ebooks - Library Services provides you with access to over 340,000 ebooks covering a wide range of subject, most accessible off campus - see the ebooks page for more information.

Library Catalogues

Use the Library catalogue to find print and electronic library materials held by King's - see our guide below for help with searching.

Library Search is a single search interface enabling you to simultaneously search the library's collections and more; it is especially useful when you are new to a topic or need to widen your search - see our video introducing Library Search.

Help with accessing our eresources - see our step-by-step instructions for accessing some of our key eresources off campus.