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Key databases for Physical Geography

If you need to find journal articles about a subject that you are researching or studying, it is important to search journal databases. Type your topic into the search screen of the database to obtain a list of relevant journal articles, and remember to look at help screens or Library guides to make the most of what is on offer.

Below is a list of journal databases which are most often used in Physical Geography. You can also see a complete list of databases for Physical Geography available from the Library.

Scopus

Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature from more than 18,500 journals and quality web sources, with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

Guide to using Scopus

Web of Science

Search for journal articles using three databases; Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. A current awareness service provides citation alerts for newly added journal articles. Each database is updated weekly.

Guide to using Web of Science

CAB Abstracts

Covers human health, food and nutrition, agriculture, environmental issues, genetics, plant and animal science. CAB Abstracts includes information about research articles, books, conference proceedings and reports.

Guide to using CAB Abstracts

Engineering Village

Subjects covered include engineering geology, environmental science, nanotechnology, geophysics, petroleum engineering and physics. This is the biggest and broadest engineering and computing database in the world. Search for journal articles, technical reports and conference proceedings. Includes the research databases Compendex and Inspec and the book collection Referex. It is better to de-select Referex if you are looking specifically for articles, as it improves the search.

Guide to using Engineering Village

Proquest: Science and Technology

This collection of databases allows you to search for journal articles and conference proceedings in a wide range of science and technology subjects including biological sciences, environmental sciences, geology, water resources and engineering.

Guide to using Proquest: Science and Technology