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Earth Sciences: Finding Subject Specific Information
The Royal Holloway University of London subject guide for the Department of Earth Sciences
These are some useful resources for Earth Sciences, but we have many more! You can see the full list of subject specific resources here or see our Databases A-Z for all the resources you have access to as a member of Royal Holloway.
Geology Digimap provides map data at a number of different scales from the British Geological Survey (BGS) along with the BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units and the Onshore Borehole Index. You can view maps through their web browser, save maps for printing and download the geological map data for use in geographical information systems (GIS).
The Ordnance Survey collection contains a number of datasets ranging from small scale base maps, such as MiniScale®, to detailed large scale mapping including OS MasterMap®, which is the most detailed large scale vector dataset available from Ordnance Survey. Complete coverage of Great Britain is available for all the products in the collection and all products are updated throughout the year, as and when updates are received from Ordnance Survey.
The PSDS is an EPSRC-funded National Research Facility provided by the University of Southampton, and Science and Technology Facilities Council. It replaced the National Chemical Database Service
To use this resource from off campus, you will need to register with the PSDS.
Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) from CCDC
DETHERM from the Dechema
SPRESIweb from InfoChem
Available Chemicals Directory from Accelrys
Inorganic Crystal Structure Database from Fiz Chemie
Chemicalize from ChemAxon
ChemSpider from the RSC
ARChem from SymBioSys
ArcGIS Explorer Desktop is a free GIS viewer that gives you an easy way to explore, visualize, and share GIS information. ArcGIS Explorer adds value to any GIS because it helps you deliver your authoritative data to a broad audience.
BoB is a viewing and off-air recording and media archive service which allows you to search for, watch and also record from a list of recorded channels. You can also create clips, search for programmes coming up, create playlists and share them with others.
BoB is only available in the UK.
The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading news organisations which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.
To access the premium subscription giving you full access to the content, you MUST register on first using the Financial Times for an account using your Royal Holloway email address. Therafter, you log in using your Royal Holloway email address and the password you have created when registering directly with The Financial Times.
A collection of historical archives (modern to present), newspapers and periodicals (17th to 19th centuries) including:
Archives Unbound (trial)
British Library Newspapers,
Daily Mail Historical Archive,
The Economist Historical Archive,
The Illustrated London News Historical Archive,
Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals,
Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Burney Newspapers Collection,
The Times Digital Archive,
The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive
Nexis provides access to a wide range of UK and international newspapers. It also includes a collection of in-depth company profiles and industry reports covering millions of public and private companies.
Regional Business News provides full-text regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces. You can search newspapers, magazines and other resources from different news sources.
The link below will help you find Royal Holloway PhD theses, UK theses through British Library's EThOS service and theses and dissertations from other countries through ProQuest.
The online academic edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, including articles, biographies, images, videos and a world atlas. The 'Compare Countries' tool shows a range of facts and statistics for different countries.
A series of online research guides in a range of subjects including American Literature, British and Irish Literature, Cinema and Media Studies, Environmental Science, Victorian Literature,Geography, Classics and Philosophy. Each guide contains a series of articles introducing key topics, and lists recommended readings about each topic. Video User guide (YouTube)