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Key texts

Some key undergraduate texts

Key locations

The Hartley Library uses the Library of Congress classification scheme for subjects other than Education. Key locations for titles of interest to Geography students are listed here, but as geography looks at a wide range of issues you may find material in many different call numbers.

Call Number     Subject     
GA Maps, Spatial analysis
GB Physical Geography
GC Oceanography
GF Human Geography
HB    Economic theory
HD 7333 Housing
HF Commerce
QE Geology  
TA 590 Topographical surverying

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A range of recent books available in the library

Cannot Find What You Are Looking For?

  • Is the book out on loan? - Place a hold
  • Is the book at another library site? - Place a hold
  • Is the book not held by the library at all? - Use the Inter library loan service to borrow it from another library
  • Recommend a book? - Contact your Academic Engagement Librarian if you would like to recommend a book we should buy for the library.


Call Numbers Explained

When you enter the details of the item that you want on the catalogue it will display a call number or code that tells you where the item is shelved.

The call number will usually look something like these examples:

TK 2380.45 GAR 

306.47 GEL 

B OCEAN (Physical) Kna 

Although the codes look different, they work in much the same way: the combinations of letters and numbers gives a location based on the subject content of the item. The items are arranged on the shelves using the call numbers.

The library floor plan will show you where items with particular call numbers are stored.

Top eBooks

How to use eBooks

Interactive tutorials using examples from major eBook providers:

A complete list of our eBook collections is available, as well as information on access and passwords.

Theses and Dissertations

PhD/ MPhil theses

  • the library holds print copies of all University of Southampton doctoral level theses; these are listed on WebCat
  • many of these are now also available online from ePrints Soton
  • there are more details about finding theses available

Undergraduate / Masters dissertations

  • a limited number of undergraduate dissertations are held in the Course Collection under the Research Module code
  • for Masters and further examples of undergraduate dissertations students should ask enquire at the Faculty Office or discuss with their supervisor

Floor plans

Use this to add links to floor plan(s) relevant to your subject.

Select 'Add link' then 'reuse existing link'. Type relevant library name into search box. Select the floor plans you want to link to.

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