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Subject guide for oceanography and earth science.

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Welcome to the Subject Guide for Ocean and Earth Science!


Ocean and earth science are wide-ranging subjects, and that's reflected in the range and complexity of information resources that are relevant to you.

In this guide we'll direct you to the most useful tools, and show you how to make best use of them. Don't forget that whether you're a student or a member of staff, you're very welcome to contact one of the Academic Liaison Librarians for Ocean and Earth Science - we can give you expert advice on anything covered in this guide (and much more).

Key Databases

If you're looking for journal articles, these are some of the key databases you'll need. You can see the full list of databases for Ocean and Earth Science by clicking on the link from the Journal Articles tab.

Ocean and Earth Science Team at the National Oceanographic Library

Ocean and Earth Science Team at the National Oceanographic Library


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Telephone: 02380596116

Academic Liaison Librarians:

Jane Stephenson, Head of Service

Karen Rolfe (Part time: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

Sarah Glaccum (Part time: Monday am, Thursday, Friday)

What Your Liaison Librarian Can Do for You

Past Exam Papers

Past examination papers are available from this online database.

Accessing Resources From Off-Campus

It's not always straightforward to access e-resources when you're away from campus. Our Accessing Resources guide will give you the information you need to access our subscription content - including details of the VPN service which is invaluable in ensuring the best possible access from home.

Access to resources off site NOC staff

Advice for NOC staff about the various methods of accessing library resources when off-site

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