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Subject guide for oceanography and earth science.

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National Oceanographic Library - Your Site Library

Past Exam Papers

Past examination papers are available from this online database.

Using other libraries

We hope to provide you with all of the resources that you need for your studies  but, if you do have to explore elsewhere, here are some websites which may help you.....

British Library - explore the millions of books, journals, newspapers, conferences, maps, scores etc held in the BL.

COPAC - discover the holdings of the UK’s national libraries (including the British Library) in a single search.

SCONUL Access - borrow or use books and journals at other UK university libraries using this scheme, 

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 Engagement Librarians for Ocean and Earth Science - we can give you expert advice on anything covered in this guide (and much more).

New to the University of Southampton?

Spend a few moments getting familiar with key library tools and information for all new students available from our Getting Started guide.

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 for additional specialist literature and subject related databases.

Ocean and Earth Science Team at the National Oceanographic Library

Ocean and Earth Science Team at the National Oceanographic Library

Contact: send email

Telephone: 02380596116

Head of Service:

Jane Stephenson

Academic Engagement Librarians:

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

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

Research Engagement Librarian:

Emma Guest

Find out how your Academic Engagement Librarian can help you

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 SVE service (Southampton Virtual Environment) which is invaluable in ensuring the best possible access from home.

Access to resources off site NOC staff

NOC staff can use Portal 1 for accessing library resources when off-site