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Geography (Physical): Home

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Welcome to the Geography (Physical) Subject Guide
Explore the tabs above for relevant resources and research advice

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Subject Librarian


For enquiries and support please contact, Paula Whitelock.

Location: Robertson Library | 135 Union Street East, College of Education campus
Hours: 8:30-5pm Mon-Fri 

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The following guide provides basic information about the Library collections and services and some general tips for searching and evaluating information. 


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The following databases include a range of publications on the subject of Geography and related subject areas.

What are databases?

  • Databases are large collections of online resources and these can include: academic and trade journals, popular magazines, newspapers, books, conference papers, videos, images or sound recordings.
  • The University subscribes to lots of databases because each one provides access to different publications. 
  • Some databases are subject specific (e.g. health resources) and others are multidisciplinary.
  • The contents of most database collections are included in Library Search Ketu (the Library catalogue).

Engagement advisors

Engagement Advisors at the Library

The University and its Library system, can be a daunting environment. The Library's Engagement Advisors are knowledgeable, friendly and available to support Māori and Pacific students access and explore Library services, resources and spaces. 

Donna Waitere 
Māori Engagement Advisor
University Library | Te Whare Pukapuka Matua


Sela Pole-Fehoko 
Pacific Engagement Advisor
University Library | Te Whare Pukapuka Matua