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Geography: Books & eBooks

Information on books, journals, databases and other useful geography resources.

Where in the Library?

Most print material related to Geography is held on level 2 of the James Joyce Library

Atlases are held in the Reference Collection.

Finding Books using OneSearch

Watch a short tutorial on how to find print books and ebooks using OneSearch:

Short Loan & 4-Hour Collections

Short Loan Collection

The Short Loan Collection (SLC) contains multiple copies of books in demand, or on reading lists and can be borrowed for 7 days.

4-Hour Collection

The 4-Hour Loan collection contains items that are in very high demand at certain times of the year. You can borrow and take these books anywhere in the Library, but they cannot be taken out of the Library building.

Books for Geography

Books and eBooks are listed in OneSearch, our resource discovery service. You can also browse the collection to find books for your research. The relevant shelf marks include, but are not limited to:

  • 910 Geography and travel
  • 911 Historical geography
  • 912 Graphic representations of surface of earth and of extraterrestrial worlds
  • 913-919 Geography of and travel in specific continents, countries, localities; extraterrestrial worlds


A selection of useful ebook titles available via UCD Library can be found through the following Library resources:

Reference items are helpful for finding background information; definitions and spelling; facts and figures; translations; statistics and topical overviews of subjects. Reference books can be found both in print and online. See here for further information

Useful online reference material for Geography include:

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or are under copyright that have been released under an open license, that permit no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, adaptation and redistribution by others. (source: UNESCO)