Online Subscription Resources for Geography
When you join Esher Sixth Form College as a student you will have access to the following online resources:
Proquest Ebook Central
Ebook Central is designed with mobile in mind. Access the site from your tablet or phone, and download e-books for offline reading. Here you will find a number of Geography textbooks including Frost Yr1, Yr2, Essential Maths Skills for Geography and the Geography A Level Topic Master Series which includes the Carbon and Water Cycles and Global Systems. The content is exactly the same as the printed books.
Britannica Academic delivers fast and easy access to high quality, comprehensive information. A dedicated editorial team of over 100 people, whose work is supplemented by content written by Nobel laureates, historians, curators and professors, ensure Britannica Academic’s articles are trustworthy, citable resources. You can find useful information, diagrams and videos to help you with many Geography topics such as Globalisation, Coasts and the Water Cycle.
BoB – Learning on Screen
On demand TV and Radio for Education. This academically-focused system allows staff and students, at subscribing institutions, to record programmes from over 75 free-to-air channels; and search an archive of over 2.2 million broadcasts. You can search for programmes, use the TV guide, or try searching by selecting “Public Playlists” first, type Geography into the search box. There are so many great playlists for Geography some selected by Universities for Geography undergraduates, as well as playlists created for A level courses and even some created by teachers at Esher!
Have access to the Issues books on Environmental and Global Issues, including Climate Change, Population. Migration and Immigration and Renewable Energy.
Hodder A Level Magazines (Philip Allan Magazine Archive)
Philip Allan Magazines provide a wealth of resources that are ideal for challenging subject knowledge and preparing students to excel in exams. Among the many subjects covered by this resource is Geography. To access the Geography Review archive either click on the magazine and select the edition you would like, or use the search box at the top and search for a topic and then select filter by subject: Geography. Try typing “Globalisation” into the search box and then filter by subject “Geography”.
These extremely popular, up-to-the-minute case studies for post-16 students offer the latest geographical news and insights in a downloadable format. 18 new Factsheets published in 3 sets of 6 each year, in September, January, and April. The archive of 394 Geography Factsheets. The factsheets cover various topics useful to Geography students, such as Water Security in Murcia, Community Groups in Placemaking and Regeneration and Urban regeneration case studies.
The popular Geofile case studies for ages 16–18 are now on Kerboodle. With a greater focus on exam success plus a fresh updated design, students will find them engaging to use during their geography studies. From September 2015, each issue will cover four topics. For each topic, there will be a case study that’s accessible to all abilities, plus an extension version for progression and higher-ability students. The case studies help students to develop a deeper understanding of geography as well as to apply and improve their knowledge of core topics and current world events in their exams. Topics are chosen to reflect the content of the main A Level syllabuses, and to provide a range of case study material for physical, human and issues-based geography, with comprehensive UK and international coverage.
Digimap for Schools
Digimap for Schools provides easy access to a range of current and historical Ordnance Survey maps and aerial photography. Ordnance Survey mapping includes the most detailed mapping available for Great Britain, OS MasterMap, as well as digital versions of Ordnance Survey’s famous paper maps, the Landranger and Explorer series. Also included are street level maps showing street names and road-atlas style maps. Historical maps of the 1890s and 1950’s are provided courtesy of the National Library of Scotland. Aerial photography is provided courtesy of Getmapping.
JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines. Some excellent higher-level books and articles available here covering everything from advertising to trade and business ethics, and providing access to a huge range of Geography journals, such as Geographical Review and Geojournal. Try searching for “Regeneration – London Docklands.
Proquest News and Newspapers
The ProQuest News portfolio comprises two categories: Contemporary News and ProQuest Digitized Newspapers. With its continually-expanding Contemporary News and Digitized Newspapers programs, ProQuest provides the most comprehensive resource for nearly every kind of researcher seeking news information from the mid-18th century to today’s news. From a single interface, researchers can access news reports, editorials, and, with ProQuest Historical and Recent Newspapers, advertisements, stock tables, cartoons, and more. With a powerful search engine, more than 3,000 of the world’s news sources, such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian & Observer, The Globe and Mail, The Times of India, and many more are open to discovery.