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A guide to finding information in meteorology. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.
Last Updated: Mar 7, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Key databases

    Contains references for journal articles, books, conference papers and technical reports. Includes more emphasis on environmental aspects of meteorology and climatology.
  • Web of Science Core Collection
    Search this database for references to journal articles, books and conference papers in meteorology and climate science. Includes the Science Citation Index.
  • Scopus
    Gives references to journal articles, books, conference proceedings and patents in all subjects. Also offers extensive tools to analyse results, and measure impact for articles, journals and authors.

Other useful resources

  • GreenFILE
    Covers all aspects of human impact on the environment, including climate change.
  • ScienceDirect [full-text]
    Access to articles in journals published by Elsevier from 1995 to the present, plus access to older articles in some subject areas. Also gives access to Elsevier e-books we have purchased.
  • Zetoc
    Provides references for all subjects areas from over 20,000 research journals held by the British Library. Allows you to set up automatic email alerts to be notified of new issues of specific journals.

Videos: planning your literature search

These two videos show you how to prepare for and perform a literature search. The first video introduces literature searches and outlines their benefits and features. The second video includes information about the sources and techniques you can use to find the most relevant information. This information is also available as a written guide to Doing your literature search. We also have a guide to Effective database searching.

What is a literature search and why do one?

Sources and techniques for finding most relevant information


Search Summon discovery service

Search Summon to find online journal articles and book chapters.


Search ScienceDirect

If you are off-campus you will need to login to view the full-text of any of your results. Once viewing your results click on the Sign-in option at the top of the screen, select 'Other institution login', search for 'Reading' and login using your University username and password.

ScienceDirect® - Quick Search

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Accessing e-resources off campus

When you are off-campus you will need to login via the Online Resources Single Sign On page to identify yourself as a member of the University of Reading to gain access to our protected databases, e-books and e-journals. This login page will only appear when you try to access a resource, it is not a portal you login to prior to selecting a resource.

If you require further information see our guide to accessing e-resources.


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