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Central Library, General Reading Room, Level 7
In the field of geography, literature is acquired on various subfields. Doing so does justice to the role of this subject as a cross-sectional discipline. In her function as a service provider for various humanities and natural science institutes of the university, the geography section provides literature on physical geography (including geobotany, soil science, climatology), cultural geography (including historical geography, regional studies), economic and social geography (including regional economics, regional research) and the didactics of geography in relation to the various teacher training courses at the university. The vast majority of the acquisitions focus on the latest study and research literature. In the areas of geography mentioned above, monographs on the teaching and research foci of the institutes concerned and reference works (encyclopaedias, encyclopaedias, handbooks, language dictionaries) are acquired in particular.
At present, various printed journals are being kept up to date; the main topics correspond essentially to those mentioned above in relation to the acquisition of literature. Thus, on the one hand, subscriptions to journals covering a wide range of topics are held, and on the other hand, periodicals with a more specific focus can be found in the holdings.
In addition, some periodicals with an interdisciplinary character are
subscribed to. Conventional literature is increasingly supplemented by electronic media and subject-specific research instruments. In the field of geography, for example, we now offer full-text access to numerous electronic journals in the Electronic Journals Library (EZB) and search options in various literature databases.
Within the framework of the financial possibilities of the University Library of Regensburg your satisfaction with the literature equipment is our main goal. Therefore please share your acquisition suggestions with us.
In the Geography section of the General Reading Room (as in all other reading rooms of the University Library of Regensburg including the textbook collection) the books are arranged systematically according to subject areas, i.e. all works on a specific topic are arranged side by side.
Since geography as a scientific discipline is embedded into an interdisciplinary background, literature important for geography can also be found in the sublibraries of other subjects. For example, some works on economic geography are held by the Economics sublibrary, works on cultural geography by the Sociology sublibrary, works on the didactics of geography by the Pedagogy sublibrary, and works on physical geography including soil science by the natural sciences sublibraries.
Maps and map series are usually found in the map collection with the local number 261 (Newspaper holdings 2/Zeitungsmagazin 2). Here library users can view topographic and thematic maps from all over the world. The main focus of the map collection is on topographic maps of Germany, the aerial photograph collection especially contains photographs of Regensburg and Bavaria.
Note: the list is purely thematic. A search by shelfmark is not possible.
Although Internet portals such as "Wikipedia" are often a good introduction to a
topic, university work of all kinds generally requires other sources whose information is controlled and meets scientific standards. The Department of Geography provides a wide range of electronic and printed scientific reference works, here is a small selection:
International encyclopedia of human geography
Encyclopedia of geology
Encyclopedia of geography
Location: 53/RB 10006 W274-1...6
In the Reading Room Geography (as in all other reading rooms of the Regensburg University Library including the textbook collection) the books are arranged systematically according to subject areas, i.e. all works on a certain topic are placed next to each other. Here you can get an overview of the existing collections by "browsing" the shelf.
|RB 10000 - RB 10918||Not regionally bound representations|
|RC - RZ||Regional Geography|
|00||Central library holdings (Magazin)|
|11/R||Geography (in the General Reading Room)|
|17||Textbook collection of the Central Library|
|23/R||Dissertations in the field of geography (in the central holdings)|
|40||Economics (including economic geography, tourism economics)|
|72||Pedagogy (including relevant literature for the didactics of geography)|
|119||DVDs, CD-ROMs and floppy disks (location: Counter General Reading Room)|
|261||Map Collection Geography|
|6001||DVDs, CD-ROMs and floppy disks (Location: Counter Reading Room Philosophicum)|
Please note: Only the English resources are listed here. For a broader collection of geography resources which also contain German webpages, please refer to the German version of this Webpage.
The publication server of the University of Regensburg has the goal of providing evidence of the publications of the University of Regensburg and, if possible, making them freely available (Open Access). The inclusion of older publications is possible at any time and is encouraged.