Articles & Databases


Key Resources in Geography

Human Relations Area Files (World Cultures)
Provides online access to currently produced annual installments from Human Relations Area Files, Inc. The online version draws from monographs, journal articles, and manuscripts of cultural anthropology materials relating to cultural groups (past and present) both in North America and worldwide.  [More about Human Relations Area Files (World Cultures)] 

Scopus
Database of peer reviewed journal articles. Full text is not included, but Article Linker provides access to full text articles when available.  [More about Scopus] 

Additional Resources in Geography

American Factfinder
American FactFinder provides information from the US Census Bureau including the census and surveys. [More about American Factfinder] 
The Census Bureau will cease operation of American FactFinder on March 31st 2020 - please use Data.Census.Gov instead.

Background Notes/Country Fact Sheets from the U.S. Department of State
This database from the U.S. Department of State bears some similarities to the CIA Country Fact sheets but has a more specific focus; namely, it concentrates on U.S. Bilateral Relations. [More about Background Notes/Country Fact Sheets from the U.S. Department of State] 

Historical Atlases Online
Collection of historical atlases from around the world. [More about Historical Atlases Online] 

National Geographic Magazine
Digital collection offering access to the complete archive of National Geographic magazine, along with a cross-searchable collection of books, maps, images, and videos from 1888 to 1994. [More about National Geographic Magazine ] 

National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)
Aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2010. [More about National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)] 
Users must register in order to download data (registration is free).

OECD Factbook
Statistics related to the economic, social, and environmental trends in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) 34 member countries. [More about OECD Factbook] 

Social Explorer
Current and historical census data and demographic information for the United States with tools to create thematic maps, interactive maps, and customized reports.  [More about Social Explorer] 

Sustainability Science Abstracts
This is a subset of the ProQuest Agricultural & Environmental Science Database (note that "Sustainability Science Abstracts content only" is checked under the search box), and it includes scholarly research on natural resources management, sustainable development, and related topics. [More about Sustainability Science Abstracts ] 

World Factbook - CIA
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. [More about World Factbook - CIA] 

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