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. [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] 

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
Provides easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information for the United States. [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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