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Subject: Geography databases

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Geography research guide

Geography titles

  • Age of Exploration  additional information about this title  

    Explore five centuries of journeys across the globe, scientific discoveries, the expansion of European colonialism, conflict over territories and trade routes, and decades-long search and rescue attempts in this multi-archive collection dedicated to the history of exploration.

  • American Memory additional information about this title    UW login not required

    History full-text archive that reproduces print, spoken words, sound recordings, photos, films, prints, maps and sheet music from the Library of Congress collections. On the free American Memory platform. NOTE: Most of the original American Memory collections have been migrated to the Library of Congress Digital Collections site.

  • Arts & Humanities Database  additional information about this title  

    The contents reflect the full interdisciplinarity of contemporary study in the arts and humanities, covering art, design, crafts, and photography; archaeology, anthropology, and classical studies; architecture, interior design, and urban planning; history, philosophy, geography, and religion; modern languages and literatures; and music, theatre, film, and cultural studies.

  • Fragile States Index   additional information about this title

    The Fragile States Index is an annual report published by the United States think-tank, The Fund for Peace. The list aims to assess states' vulnerability to conflict or collapse, ranking all sovereign states with membership in the United Nations where there is enough data available for analysis. (formerly the Failed States Index)

  • Gapminder   additional information about this title

    Gapminder identifies systematic misconceptions about important global trends and proportions and uses reliable data to develop easy-to-understand teaching materials to rid people of their misconceptions. Our mission is to fight devastating ignorance with a fact-based worldview everyone can understand. Gapminder is an independent Swedish foundation with no political, religious, or economic affiliations.

  • Leisure, Travel & Mass Culture: The History of Tourism  additional information about this title  

    This resource presents a multi-national journey through well-known, little-known, and far-flung destinations unlocked for the average traveller between 1850 and the 1980s. Guidebooks and brochures, periodicals, travel agency correspondence, photographs, and personal travel journals provide unique insight into the expansion, accessibility, and affordability of tourism for the masses and the evolution of some of the most successful travel agencies in the world.

  • Middle East & Africa Database  additional information about this title  

    This database provides ongoing full-text academic journals that are locally published by scholarly publishing organizations and educational institutions in many Middle Eastern and African countries. Major subject areas of study are represented, including business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

  • National Map, The additional information about this title    UW login not required

    Database of maps and geographic information, including orthoimagery (aerial photographs), elevation, geographic names, hydrography, boundaries, transportation, structures, and land cover. On a US Geological Survey (USGS) platform.

  • SAGE Knowledge  additional information about this title  

    Provides access to e-books, reference works, and streaming videos in the subject areas of business & management; counseling & psychotherapy; criminology & criminal justice; education; geography, earth & environmental science; health & social care; media, communication & cultural studies; politics & international relations; psychology; and sociology.

  • Sage Research Methods  additional information about this title  

    Collection of books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos covering the full range of research methods used in the social and behavioral sciences, plus a wide range of methods commonly used in science, technology, medicine, and the humanities. Also includes interactive tools to assist in the planning of research projects and the exploration of methods.

  • SimplyAnalytics  additional information about this title  

    SimplyAnalytics enables users to quickly create professional quality thematic maps and reports using thousands of U.S. demographic, business, health and marketing variables. SimplyAnalytics contains extensive data including the Census dating back to 1980, American Community Survey (ACS), consumer spending from the (CEX), and over 20 million detailed business profiles from D&B. Users also have access to premium data modules from MRI-Simmons providing extensive consumer behavior and brand data, Claritas' PRIZM Premier marketing segmentation system, ConneXions and P$YCLE segmentation systems, and Financial CLOUT data. Additional premium data provided by Nielsen includes Retail Market Power and Consumer Buying Power, and additional Health and consumer information from EASI's MRI/Lifestages and Health Care datasets. Data is available at all levels of geography. Access limited to 3 simultaneous users.

  • Web of Science (core collection)  additional information about this title  

    Multidisciplinary indexing database that combines journal citation index databases in arts & humanities, social sciences and sciences, as well as conference proceedings and book citation indexes. The Current Chemical Reactions and Index Chemicus databases are also included in the Core Collection. All component databases can be searched separately as well.

  • World Factbook (CIA) additional information about this title    UW login not required

    The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Also includes: maps of the major world regions, flags of the world, a physical map of the world, a political map of the world, a world oceans map, and a standard time zones of the world map.


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