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Subject: Geography databases

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Geography research guide

Geography titles

  • Academic Search Premier   

    Multidisciplinary indexing/full-text database that covers scholarly journal articles back to 1975. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • Age of Exploration   

    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.

  • AM Explorer: Americana   

    Covers American history, literature and culture. Resources include manuscript and typescript letters, diaries, notebooks, journals, newspapers, plus incredible art works, illustrations, photographs, video and 360-degree objects.

  • America: History & Life   

    History indexing database that covers American and Canadian journal articles back to 1910. On the EBSCOhost platform. Access limited to 6 simultaneous users.

  • American Memory    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   

    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.

  • Book Citation Index   

    Index to scholarly books with citation information in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Part of the Web of Science Core Collection on the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • CAB Abstracts   

    Agricultural indexing database that covers journals, annual reports, books, conference papers and theses back to 1973. On the EBSCOhost platform. Simultaneous user limit of 4.

  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index   

    Index to conference proceedings in the sciences and social sciences. Part of the Web of Science Core Collection on the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800   

    Multidisciplinary full-text database, based on Charles Evan's American Bibliography, that reproduces all books, pamphlets and broadsides published the American colonies and the United States between 1639 and 1800. On the Readex platform.

  • Earth Science Collection   

    The collection contains earth science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of bibliographic records from GeoRef.

  • Essential Science Indicators   

    Science research analysis database showing publication performance statistics and trends data based on journal article publication counts and citation data from Thomson Reuters databases. On the InCites platform.

  • Ethnographic Sound Archives   

    Database containing over 2,000 hours of previously unpublished historic field recordings from around the world, alongside their supporting field notes and ethnographers’ metadata, for the study of music in its cultural context. On the Alexander Street platform.

  • Ethnographic Video Online: Volumes 1-4   

    Streaming video collection including ethnographic films, documentaries, select feature films, and previously unpublished fieldwork. Volumes 1 and 2: Foundational Films; Volume 3: Indigenous Voices; Volume 4: Selections from Ethnographic Film Festivals and Archives. On the Alexander Street platform.

  • GEOBASE   

    Earth science indexing database that covers journals, magazines, books and conference papers back to 1973. On the Engineering Village platform.

  • Grand Tour, The   

    Historic full-text archive that reproduces British responses (diaries, drawings, books and tour guides) to touring Europe from app. 1550 to 1850. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Historic Map Works   

    Geography indexing/full-text database that includes property maps, antique and directories maps from 1500s to present. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Historical Abstracts   

    Major world history indexing database that covers journal articles (since 1955) on history from 1450. On the EBSCOhost platform. Simultaneous user limit of 6.

  • Historical Sea Ice Atlas    UW login not required

    Mapped historical data about sea ice from the oceans surrounding northern Alaska. Allows downloading of source data.

  • JSTOR Sustainability Collection   

    Collection includes journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of sustainability. The subjects of resilience and sustainability are explored broadly, covering research on environmental stresses and their impact on society.

  • Latin America & Iberia Database   

    Ongoing full-text academic journals published in Latin American countries, Spain, and Portugal. The subjects cover major areas of study, including business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

  • Leisure, Travel & Mass Culture: The History of Tourism   

    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.

  • Library of Congress Digital Collections    UW login not required

    Gateway to over 300 digital collections maintained by the Library Of Congress including documents, photographs, motion pictures, sheet music, sound recordings, and more.

  • Lyell Collection   

    Geology indexing/full-text database of full-runs of selected journals, special publications and books from the Geological Society (U.K.). On the Geological Society platform.

  • Medieval Travel Writing   

    Historic full-text archive that reproduces medieval books and maps from the 13th to 16th centuries. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Meiji Japan   

    Historic full-text archive of Edward Sylvester Morse's notebooks, letters and drawings about Japan from 1877-1925. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts   

    This database provides resources drawn from the world's literature on meteorology, climatology, atmospheric chemistry and physics, astrophysics, hydrology, glaciology, physical oceanography, and environmental sciences.

  • Middle East & Africa Database   

    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 Geographic Kids   

    Reputable, authoritative, and appropriate content that brings children aged 6-14 the world in a way they've never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology.

  • National Geographic Magazine   

    National Geographic Virtual Library provides access to the complete archive of National Geographic magazine—every page of every issue—along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

  • National Map, The    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.

  • Periodicals Index Online   

    Multidisciplinary indexing database that indexes journal articles from 1665 to 1995. On the Chadwyck-Healey platform.

  • SAGE Knowledge   

    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   

    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   

    Database providing information on demographics, marketing, consumer behavior and lifestyle segmentation, product usage, health, and business listings for the United States at all levels of geography (states, Congressional districts, counties, cities/places, zip codes, census tracts, and block groups). Data packages include US Census data back to 1980, ConneXions, Consumer Buying Power, D&B Company Data, EASI, FBI Uniform Crime Reporting, FinancialCLOUT, MRI Consumer Survey, Neilsen, PRIZM, P$YCLE, Retail Market Power, SimmonsLOCAL, and more. Supports creation of reports and maps that can be exported in a variety of formats, including shapefiles. Access limited to 3 simultaneous users.

  • Social Explorer   

    Interactive visual interface for analysis of census data and demographic information about the United States, from 1790 to the present.

  • Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History   

    Historic full-text archive that reproduces British women's manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, drawings, guidebooks and photographs from early 19th to late 20th centuries. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • U.K. & Ireland Database   

    Over 360 Scholarly, current, full-text journals, with multidisciplinary coverage, all published in the region.

  • Web of Science (core collection)   

    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.

  • Wiley Online Library   

    Multidisciplinary collection of library-licensed journals and ebooks published by Wiley and associated publishers.

  • World Development Indicators   

    Economics statistical database of world-wide development data from officially-recognized sources. On the World dataBank platform.

  • World Factbook (CIA)    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.

  • World History (Gale OneFile)   

    World History Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines, covering events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.

  • Wyoming Geospatial Hub    UW login not required

    Geographic information systems database to provide Wyoming spatial data. On a WyGISC platform.

  • Wyoming Place Names Wiki    UW login not required

    Geographic place names database that provide GIS locations and maps, source information of names, and other information. On a Wyoming State Library platform.

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