Research Guides: Physical Geography

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Databases

Academic Search Complete Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Scholarly Journals, Magazines, Newspapers, Trade Journals, Book Reviews, Images,
  • Many full-text articles; some articles have citation and abstract information only
  • EBSCOHost search interface

Access Science Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics
  • Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Biographies, Multimedia
  • All full-text
  • Content from McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, and Science News

CQ Researcher Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Current Events
  • Reports
  • All full-text
  • Publications of Congressional Quarterly Press 

Credo Reference Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Handbooks
  • All full-text

GreenFile Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Environmental Sciences, Agriculture
  • Scholarly Journals, Government Publications, Reports
  • Some full-text; links to full-text in other databases when available
  • EBSCOHost search interface

Proquest Central Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Scholarly Journals, Newspapers, Magazines, Reports, Trade Journals E-Books, Conference Papers, Dissertations & Theses, Government Publications
  • Many full-text articles; some articles have citation information only
  • ProQuest search interface

ScienceDirect Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Sciences, Psychology, Medicine, Nursing
  • Scholarly Journals, E-books, Handbooks
  • Many full-text articles; some articles have citation and abstract information only

Wiley Library Online Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Scholarly Journals, Encyclopedias, Handbooks, E-books, Manuals
  • Some full-text articles; some articles have citation information only

World Atlas Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Geography
  • Maps, Images, Encyclopedia
  • All full-text
  • Content from Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Most current information

World Geography and Culture Online Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
  • Geography, History, Current Events, Cultural Studies
  • Maps, Statistics, Images, News
  • All full-text

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Earth Science
Print Location: QE5.K85 2005
Reference Collection
Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Print Location: QE521R58 1994
Reference Collection
Encyclopedia of Environmental Studies
Print Location: TD9. A84 2001
Reference Collection
Encyclopedia of Global Change: Environmental Change and Human Society
Print Location: GE149.E47 2002
Reference Collection
Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change (3 volumes)
Print Location: QC981.8.G56 E47 2008
Reference Collection
3 volumes
Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones
Print Location: QC944.L66 2008
Reference Collection
Encyclopedia of Marine Sciences
Print Location: GC9 .E56 1998
Reference Collection
Encyclopedia of Rainforests
Print Location: QH86.J85 2001
Reference Collection
Encyclopedia of Volcanoes
Print Location: QE522.E53 2000
Reference Collection
Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate (2 volumes)
Print Location: QC854.A45 2007
Reference Collection
2 volumes
Environment A-Z
Print Location: GE10.H67 2001
Reference Collection
Environmental Encyclopedia (2 volumes)
Print Location: GE10.E38 2003
Reference Collection
2 volumes
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations (3 volumes)
Print Location: G63.W67 2001
Reference Collection
3 volumes

Dictionaries

Dictionary of Ecology
Print Location: QH540.4 .C66 2010
Reference Collection
Facts on File Dictionary of Ecology and the Environment
Print Location: QH540.4.F35 2004
Reference Collection
Facts on File Dictionary of Environmental Science
Print Location: TD9. W95 2001
Reference Collection
2 volumes
Glossary of Geology
Print Location: QE5.B38 1987
Reference Collection
Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary
Print Location: G103.5.W42 1997
Reference Collection
Oxford Dictionary of Natural History
Print Location: QH13.O9 1985
Reference Collection

Handbooks & Guides

Earth Science and the Environment
Print Location: QE33.T45 2006
Circulating Books
Environmental Geology
Print Location: QE38.M66 2007

Environmental Problem Solving : A How-to Guide
Print Location: GE300.H83 2007
Reference Collection
Explorers and Discoverers of the World
Print Location: G200.E88
Reference Collection
Global Environment Outlook : Environment for Development, GEO 4
Print Location: GE170.G5635 2007
Reference Collection
Global Warming
Print Location: QC981.8.G56 L66 2004
Reference Collection
Handbook of Weather, Climate, and Water (2 volumes)
Print Location: QC880.H34 2003
Reference Collection
2 volumes
Magic of Minerals
Print Location: QE363.2 .M4313 1985

Manual of Mineral Science
Print Location: QE372.2.K54 2008

Medical Geography
Print Location: RA792.M42 2000
Reference Collection
Minerals of the World
Print Location: QE366.8 .S3813 1992

Nicknames of Places: Origins and Meanings
Print Location: G105.R65 2006
Reference Collection
Oxford Companion to the Earth
Print Location: QE5.O94 2000
Reference Collection
Placenames of the World : Origins and Meanings
Print Location: G105.R66 1997
Reference Collection
Rivers of North America
Print Location: QH102.R58 2005
Reference Collection
World Fact Book Restricted Resource
E-book - Credo Reference

Websites

American Field Guide
SourcePBS
Featured video clips on earth science and ecology topics

Columbia Gazetteer of North America
Source: Bartleby.com
Encyclopedia of geographic names and features

David Rumsey Map Collection
Source: Cartography Associates
Historical maps of the Americas and other parts of the world from the 18th and 19th Centuries.
Encyclopedia of Earth
 Source: Environmental Information Coalition / National Council for Science and the Environment
Encyclopedia entries covering all aspects of geography, ecology, environmental sciences. Articles are written by scholars for the average person.
Environmental Protection Agency
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
Leading the national environmental science efforts.
Geodata.gov
Source: USA.gov 
Provides access to federal, state, local and thematic maps and geographic data.
Global Change Master Directory
Source: NASA
Serves as portal for discovery, access, and use of earth and atmospheric science data.
Google Earth
Source: Google
Satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. Free downloadable version.
Historical Country Names
Source: Nations Online
Lists of historical/former names of countries (by continent)
Library of Congress: Geography and Map Reading Room
Source: Library of Congress
The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress provides cartographic and geographic information for all parts of the world to the Congress.
National Climate Data Center
Source: U.S. Dept of Commerce
Archives of climate data information.
National Geographic Website
Source: National Geographic
Website of the National Geographic magazine "Supporting Exploration, Education, and Conservation Since 1888
National Highway System
Source: US Dept. of Transportation
PDF maps of the National Highway System (national and state).
National Weather Service
Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Weather conditions, forecasts, past weather.
New Jersey Geologic Survey
Source: NJDEP
Geological survey data and maps for NJ.
Oceanus
Source: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Online magazine explores the oceans
OceanWorld
Source: Texas A&M University
Contains images and topical information about many aspects of oceanography. Also includes real-time data, “Ask Dr. Bob,” two text books and teacher/student resources.
Perry-CastaƱeda Library Map Collection
Source: University of Texas
Collection of various maps of interest (ecological, economical, historical, etc.) and links to additional sites.
United Nations Cartographic Section
Source: United Nations
Provides country profile, thematic and mission maps.
USGS
Source: US Geological Survey
Study of land, natural resources and hazards.

Organizations

Almanacs & Yearbooks

Weather Almanac
Print Location: QC983.R83
Reference Collection

Atlases

Atlas of Global Change
Print Location: GE149.G4813 1998
Atlas Stand
Atlas of North America
Print Location: G1105.A8 2005
Atlas Stand
Atlas of the Living World
Print Location: G1046.C1 A7 1989
Reference Collection
Atlas of the Middle East
Print Location: G2205.N34 2008
Reference Collection
Cartographic Satellite Atlas of the World
Print Location: G1046.A4 W6 1997
Reference Collection
Hidden Depths : Atlas of the Oceans
Print Location: G2800.H53 2007
Reference Collection
Historical Atlas of the United States
Print Location: G1201.S1 F5 2004
Atlas Stand
Historical Maps on File
Print Location: G1030 .M37 2001
Reference Collection
2 volumes
Maps on File
Print Location: G1046.A1M16 1985
Reference Collection
2 volumes
National Geographic Collegiate Atlas of the World
Print Location: G1021.N392 2011
Atlas Stand
Oxford Atlas of the World
Print Location: G1021.A7545 2012
Atlas Stand
Rand McNally Premier World Atlas
Print Location: G1021.R45 2003
Atlas Stand
Student Atlas of World Geography
Print Location: G1021.A48 2003
Reference Collection
Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World
Print Location: G1021.C587 2011
Atlas Stand
World Book Atlas
Print Location: G1021.W6735 2004
Atlas Stand
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  • G1000-3122 -- Atlases
  • G3180-9980 -- Maps
  • GA -- Mathematical geography. Cartography
  • GB -- Physical geography
  • GC -- Oceanography
  • GE -- Environmental Sciences
  • GF -- Human ecology. Anthropogeography
  • QC851-999 -- Meteorology. Climatology
  • QE -- Geology
  • QH -- Natural History. Biology
  • TD -- Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
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