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Geography Research Guide

Subject Icon Subject Specialist:Jonathan Cope
Email:jonathan.cope@csi.cuny.edu
Telephone:718-982-3840

Table of Contents:
Subject-Specific Databases
Related Databases
Databases
Catalogs
Reference Sources
Internet Resources and Websites
Journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Atlases


Core databases for finding articles in this subject area.

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Find articles, conference proceedings, working papers, and policy briefs covering all aspects of global affairs and international relations. Also provides country data and teaching materials such as case studies and course packs of background readings.


Country Studies (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Descriptions and analyses of the social, economic, political, and military systems of countries throughout the world.


Infoshare Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Find population, health, and socio-economic data for New York City neighborhoods. View the demographic profile of a specific area or create comparison charts for two or more areas.


Population Index Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations to the world's demographic and population literature from 1986 - 2000, including books, articles, working papers, dissertations, and data files. Search by author, subject, region, or keyword. Back issues of the index from 1937 - 1999 are available thru JSTOR


Salem Science Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Includes the Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues and the Encyclopedia of Global Warming.


Salem Science: Encyclopedia of Global Warming Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text encyclopedia providing comprehensive coverage of scientific, social, and political issues related to global warming and climate change.


Social Explorer Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Historical U.S. census data from 1790 to 2007. Use interactive maps to analyze changing demographic characteristics in U.S. states, counties, or tracts and generate statistical reports.


Social Sciences Full Text Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Enjoy fast access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language journals published in the U.S. and elsewhere with full text and page images from scores of key publications, plus abstracting and indexing of hundreds of others. An in-demand resource for a wide variety of users from students to social workers, Social Sciences Full Text covers the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.


World Factbook Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
U.S. government profiles of countries and territories around the world. Information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy, communications, and military. Print edition available at the Reference Desk [Call Number: G122.U56a 2001].


Related databases for finding articles in this subject area.

Academic OneFile Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Multidisciplinary database providing full text articles from over 12,000 scholarly journals and reference sources in the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more.


Books In Print Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Information and reviews for in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming books, audio books, and videos. Includes access to Non-Fiction Connection and Fiction Connection, readers' advisory resources for locating book recommendations and identifying similar titles.


ebrary Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Access to over 70,000 full text ebooks spanning 16 key academic subject areas, including biology, business, computer science, education, engineering, history, medicine, physics, political science, psychology, and sociology.
In order to read offline, you can download one chapter to save permanently.
To borrow the entire ebook for a limited time first create an account.
Click here for downloading instructions from ebrary


Gale General One-File Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search over 12,000 general interest periodicals for news and magazine articles on a wide range of topics in current events, business, education, health care, social issues, and technology.


Gale Virtual Reference Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital reference collection containing over 400 full text encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, and specialized reference books. Search all titles or browse titles by subject.
Click on the "Title LIst" for contents. Title List


Search databases and indexes to find citations and/or full text for online articles, books, images, or statistics.

Academic Search Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Large multidisciplinary database providing abstracts and select full text of scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of subject disciplines, including art, literature, education, history, sociology, science, and engineering. Because of its broad subject and full text coverage, Academic Search Complete is a good starting point for research on virtually any topic. Click here for a search tutorial.


Cambridge Collections Online Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text of the Cambridge Companions book series with over 320 titles and 70,000 essays, which provide introductions and overviews of major topics and figures in literature, art, philosophy, and religion. Also includes the Shakespeare Survey series, a compendium of Shakespeare criticism with each volume devoted to a particular theme or group of plays. (read online)


Cambridge Histories Online Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Cambridge Histories have become an established and essential component of the academic research library, and now, for the first time, over 290 of these well-known, used and trusted volumes are available online, adding immense value to the texts and enhancing any aspect of historical research, covering various aspects of world history including law, politics, religion, philosophy, science, and economics.


Historical Statistics of the United States Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Electronic edition of the 5-volume Historical Statistics of the United States. Find historical statistics on topics such as population, income, employment, education, crime, and economics. Users can export data to spreadsheets or create custom tables.


JSTOR Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text access to complete back runs of scholarly journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Coverage for most journals does not include the last 3-5 years. Users can search across the entire database or limit their search to journals in specific subject disciplines. Click here for a search tutorial.


Project MUSE Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full-text articles from scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences primarily covering the fields of literature, history, cultural studies, political science, religion, and the arts. (Books are not available yet)


Search online catalogs to find books, journals, videos, and other materials in library collections.

CUNY+ Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search CUNY+, the university's online catalog, to find books and other resources located in the CSI library and other CUNY libraries. Search tutorial.


WorldCat Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Union catalog containing records of library holdings all over the world. Use WorldCat to locate books, journals, audio and video recordings, and archival materials held by other libraries. If an item you want is not available at CUNY simply click "Find It" to request an interlibrary loan.


Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other reference works available in print or online.

Atlas of International Politics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Covers political geography and international relations in maps. Relief shown by shading and gradient tints.
Location: Reserve (1st floor)
G 1046 .F1 R3 2006


Atlas of the World Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

Location: Reference (1st floor)
Call number: G 1021 .A7545 2004


Dictionary of the Social Sciences Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: Reference (1st floor)
H 41 .D53 2002


Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Encyclopedia that chronicles the history of a wide variety of global social movements.
Location: Reference (1st floor)
HM671 .E53 2007


Encyclopedia of Food and Culture Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

Location: Reference (1st floor)
GT 2850 .E53 2003, 3 vols.


Encyclopedia of Globalization Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This encyclopedia covers the cultural, economic, environmental, political, religious, social, and technological aspects of globalization in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Location: Reference (1st Floor)
Call number: JZ 1318 .E63 2007


Europa World Year Book Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
2 volumes
For each country in the annual directory, the listing includes demographic and economic statistics and facts about constitution and government, political parties, press, trade and industry, publishers, and so forth. Also incorporates a substantive section with listings and information about international organizations.
Location: Reference (1st Floor)
Call number: JN 1 .E85


Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text encyclopedia; useful for locating world facts, topical overviews, and personal biographies.


Gale Virtual Reference Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital reference collection containing over 400 full text encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, and specialized reference books. Search all titles or browse titles by subject.
Click on the "Title LIst" for contents. Title List


Historical Statistics of the United States Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Electronic edition of the 5-volume Historical Statistics of the United States. Find historical statistics on topics such as population, income, employment, education, crime, and economics. Users can export data to spreadsheets or create custom tables.


International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences [Electronic Resource] Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences [Electronic Resource]


International Historical Statistics: The Americas, 1750 - 2000 Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

Location: Reference (1st Floor)
HA 175 .M55 2003


Periodical Historical Atlas Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Presents a collection of historical maps of Europe from 1 A.D. to 1000 A.D. Offers access to full size maps. Notes that the names of the countries contained in the maps are written in Latin from 1 A.D. to 500 A.D. and in French from 600 A.D. to 900 A.D. The site is available in English and French. Provides access to an American mirror site. Lists references.


The Statesman's Yearbook Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

Location: Reference (1st Floor)
Call number: JA 51 .S7 2007


World Almanac Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

Location: Reference (1st Floor)
Call number: AY 64 .N5 W7 2007


World Conflicts and Confrontations Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

Location: Reference (1st Floor)
Call number: D 860 .W64 2000


World Factbook Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
U.S. government profiles of countries and territories around the world. Information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy, communications, and military.

Print version available in print at the reference desk.
Location: Reference Desk (1st Floor)
Call Number: G122.U56a 2001


Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
6 volumes
This work contains factual and statistical information on the countries of the world exhibited in consistent format under headings such as topography, public finance, population, language, and ethnic composition.
Location: Reference (1st floor)
Call number: G 63 .W67 2001


Resources freely available on the Internet.

Geography Discipline Network Home Page Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Information about the discipline and links to articles.


Geosource Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A directory of web resources in geography. Maintained by the Utrecht University Library.


International Conflict Research Institute Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Links to information about a range of international political conflicts.


New York City Information Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Links to New York City governmental information.


State and Local Goverments Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides links to state government information.


Staten Island on the Web Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Links to web sites and information about Staten Island from the New York Public Library. Includes resources on history, government, film, literature, and statistics.


World Bank Data Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Sort on many options such as economic policy, health, environment and education. Includes research reports, prospects, data, documents and tools


World Factbook Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
U.S. government profiles of countries and territories around the world. Information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy, communications, and military. Print edition available at the Reference Desk [Call Number: G122.U56a 2001].


World Top Incomes Database Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
There has been a marked revival of interest in the study of the distribution of top incomes using tax data. Beginning with the research by Thomas Piketty (2001, 2003) of the long-run distribution of top incomes in France, a succession of studies has constructed top income share time series over the long-run for more than twenty countries to date. These projects have generated a large volume of data, which are intended as a research resource for further analysis. The world top incomes database aims to providing convenient on line access to all the existent series.


World Trade Organization Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The WTO?s website features information and resources for students and researchers, including reports and documentation covering trade policies and topics on a global international scope.


Journals and periodicals available online or in print at the CSI Library.

Foreign Affairs Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Foreign Affairs magazine published by the Council on Foreign Relations.


Foreign Policy Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Influential foreign policy journal.


LexisNexis Academic Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text access to a wide range of news, business, and legal information. News resources include major U.S. and world newspapers and magazines, TV and radio transcripts, newswires, and blogs. Business resources include industry and market news, company profiles and SEC filings, and country profiles and business conditions. Legal resources include law reviews and journals, U.S. case law, codes and statutes.


The Economist Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 3rd floor periodicals


The Financial Times Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 3rd floor periodicals


Wall Street Journal [Proquest] Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage of national and international business, finance, and economic news. Full text is available for all issues published since 1984. Issues from 1889 to 2007 are available on microfilm.


Collections of maps that contain information about the geography or physical features of a region.

Atlas of International Politics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Covers political geography and international relations in maps. Relief shown by shading and gradient tints.
Location: 1st Fl Reserve G 1046 .F1 R3 2006


Atlas of the Middle East Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
National Geographic Society work covering the economic conditions and natural resources of the Middle East in maps. Includes bibliographical references and an index.
Location: Reference (1st Floor)
Call number: G 2205 .N34 2008


Atlas of the World Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

Location: Reference (1st floor)
Call number: G 1021 .A7545 2004


National atlas of the United States of America Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A largely digital resource designed to promote greater geographic awareness through the development and delivery of products that provide easy to use, map-like views of our natural and socio-cultural landscapes.


Periodical Historical Atlas Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Presents a collection of historical maps of Europe from 1 A.D. to 1000 A.D. Offers access to full size maps. Notes that the names of the countries contained in the maps are written in Latin from 1 A.D. to 500 A.D. and in French from 600 A.D. to 900 A.D. The site is available in English and French. Provides access to an American mirror site. Lists references.


The 21st Century World Atlas Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Covers the physical geography of the Earth using remote-sensing images in maps. Relief shown by shading and gradient tints on some maps. Includes indexes and glossary.
Location: Reference (1st floor)
Call number: G 1021 .A14 2000


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