Geography Databases

Database Name Description
Geography POWERSEARCHSearches the following databases simultaneously: Academic Search Complete, General Science Abstracts, GeoRef, Science and Technology Collection, AGRICOLA, GreenFILE. How to Search This Database
SCOPUSSCOPUS covers topics in health, life sciences, agricultural and biological sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, earth and environmental sciences, social science, psychology, and economics, business, and management.  How to Search This Database
A to Z Maps Online This database features 146,000 maps on multidisciplinary subjects such as politics, geology, the environment, biology, and history.  It includes climate change maps,  hurricane maps, earthquake maps, volcano maps, fire maps, animal and plant species distribution maps, current event maps, political outline maps, and topographic maps. All these maps can be printed or downloaded for educational use.
Dissertations and Theses Replacing Dissertation Abstracts, Dissertations and Theses provides many complete dissertations and theses from over one thousand universities. The index begins in 1861. Dissertations published after 1980 and master¬ís theses written after 1987 include author abstracts. Most dissertation and theses added since 1997 are available in full-text format with selected full-text coverage for older (historical) graduate works. Dissertations produced at the University of Texas at Dallas are included in this database.  How to Search This Database
USGS Historical Topographic Map ExplorerThe Historical Topographic Map Collection contains 178,000 high resolution maps published by the United States Geographic Survey from 1884 to 2006. The maps show surface features as well as elevation data and are useful to scientists, historians, genealogists, and government planners. Scales range from 1:250,000 to 1:12,000. Maps are downloadable.

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