KEY RESOURCES: SUBJECT SPECIFIC DATABASES
Geography is an interdisciplinary field without a single overarching electronic database. There is good converage of the literature in the specialized databases that correspond to one's inquiry. Issues related to physical geography are discussed across the environmental sciences, and the discourse of social geography takes place in social sciences and even the humanities. Use the SUBJECT GUIDES to explore the databases that correspond to the angle of your inquiry.
For instance, urban geographical inquiries are served by Sociological Abstracts, agricultural inquiries are served by searches in CAB Abstracts, while historical geographical questions about the United States benefit from a literature search in the database American History and Life.
The main index to geography has traditionally been Geographical Abstracts. The University Library does not subscribe to the online version of this citiation index, but we do still subscribe to print issues of Geographical abstracts. Human geography. See: Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference G1 .G433 Lib Use Only. Researchers looking for an interdisciplinary range of articles touching on geographical questions may wish to turn to Scopus or Web of Knowledge.
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