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Sources in geography

This guide lists a selection of the more important sources of information on Geography available at Concordia Library. It includes material held in the Webster Library (WEB) on the Sir George Williams Downtown Campus, the Vanier Library (VAN) on the Loyola Campus and/or available online. Most materials are located in the Reference area (REF) or electronically. This is not a complete list. Additional resources may be found by searching CLUES, the library catalogue.

Article Databases

Major Databases

  • GeoBase
    Citations with abstracts to literature in physical and human geography, geology, mineralogy, ecology and development studies. Integrates the content of several print indexes, including Geographical Abstracts and Ecological Abstracts.
  • Canadian Periodical Index
  • CGRG Bibliography of Canadian Geomorphology
    A searchable database containing over 16,000 records dedicated to identifying publications describing the practice and application of geomorphology in Canada.
  • GreenFile
    GreenFILE is a multidisciplinary database covering many aspects of environmental sciences from the perspective of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and engineering. The database indexes academic journals, magazines, trade publications and monographs.
  • Online Geographical Bibliography
    Cumulates all monograph and periodical entries from Current Geographical Publications (CGP). Covers all aspects of human and physical geography.
  • Web of Science
    Citation index to the social sciences and sciences.
  • Scopus
    Citation index to the social sciences and sciences.

Databases Related to Geography

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Gazeteers - Place Name Dictionaries

Maps and Atlases

For atlases of individual countries, check CLUES. e.g. Subject Headings: Canada maps
For thematic atlases check CLUES. e.g. Words: energy maps

Statistical Sources
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