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Core Databases

Access the essential databases for Geography. For more, see the Geography Subject Guide.

Comprehensive List

Access the recommended databases for Geography. For more, see the Geography Subject Guide.

  • Academic Search Complete:
    An all-inclusive scholarly and multidisciplinary database. Recommended for general topics; Full text included; KYVL; ( + )
  • Accessible Archives:
    Documents related to the Civil War, abolition, and women's suffrage. Full text included; Newspapers; Primary sources; ( + )
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book:
    Over 4000 scholarly books in the humanities. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • Alt-PressWatch:
    Articles in the independent, alternative, and grassroots press.  Full text included; Newspapers; KYVL subscription; ( + )
  • America: History and Life:
    The definitive research tool for American and Canadian history. Full text included; ( + )
  • American FactFinder:
    Census data about the US, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas. Full text included; US Government materials; Open access; ( + )
  • American History in Video:
    US history in documentary films and newsreels from 1890-present. Audio materials; Visual materials; ( + )
  • American Statistics Index:
    Statistical data from the US government. Citation only; Print index; US Government materials; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Anthropological Literature (Steely Reference):
    Citations to articles in anthropology, 1989-2008. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Anthropology Plus:
    For comprehensive research in anthropology (limited full text). Citation only; ( + )
  • Bloomsbury Fashion Central:
    Coverage of world fashion from 1500 BCE to present. Full text included; Ebook collection; Visual materials; ( + )
  • Censtats:
    Census statistics prior to the 2010 census. US Government materials; Open access; ( + )
  • Census Bureau :
    Official gateway to the data compiled by the US Census. US Government materials; Open access; ( + )
  • CIA World Factbook:
    Information on 267 countries. Full text included; US Government materials; Open access; ( + )
  • Digital Commons Network:
    Access to scholarly journal articles and research. Full text included; Open access; ( + )
  • Directory of Open Access Books:
    A directory of open-access books. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • Directory of Open Access Journals:
    Definitive index to peer-reviewed, open-access journals. Full text included; Open access; ( + )
  • Dissertations and Theses:
    Comprehensive access to dissertations and theses worldwide. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • E-Journals:
    Citations from EBSCO ejournals (limited full-text). Citation only; ( + )
  • Family Studies Abstracts (Steely Reference):
    Citations to journal articles in family studies: 1979-1998. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Historical Abstracts:
    Definitive source for post-15th century world history. Full-text; ( + )
  • Humanities Abstracts:
    Scholarly sources in the humanities. Citation only; ( + )
  • Humanities Index (Steely Reference):
    Scholarly sources in the humanities. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Index Islamicus:
    Citations to literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Citation only; ( + )
  • JSTOR:
    Scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and business. Full text included; ( + )
  • Open Dissertations:
    American dissertations. Limited full text. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • Open Dissertations (free):
    Open access to American dissertations. Limited full text. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • Project MUSE:
    Over 600 full-text scholarly humanities journals. Full text included; ( + )
  • Sociological Abstracts:
    The definitive sociology research database. Citation only; ( + )
  • Sociological Collection:
    For sociology and social work research. Full text included; KYVL subscription; ( + )
  • Struggles for Freedom, Southern Africa:
    Primary documents on African freedom movements and history. Full text included; Visual materials; ( + )
  • UN Data:
    Datasets for UN member countries. Open access; ( + )
  • Urban Studies Abstracts (Steely Reference):
    Covers planning, environment, transportation, society, etc. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • World Heritage Sites, Africa:
    Primary documents on African freedom movements, art, and history. Full text included; Visual materials; ( + )