Geography: Get Started

Guide to research in geography.

In this Guide

This guide is designed to help students do research in geography and to help students and faculty discover geography resources available through the library. 

Use the tabs above to navigate through the other pages of the guide:

  • Find Books & Articles - Find books and articles in geography available through the library and beyond.
  • GIS & Visualization - Sources on the web and in the library related to GIS and data visualization.
  • Data Sources - Includes local, state, national, and international sources of datasets. 
  • Maps - Local, state, and national map sources.
  • Cite Sources - Tips and tools for citing sources and avoiding plagiarism.
  • Get Help - Get help from a librarian 24x7, get support from a tutor, or find a handout or tutorial to help you with your research.

Map c1577 by John Beswick on Flickr
Map c1577 by John Beswick. Used under CC BY.

Doing Research? Try the Geography Research Tutorial

This interactive tutorial will help you find quality sources for Geography research assignments using Library databases and Google Scholar.

Screenshot of the Geography tutorial

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