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Geobase Restricted Access Some full text available
1980-present. Covers worldwide literature on geography, geology, ecology, and related disciplines.

Web of Science Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1989-present. Access to Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and/or Arts & Humantities Citation Index. This resource has broad multidisciplinary coverage of scholary articles.  A feature which is somewhat unique to this resource is citation searching.  Using an important historic reference - one can see the more recent articles which cited the key reference.
Note: WOS searches Science Citation Index, Social Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index simultaneously by default.

Academic Search Premier Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1975-present (with selected older titles). A multi-disciplinary database with significant full-text. Covers information in nearly every area of academic study. Indexes 4,600 journals (of which 3,900 are peer-reviewed)

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences Restricted Access
Coverage: 1951-present. Indexes and asbstracts social science and interdisciplinary research. For book reviews, search title of book and REVIEW in Publication Type.

JSTOR Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: varies. Includes over one thousand leading academic journals as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous titles. For most JSTOR titles, the most recent years of publication are not covered.  If you want the most recent scholarship on a topic, you should probably try another database.  However, current issues for more than 150 journals are available on JSTOR as part of the Current Scholarship Program.

Popline Unrestricted Access
Coverage: 1970-present. A database on reproductive health, providing citations with abstracts to materials in the field of population, family planning, and related health issues.

Population Index (Princeton) Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1986-2000. Abstracts of articles about population issues. Continues Population Literature and Population Index.

Project Muse Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1995-present. Provides access to humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from a number of scholarly publishers.
Encyclopedias and Reference Sources
21st Century Geography: A Reference Handbook Restricted Access Some full text available
2012 ed.  Extensive sections on both Physical and Environmental Geography, and Human Geography.

Encyclopedia of Human Geography Restricted Access Some full text available
2006 ed. Provides cross-cultural coverage of human geography as it is understood in the contemporary world and takes into account the enormous conceptual changes that have evolved since the 1970s.

Encyclopedia of Population Restricted Access Some full text available
2003 ed. Encompasses the large-scale changes in population studies during the last 20 years, including such topics as: rapid demographic expansion in poor countries; low fertility rates and problems of old-age support; the environmental impact of a dense population; the press for expanded reproductive rights; and more.

Encyclopedia of the Earth Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: varies. An electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society.

Geo-data : the world geographical encyclopedia Restricted Access Some full text available
2003 ed. Entries describe the physical geography of every nation on Earth. Physical features, climate, and vegetation are discussed in detail. Also includes physical relief maps for each entry and a World Rankings appendix with dozens of tables ranking major features of the Earth.

World Population: a reference handbook Restricted Access Some full text available
2006 ed. A current assessment of world population and the range of economic, social, and environmental issues it raises.
Geospatial Data
This page has links to US, global, and New York State sources of geospatial data for ArcGIS and other GIS applications.

World Bank Data Unrestricted Access Some full text available
Recognizing that transparency and accountability are essential to development, the World Bank Group provides free access to its comprehensive set of data on living standards around the globe--some 2,000 indicators, including hundreds that go back 50 years. The data is available in Arabic, French, and Spanish in addition to English.

Touch Natural Hazards Unrestricted Access Some full text available
This is a free resource from the German reinsurance company, Munich Re.  It's main feature is the NatCatSERVICE natural catastrophe database, which is available after a free registration process.

UNdata Unrestricted Access Some full text available
UNdata is the United Nations Data Access System which provides access to current, relevant and reliable statistics. Some data goes back 60 years. The domains covered are agriculture, education, energy, industry, labour, national accounts, population and tourism. You can also find indicators such as Millennium Development Goals.  UNdata also has links to a very large number of national data and statistics organizations and agencies.

IPUMS (Integrated Public Use Microdata Series) Unrestricted Access
Census microdata for social and economic research. IPUMS-International is a new project dedicated to collecting and distributing census data from around the world.  At the IPUMS site - the Integrated Health Interview Series is also available.

Demographic Data and Statistics

US Census Bureau Unrestricted Access
US Census Bureau with links to census data. For demographic information, look at Population and Household Economic Topics or use the American Factfinder.  For a simpler, but less complete, source of US statistics, try Easy Stats

US Census Bureau International Programs Center Unrestricted Access
The International Programs Center (IPC), part of the Population Division of the U.S. Census Bureau, conducts demographic and socioeconomic studies and strengthens statistical development around the world.

United Nations Population Division
Site of a number of Population Databases and Datasets

United Nations Population Information Network (POPIN) Unrestricted Access
A guide to population information on UN system web sites. POPIN strives to make international, regional and national population information, particularly information available from United Nations sources, easily available to the international community.

National Trends in Population, Resources, Environment and Development 2005: Country Profiles Unrestricted Access
This publication provides a set of country profiles showing the current situation and recent trends in population, resources, environment and development indicators, based on PRED Bank database, version 4 (2005).

Other Statistics and Data Sources
Web Sites
GeoData@Tufts Unrestricted Access
This is a geoportal which allows you to search for geospatial data either spatially via a map interface or by keywords.  Tuft's partners include Tufts, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, MassGIS, Stanford and UC Berkeley, and geospatial data from all these institutions is available.

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Online Unrestricted Access
The TGN is a structured, world-coverage vocabulary of 1.3 million names, including vernacular and historical names, coordinates, and place types, and descriptive notes, focusing on places important for the study of art and architecture.

Intute: Science, Engineering & Technology: Geography Unrestricted Access
The Intute Geography Gateway provides free access to online scientific resources on the Internet. These resources include articles, e-journals, newsletters, reports and blogs. This search-based website brings together engineering, geography, physical sciences, mathematics, and computing.

US Geological Survey Unrestricted Access
Includes the interactive National Atlas of the United States and other useful data sources.
Current Geographical Publications (2006+) Unrestricted Access
This is the online continuation of the multivolume Current Geographical Publications from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's American Geographical Society Library.  The online version links to the tables of contents of geography journals from 2006 to the present.  The period, 1985-2005, is covered by GeoBib.

GeoBib Unrestricted Access
GeoBib is the online version of a portion of multivolume Current Geographical Publications index which is maintained by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's American Geographical Society Library.  It covers 1985-2005, while 2006+ can be found in the online Current Geographical Publications.  

Current Geographical Publications (1939-2000) CASE Ref. G1 .C895 Unrestricted Access
This is a annual monthly bibliography of geography journals, monographs, and reports, with annual subject and author indexes.  From 1985 to 2005, it's contents can be found in GeoBib.

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