Overview of Geography

Online:

Defining Geography:

URL: http://www.udel.edu/Geography/research.htm

"Geography is the science of space and place..." The University of Delaware Department of Geography begins its web site (URL above) with the succinct paragraph, which defines scope, goals, and methods of the subject of Geography. That geographers determine what is meant by Geography is seen in this statement from the Association of American Geographers, the National Council for Geographic Education, the National Geographic Society, and the American Geographical Society. In large type the full definition fills page 1 of Geography for Life.

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Geography for life: national geography standards 1994 / Geography Education Standards Project. Washington, DC: National Geographic Research and Exploration, 1994.
call no.: G72 G46 1994

Voluntary benchmarks of geographical knowledge for American schools, grades 1-12, essential to a geographically literate society.

All possible worlds: a history of geographical ideas, 3rd ed. / by Geoffrey J. Martin and Preston E. James. New York: Wiley, 1993.
call no.: G80 M38 1993 Reserves

Surveys the history of geography from the beginnings of classical geography to the late 20th century. Includes a list of about 1000 names, each with a short biographical note. 70 page bibliography.

Geography in America / edited by Gary L.Gaile and Cort J. Willmott. Columbus: Merrill, 1989.
call no.: G99 G45 1989 Reserves

The preface reports that the idea for this work was born on the "patio of the University's Rathskeller". Authors from the growing number of specialty groups within the Association of American Geographers present "an extraordinarily detailed view of what American Geography is all about and what American geographers are doing."

Concepts in human geography / edited by Careville Earle, Kent Mathewson, and Martin S. Kenzer. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1996.
call no.: GF43 C66 1996

The editors describe their work as a volume of human geography's key concepts in 17 new essays, divided into an introduction, substantive concepts ("what we study") and methodological concepts ("how we study them"). Long bibliographies follow the essays.

Geographical tradition: episodes in the history of a contested enterprise / by David N. Livingstone. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1993.
call no.: G80 L54 1993 Reserves

Starting with those who tell its story, these episodes are used to present the history of the contested enterprise, geography.

Geography and geographers: Anglo-American human geography since 1945 / by R. J. Johnston. 5th ed. New York: E. Arnold, 1997.
call no.: GF13 J63 1997 Reserves

Surveys human geography in North America and in the United Kingdom since 1945, portraying "from published material, the philosophical and methodological debates within human geography."

Why in the world: adventures in geography / by George Demko. New York: Anchor, 1992
call no.: G116 D46 1992 Reserves

Geographer's reintroduction of geography, to replace the idea of geography as a catalog of capitals and elevations, with "real world geography" which "is the art and science of location, or place. It is about spatial patterns and spatial processes."

Rediscovering geography: new relevance for science and society / by the Rediscovering Geography Committee, National Research Council. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1997
call no.: G116 R43 1997

In the preface this book is assessed as the "first comprehensive assessment of geography in the United States in almost 30 years." In a broad overview of Geography it shows how it is being used in education, business, and government for a wide range of needs in science and society. It's discussion of Geography's subject matter, tools, and perspectives is directed toward people outside the field to show them what Geography can offer to their concerns.

Student's companion to geography / edited by Alisdair Rogers, Heather Viles, and Andrew Goudie. Oxford; Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1992.
call no.: G116 S78 1992 Reserves

Geographers' essays in reply to questions: What is geography, why study it, what do geographers do, who are the key people, what are the sources of information, where are the jobs, what about graduate work ?

On becoming a professional geographer / edited by Martin S. Kenzer. Columbus: Merrill, 1989.
call no.: G65 O5 1989 Reserves

This book might be subtitled: the geographer's companion to geography. Information and advice for the beginning and advanced graduate student, for employment beyond graduate school, for the author of books and articles, for seeking grants and publishers, for survival of tenure, promotion, service and administration in the academic world.

Conversations with geographers: career pathways and research styles / by Clyde E. Browning, et al. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Department of Geography, 1982. (Studies in geography, no. 16)
call no.: MC ST9 G29 no.16 Cutter

Interviews with ten well-known geographers. Written to give graduate students "a better idea of how some noted geographers work, and how they arrived at the present position in their careers." Also written to give "practicing geographers more information about these colleagues."

Information About Geographers

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Guide to programs of geography in the United States and Canada; and AAG handbook and directory of geographers / Association of American Geographers. Washington, DC: AAG,.
call no.:G76.5 U5 A743 yr. Latest year at library desk

Annual guide to American geographers, geography departments, and the AAG. Includes geography department faculty, specialties, dissertations and theses, names geography programs for which information is not listed. The directory of geographers includes brief biographical, education, and geography specialty information, and mail and e-mail addresses. The guide and directory, which were initially published separately, have had various titles over the past 40 years.

Geographers: biobibliographical studies / edited by Patrick H. Armstrong and Geoffrey J. Martin for the International Geographical Union. London: Mansell, 1977- , annual.
call no.: MC G27 G76 Reserves

Studies of geographers, cartographers and others who have made significant contributions to geography as a scientific and academic discipline from the classical period to the 20th century. Living geographers are omitted. Each volume consists of ten to twelve essays on both well known and obsure important geographers. Each contribution depicts the geographer's life, including a portrait, contributions to geography, and a bibliography of significant publications.

Orbis geographicus = World directory of geography, 7th ed,. Wiesbaden, F. Steiner Verlag, 1992.
call no.: MC OR25; 1992/93 at library desk

Published in cooperation with the International Geographical Union. International directory of departments of geography, national committees, associations of geographers. Organized by country. Index of geographers in geography departments and officers of professional organizations.

Biographical dictionary of American geography in the twentieth century / compiled by Gary S. Dunbar. 2nd ed. Baton Rouge: Geoscience Publications, Dept. of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University, 1996.
call no.: G67 D86 1996 Reference

Short entries designed as a "first-stop reference work", which is "the fullest compilation yet produced of our intellectual ancestors." Includes birth and death dates, place of birth and parents, degrees, and employment history, reference to presidents and charter members of the Association of American Geographers.

Biographical dictionary of geography / by Robert P. Larkin and Gary L. Peters. Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1993.
call no.: G67 L37 1993 Reference

Biographical and bibliographical sketches of 77 geographers from all times, living and deceased, selected for their importance to geography and for representation of its subfields. Describes life, education, contributions to geography, lists selected publications chronologically, and when available, lists other biographical sources.

Leaders in American geography, v.1: Geographic education / by Thomas F. Barton and P.P. Karan. Mesilla, NM: New Mexico Geographical Society, 1992.
call no.: G65 B37 1992 v.1

Lists of ten names of leaders, living and deceased, were solicited from "one hundred prominent geographers", and names selected from those appearing on at least five lists. Biographies of life, education, employment, contribution to geography and geographic education, honors, and important books. No index. Bibliography of books and articles (including some obituaries) about geographers.

Geography Websites

Online:

Internet Resources for Geographers
URL: http://www.Colorado.EDU/geography/virtdept/resources/contents.htm

A superb list from the Virtual Geography Department, at the Department of Geography of the University of Colorado at Boulder, which provides extensive links for Geography starting sites, electronic journals, associations and meetings, map collections, geo-spatial data and software, news groups and discussion lists, academic departments and education resources. All these resources may also be accessed in integrated lists under Geography subdisciplines.

Information online
URL: http://www.cla.sc.edu/geog/

The University of South Carolina Department of Geography provides links to resources and organizations under geography, GIS, commercial geography, geography employment and hazards sites.

Nice Geography sites
URL: http://www.frw.ruu.nl/nicegeo.html

The University of Utrecht Faculty of Geographical Sciences web page offers a long list of linked sites divided into general geography sites, GIS and remote sensing sites and geography and GIS news groups.

Physical Geography Resources
URL: http://www.geography.wisc.edu/resources/phys.html


The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Geography provides links to sites for data, images and data libraries under specific physical geography subjects.

Federal Geographic Data Committee
URL: http://www.fgdc.gov/

The source for geospatial data, links to producing agencies (governmental, academic, and commercial), information on standards, conferences, training, grants. Its Manual is the catalog for federal data:
URL: http://www.fgdc.gov/FGDP/title.html

Geospatial (GIS) Data Sources
URL: http://www.library.wisc.edu:/data/GIS/gishome.htm

This site in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Electronic Library provides links to sites which access data from clearinghouses and large searchable collections, sources for specialized data, GIS pointer sites, UW-Madison GIS online data; lists offline data on CD-ROMs in campus libraries; and provides access to ArcView from Pentium workstations connected to the library campus Novell Electronic network.

If all you need is a MAP
URL: http://www.library.wisc.edu/data/GIS/maponly.htm

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Electronic Library site provides links to online map sources for street and travel maps, thematic maps, special purpose maps and collections of maps. Links to map libraries, links to map sources and directions to other sources of printed maps are also provided.


Wisconsin State Cartographer's Office
URL: http://www.sco.wisc.edu/

This site provides information and links on maps, images, mapping and data of many kinds and sources, on the Office's publications and services, and a gateway to government, education, and commercial World Wide Web sites related to production and access to geospatial data and maps. These include both sources for the generalist and the specialist. In addition, information and access is provided for a broad selection of Wisconsin mapping and data.

Geography World
URL: http://members.aol.com/bowermanb/101.html

This site is maintained by B. Bowerman, a high school teacher in Jermyn, PA. Physical, cultural and regional topics offer starting points for the generalist, the traveler, geography students, and geographers searching unfamiliar topics.
Geography sites in World Wide Web explorers:

Search engines for the World Wide Web will locate desired sites in geography by the use of carefully crafted search strategies. Although many present search results consisting of a long list of unrelated sites from a search of the term, "geography", some have organized sites into similar groups under systematic content lists of varying specificity. These present a menu from which choices of related sites may be made. Of these, Yahoo has the greatest degree of organization for the beginning or general user.

Einet Galaxy geography:
URL: http://www.einet.net/galaxy/Social-Sciences/Geography.html

Yahoo geography:
URL: http://www.yahoo.com/Science/Geography


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"Geography resources on the Internet" by Luigina Vileno. College & Research Libraries News, v. 58, no.7, 1997, p. 471-474.

This annotated "sampling" of World Wide Web sites by a Canadian librarian provides descriptions and URLs for Web sites regarding many geographical subjects. As in any one time presentation, changes will have occurred even by publication time.

Geography Bibliographies: Guides to Geography

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Virtual Geography Department:
URL: http://www.colorado.edu/geography/virtdept/contents.html

Geographers share Internet and World Wide Web curriculum and other resources, listed and linked by subdisciplines. The project is endorsed by the Association of American Geographers and the National Council for Geographic Education, and the site is maintained by the University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Geography.

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Bibliography of geographic thought / compiled by Catherine L. Brown and James O. Wheeler. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989. (Bibliographies and indexes in geography, no.1)
call no.:G70 B54 1989 Reference

Lists over 6000 books and articles on geography, geographers, subdisciplines, methodology, and applied geography. Not annotated. Indexed.

Geographical bibliography for American libraries / edited by Chauncy Harris... et al. Washington, Association of American Geographers and the National Geographic Society, 1985.
call no.: G116 G46 1985 Reference

An annotated list of 2900 bibliographies, guides, serials, atlases, monographs, and other print publications appropriate for geography at the university level. Includes chapters on reference formats (atlases, geographical dictionaries, etc.), on systematic fields of human and physical geography, on geographic methods and philosophy, and on geographic regions. Written by geographers, each an expert in the topic discussed.

Bibliography of geography. Part I, introduction to general aids / by Chauncy D. Harris. Chicago: University of Chicago, Department of Geography, 1976. (Research paper, no. 179.)
call no.:MC C433 no. 179 Reference

Introductory discussions of many kinds of reference material are followed by annotations for citations in each group. Includes bibliographies of bibliographies, bibliographies of general and specialized geography, journals and other serials, dissertations, maps and atlases, gazetteers and other place literature, dictionaries and encyclopedias, data, and geographic methods. Does not include many excellent older materials well covered in Aids to geographic research.

Bibliography of geography. Part II, Regional: v.1 United States / by Chauncy D. Harris. Chicago: University of Chicago, Department of Geography, 1984. (Research paper, no. 206.)
call no.:MC C433 no. 206 Reference

The only published volume of five projected volumes of regional geographies, bibliographies, data sources and other reference sources for both the entire country and parts of the United States. Similar annotations and indexing to Part I.

Guide to information sources in the geographical sciences / edited by Stephen Goddard. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1983.
call no.: G116 B84 1983 Reference

Extended bibliographic essays discussing books and articles on selected systematic topics, regions, and geographic tools, chiefly written by geographers. Not indexed.

Aids to geographical research: bibliographies, periodicals, atlases, gazetteers, and other reference books, 2d ed. / by John K. Wright and Elizabeth T. Platt. New York: Columbia University Press, 1947. (American Geographical Society research series, no. 22.)
call no.: Z6001 A1 W9 1947 Reference

Although out of date for current research, it is so useful that the Bibliography of Geography does not repeat most of references of enduring value published before 1946. Divided into general, topical and regional references. Includes more foreign language materials than the other guides. Describes and evaluates materials. Well indexed.

International list of geographical serials. 3rd ed. / compiled by Chauncy D. Harris and Jerome D. Fellmann. Chicago: University of Chicago, Department of Geography, 1980. (Research paper, no. 193.) call no.: MC C433 no. 193 Reference

Comprehensive list of all geographical serials, both current and ceased, which were known at the time of compilation. Arranged by country. Includes 19th century journals, which were geographical in name but general in content. For more recent titles the list includes only these which are geographical in content. Supplemental material includes sources used in compiling the international list. Title and publishing agency index. Valuable reference.

Annotated world list of selected current geographical serials, 4th ed. / edited by Chauncy D. Harris. Chicago: University of Chicago, Department of Geography, 1980. (Research paper, no. 194.)
call no.:MC C433 no. 194 Reference

Annotates 443 journals from 72 countries describing content and whether directed to general or scholarly readers. Also lists geography serials most often cited, and journals in other fields cited in geographical bibliographies.

History of modern geography: an annotated bibliography of selected works. / by Gary S. Dunbar. New York: Garland, 1985. (Bibliographies of the history of science and technology, v.9.)
call no.: G80 D86 1985 Reference

Over 1700 annotated references on the history of geography since the mid-eighteenth century. Strong on works in western languages. Includes geographical topics, geographical organizations and periodicals, geography in various countries, and biographical publications. Brief annotations describe the content of each work.

Geography and cartography: a reference handbook, 3d ed. London: Clive Bingley, 1976.
call no.:G63 L6 1976 Reference

Short and medium length articles, A-Z, on reference titles, periodicals, atlases, organizations, geographers and cartographers. Descriptions and explanations as appropriate. Cross referenced and indexed.

World bibliography of geographical bibliographies / Takashi Okuno. Japan: Institute of Geoscience, University of Tsukuba, 1992-1995. (Tsukuba studies in human geography, special publication, nos. 1-8.) call no.:G116 O58 1992 Reference

List of bibliographies of books and pamphlets in European languages published before the mid 1980s. Arrangement is both topical and regional. Includes many related fields. Not indexed.

Geography Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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Companion encyclopedia of geography: the environment and humankind / edited by Ian Douglas, Richard Huggett, and Mike Robinson. London; New York: Routledge, 1996.
call no.: G116 C645 1996 Reference

Consists of 45 essays by geographers which start from the editors' view that geography is "about the interdependence of people and their environment." The essays are organized under headings from geological and human history through "a world transformed by the growth of a global economy" and "habitat modification" with the resultant "questions" and "changing geographies" to the "geographical futures". These essays are also contributions from the major disciplines within geography. Bibliographies accompany each essay. Terms and concepts in the essays are indexed.

Dictionary of geography; 2nd ed. / by Susan Mayhew. Oxford; New York, 1997.
call no.: G63 M39 1997 Reference

This paperback reference explains more than 6000 terms used in both human and physical geography in definitions of one line to one page long.

Dictionary of human geography, 3rd.ed.rev. / edited by R. J. Johnston, Derek Gregory, and David M. Smith. Oxford; Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Reference, 1994.
call no.: GF4 D52 1994 Reference

English language terms, concepts, subfields of human geography, and organizations in the contemporary study of human geography. Brief bibliographies.

Encyclopedic dictionary of physical geography, 2nd ed. / edited by Andrew Goudie, et al. Oxford; Cambridge: Blackwell, 1994.
call no.: GB10 E53 1994 Reference

Parallels Johnston's Dictionary of human geography. Short definitions and longer articles on terms and concepts in physical geography. Brief bibliographies. Section of abbreviations in physical geography.

Dictionary of concepts in human geography / by Robert P. Larkin and Gary L. Peters. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1983.
call no.: GF4 L37 1983 Reference

Essays on over 100 concepts which define and delineate the history of each concept, append an "authoritative bibliography" of books and articles on the concept, and provide a list of additional sources for greater depth or investigation of an aspect of the subject. Indexed.

Dictionary of concepts in physical geography / by Thomas P. Huber, Robert P. Larkin, and Gary L. Peters. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988.
call no.: GB10 H82 1988 Reference

Parallels Dictionary of concepts in human geography in essays which define, give history, bibliography, and further sources of investigation. Some long bibliographies. Appendix systematically outlines the concepts into related groups. Indexed.

Modern geography: an encyclopedic survey / edited by Gary S. Dunbar. New York: Garland, 1991.
call no.: G63 M57 1991 Reference

Alphabetical list of brief entries on geographers (dates, education, some publications, obituary), societies (history, activities), major concepts and subfields (definition, development, brief bibliography), and countries (geographers, thrust of geography, and bibliography).

Longman dictionary of geography: human and physical / by Audrey N. Clark. London; New York: Longman, 1985.
call no.: G63 C56 1985 Reference

In 8000 short definitions, this is the first dictionary "to deal comprehensively with all branches of geography in one volume, [it] covers the terms used in geographical writing over the past 100 years." It omits very technical terms specific to specialist fields, and not commonly used in other parts of geography. Includes cross references to related terms.

Modern dictionary of geography, 3d ed. / by John Small and Michael Witherick. London: Edward Arnold, 1995.
call no.: G63 S53 1995 Reference

Over 2000 terms and concepts in physical and human geography are defined and explained at an undergraduate level. Short articles of one or more paragraphs.

Finding Places

Online:

CIA World Fact Book:
URL: http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html

A brief overview of countries' population, government, economy, etc. and access to downloadable maps.

GEOnet Names Server
URL: http://earth-info.nga.mil/gns/html/

Geographic features outside the U.S. on the National Imagery and Mapping Agency database are accessed, providing location data, name and type of feature. Country names are current to the date after each name, as approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.

JewishGen ShtetlSeeker: Central and Eastern Europe place names
URL: http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/

Uses the U.S. Board on Geographic Names databases for 24 countries (from GEOnet) to locate towns by location or name (exact spelling or the Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex system), provides a link to a map site, Mapquest, for a relevant map, and indicates the limitations of source quality and map scale.

Geographic Names Information System (GNIS):
URL: http://geonames.usgs.gov/

Official source of information for 2 million physical and cultural geographical features in the U.S., identifying the type of feature and its location, and providing a link to an online map. This service was developed by the National Mapping Information Program of the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN). Includes names from the 7.5 topographic map series and from other sources.

U.S. Gazetteer:
URL: http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/gazetteer

Identifies populated places, providing type of place, location, 1990 population, and a link to a map in the Bureau of the Census Tiger map server. Does not include unincorporated populated places.

Canadian Geographical Names - Natural Resources Canada:
URL: http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/

Over 500,000 geographical names in Canada from the Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names, either in English or French. Location information and map links are provided.

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Chamber's world gazetteer: an A-Z list of geographical names. 5th ed. / edited by D. Munro. Cambridge: Chambers, 1988.
call no.: G103.5 C453 1988 Reference

International gazetteer of 20,000 places with information on pronunciation, location, land features, population, history, and economics.

Columbia gazetteer of the world / edited by Saul B. Cohen. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998. 3 v.
call no.: G103.5 C65 1998 Reference

A "comprehensive gazetteer" of 160,000 places, political and geographical features, with many cross references for name changes and variations. It is also a geographical encyclopedia giving fuller information than in most other gazetteers, including location, pronunciation and details of physical and human geography. Geographical essays describe major regions and political areas. An excellent reference.

Merriam-Webster's geographical dictionary, 3rd ed. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1997.
call no.:G103.5 W42 1997 Reference

Gazetteer of place names, current and historical, with many cross references. Information includes pronunciation, location, area, population, some history.

Oxford dictionary of the world / edited by David Munro. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
call no.: G103.5 O94 1995 Reference

Recent A-Z gazetteer with brief, well summarized information on each place. Inset maps and tables.

World geographical encyclopedia / Sybil P. Parker, editor. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1995. 5 v.
call no.: G63 E5213 1995 Reference

English translation of Enciclopedia Geografica Universale, by Italian geographers, published in 1994. 5 volumes: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania. For each continent, continental region, and country: a survey of its physical environment, history, economy, and culture. Data and summary comparisons appear in frequent tables. Each volume has maps and descriptions of the "great routes of civilization". A lengthy discussion of world geography, statistical population and economic tables by country, a geographical glossary, and a full encyclopedia index conclude volume 5. Many photographs.

Worldmark encyclopedia of the nations. 9th ed. Detroit: Gale, 1998.
call no.: G63 W67 1998 Reference

Encyclopedia of long articles on countries worldwide. 5 volumes: Africa, Asia and Oceania, Americas, Europe, and a volume on the United Nations system. For each country, basic geographical facts, physical geography, characteristics of population, economy, government, and culture are described. A map and short bibliography are included. An index includes names of countries, territories,and dependencies.

Omni gazetteer of the United States of America: providing name, location and identification for nearly 1,500,000 populated places, ... locales, historic places, and geographic features in the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories / Frank R. Abate, editor. Detroit: Omnigraphics, 1991. 11 v.
call no.: E154 O45 1991 Reference

Gazetteer of populated places of all types, natural features, and other named entities (facilities, locales). Includes the entire geographic names list in the Geographic Names Information System as of May, 1990, including about 120,000 populated places, and names from other federal sources. Information includes type of feature, county, 7.5 minute series topographic map name (for GNIS), latitude and longitude, elevations, source of the entry, and where relevant, population and zip code. Lists in the appendices include: topographic map names, feature types, historic places in the National Register, state and county FIPS codes (federal numeric codes), Indian reservations, Federal Aviation Administration airports list, and FAA elevated landmarks and structures list.

Geography Dissertations

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Dissertation Abstracts Ondisc, 1861- . Ann Arbor: University Microfilms.
In the UW-Madison Electronic Library. http://www.umi.com/hp/Products/Dissertations.html

Abstracts are available online only from 1980. In the printed abstracts, dissertations are listed by subject of degree.

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Bibliography of dissertations in geography; American and Canadian Universities / by Clyde E. Browning. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina, Department of Geography, 1901-1969. (Studies in geography; 1, 1970). 1969-1982. (Studies in geography; 18, 1983).
call no.: Z6001 B89 Reference and Z6001 B89 1983 Reference

Lists are grouped under broad subjects. Author index.

Bibliography of master's theses in geography: American and Canadian universities / by Merrill M. Stuart. Tualatin, OR: Geographic and Area Study Publications, 1973.
call no.: Z6001 S78 Reference

Based chiefly on theses lists appearing in the periodical, Professional Geographer, through February 1972. Approximately 80% of the titles were confirmed by Geography Departments, the remainder were listed as given in the Professional Geographer. Subjects are the same as those in Browning's dissertation lists. Indexed by large geographical regions only.

Guide to programs of geography in the United States and Canada; and AAG handbook and directory of geographers / Association of American Geographers. Washington, DC: AAG, annual.
call no.: G76.5 U5 A743 Reference

Since 1979-1980, theses and dissertations have been listed in this annual guide (under its various names).

Professional geographer. Washington, DC: AAG, 1949- .
call no.: MC P943 G29 Periodicals

From v. 2, 1950 through 1979: lists of doctoral dissertations and master's theses were printed, usually annually. The first list (v.2, no.1, 1950: p. 8-18) covers the period from June 1946 for dissertations and from August 1948 for master's theses.

"Dissertations in geography accepted by universities in the United States and Canada for the degree of Ph.D., June 1935, to June, 1946..." by Leslie Hewes. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, v. 36, no.4, 1946, p. 215-247.
call no.: MC AS6 v. 36 Reference

"Dissertations in Geography accepted by universities in the United States for the Degree of Ph.D. as of May, 1935." by Derwent Whittlesey. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, v. 25, no. 4, 1935, p. 211-237.
call no.: MC AS6 v. 25 Reference

This "complete list of geographic dissertations accepted by universities in the United States" was compiled from information supplied by Geography Departments.

Geography Societies and Associations

Online:

Association of American Geographers:
URL: http://www.aag.org

Canadian Association of Geographers:
URL: http://www.uwindsor.ca/cag/

National Geographic Society:
URL: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/

Royal Geographical Society / Institute of British Geographers:
URL: http://www.rgs.org

International Geographical Union:
URL: http://www.igu-net.org/

State Geographic Alliances:
URL: http://www.Colorado.EDU/geography/virtdept/resources/educatio/resource/edresour.htm

A linked list of the alliances of teachers and geographers, which were started under the geography education program of the National Geographic Society. The site is maintained by the Geography Department, University of Colorado at Boulder.

Earth Science Societies, Agencies and other links:
URL: http://www.geology.wisc.edu/library/world.html

Linked web page lists of the U.W.-Madison Geology and Geophysics Library.

Finding Articles and Books

Online:

GEOBASE (computer file). Norwood, MA: Silver Platter; London, Elsevier.
Online version (1994-present)
URL: http://www.library.wisc.edu/reslist.journals/journals-g.html available only to valid University of Wisconsin-Madison students, faculty and staff. CD-rom version (1980-1999) available only by request at the Geography Library desk.

Citations from 1980 to present. Updated quarterly. Abstracts the scholarly literature of geography, cartography and GIS; and some geology and oceanography; after 1990 international development and ecology are included. Current global coverage of articles in journals, and of some monographs, proceedings, reports, and limited numbers of theses. Over half of its entries are drawn from Geographical abstracts. The abstracts of geography, cartography, GIS, and international development parts of Geobase are also available on its current Geographical CD-ROM.

Current geographical publications: additions to the research catalogue of the American Geographical Society. New York, 1938-1977; Milwaukee: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Library, American Geographical Society collection, 1978-

URL: http://leardo.lib.uwm.edu/cgp/cgp.html. The text of the most current issue is published on the library's Web site.
URL: http://geobib.lib.uwm.edu/. A cumulative Online Bibliography of Geographical Publications for the years 1985-1997 is also available.

Indexes international literature: books, articles, atlases and maps, and other publications under both topical and regional subjects. Uses the American Geographical Society classification system. When appropriate, titles are listed in both the systematic and regional sections. Recent books are also featured in a separate list. The AGS Collection Research Catalogue, with its supplements (call no.: Z6009 A5 Reference), is a cumulation of Current geographical publications, v. 1-39, from 1923 through 1976 (v.39).

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Current geographical publications: additions to the research catalogue of the American Geographical Society. New York, 1938-1977; Milwaukee: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Library, American Geographical Society collection, 1978-
call no.: MC AM3 G28 C Reference

Indexes international literature: books, articles, atlases and maps, and other publications under both topical and regional subjects. Uses the American Geographical Society classification system. When appropriate, titles are listed in both the systematic and regional sections. Recent books are also featured in a separate list. The AGS Collection Research Catalogue, with its supplements (call no.: Z6009 A5 Reference), is a cumulation of Current geographical publications, v. 1-39, from 1923 through 1976 (v.39).

Geographical abstracts. Norwich, England: Geo Abstracts, Ltd.; Elsevier.
call no.: MC G273 AB87 Reference

Published in 2 parts from 1989 to the present: human geography and physical geography. Began in 4 parts in 1966, expanded in the 1970s as Geoabstracts in 7 parts. Included in "Geobase" from 1980. Preceded by Geomorphological abstracts, 1960-1965. (call no.: MC G35 M87 Reference)

Abstracts in English of international geography literature (articles, books, proceedings) from a broad range of publications. Includes many articles from non-geographical journals. Arranged by fields of human and physical geography.

Bibliographie geographique = International geographical bibliography. Paris, 1891-
call no.: MC B47 G29 Reference and MC F848 B47 Reference

Lists articles and books in all aspects of geography. Abstracts in French or English are published from 1977. Indexed. Although it has had various titles, it is chiefly known as Bibliographie geographique. Although v. 1-24, 1891-1914, were published as part of the periodical, Annales de Geographie, volumes of the bibliography from 1893 are shelved with the full set.

Progress in human geography: an international review of geographical work in the social sciences and humanities. London: Arnold, 1977-. quarterly.
call no.: MC P945 H88 Periodicals

Bibliographical essays and progress reports on recent research. Useful source for reviewing direction of research in human geography.

Progress in physical geography: an international review of geographical work in the natural and environmental sciences. London: Arnold, 1977-. quarterly.
call no.: MC P945 P56 Periodicals

Bibliographical essays and progress reports on recent research. Useful source for reviewing direction of research in physical geography.

Geography Databases

GEOBASE (computer file). Norwood, MA: Silver Platter; London, Elsevier.
Online version (1994-present)
URL: http://www.library.wisc.edu/elib.coreguide.1/geobase.html available only to valid University of Wisconsin-Madison students, faculty and staff. CD-rom version (1980-1999) available only by request at the Geography Library desk to be used on a computer at the Geography Library.

Citations from 1980 to present. Updated quarterly. Abstracts the scholarly literature of geography, cartography and GIS; and some geology and oceanography; after 1990 international development and ecology are included. Current global coverage of articles in journals, and of some monographs, proceedings, reports, and limited numbers of theses. Over half of its entries are drawn from Geographical abstracts. The abstracts of geography, cartography, GIS, and international development parts of Geobase are also available on its current Geographical CD-ROM.

Current geographical publications: additions to the research catalogue of the American Geographical Society. New York, 1938-1977; Milwaukee: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Library, American Geographical Society collection, 1978-
URL: http://geobib.lib.uwm.edu/. A cumulative Online Bibliography of Geographical Publications for the years 1985-1997 is also available.

Indexes international literature: books, articles, atlases and maps, and other publications under both topical and regional subjects. Uses the American Geographical Society classification system. When appropriate, titles are listed in both the systematic and regional sections. Recent books are also featured in a separate list. The AGS Collection Research Catalogue, with its supplements (call no.: Z6009 A5 Reference), is a cumulation of Current geographical publications, v. 1-39, from 1923 through 1976 (v.39).

Social Science Fulltext: 1983-to date (updated monthly)
URL: http://www.library.wisc.edu/elib.coreguide.1/ssindex.html

Social Sciences Full Text indexes more than 415 key periodicals in the fields of economics, politics and foreign affairs, public administration, public health, sociology, criminology, environmental and urban studies, psychology and anthropology. Feature articles are indexed, as are interviews, obituaries, biographies, and book reviews. There are abstracts beginning with 1994. Full-text articles from 112 journals have been added beginning with 1995.