GEOG Subject Gateway
An e-book database in all academic subjects with more than 38,000 e-book titles from over 220 academic disciplines, including new books in physical and human geography, area studies, GIS and remote sensing. *NOTE: ebrary now has digital thematic map images from Maps.com. Do a Simple Search on 'maps.com' and select limiters by region or subject to see if the database has maps that suit your needs.
Use this resource to discover books on geography, cartography, geographic information systems, regional studies and career guides for geographers.
This is the catalog for the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions, of which Cook Library's catalog is only a part. It is a comprehensive catalog of holdings at libraries which are members of the system, and allows Towson students and faculty to tranfer books held by other institutions to Cook Library (usually within three to five business days). Journal articles need to be ordered from Interlibrary Loan; audio visual materials have to be viewed in the library that owns them. A growing number of resources, such as electronic books and electronic government publications, can acquired directly from a link in this catalog. Use the Advanced Search feature to limit to electronic publications.
Provides a collection of over 4,560 electronic books, including reference books.
Mac Users: In order to read books in this collection, EBSCO suggests installing a PDF Browser Plug-in called Schubert|it. The plugin can be downloaded here: http://www.schubert-it.com/pluginpdf/. This is required for the database to function properly.
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A full-text, e-book collection that provides access to more than 260 professional and technical texts on topics such as environmental science; technology; environmental and occupational health and safety, environmental law; GIS, and mapping; and related topics.
Terms and Conditions: http://www.crcnetbase.com/page/terms_and_conditions
This encyclopedia captures the roles women have played throughout world history, with over 650 biographies and over 600 topical articles in geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies.
This is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and other experts. The articles are written in non-technical language and will be useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well as to the general public.
The United States Geological Survey provides reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life. Its Publications Warehouse provides full text electronic publications of scientific research, mapping, inventories, bulletins, circulars, and monographs, some going back to the late 19th century.
The Catalog to Baltimore's largest research university, with books and journals in every subject supported by the JHU curriculum.
Journal article citations, abstracts and some full text covering the Arts, Sciences, and Social Studies, with articles across many disciplines useful to many areas of geographical research.
ScienceDirect includes over 2,500 full text journals and 20,000 books covering all aspects of science - including life sciences, physical sciences and social sciences.
Terms and Conditions: http://www.elsevier.com/legal/elsevier-website-terms-and-conditions
Digital image archive of over 450 core scholarly journals in JSTOR Arts & Sciences I, II, III, and IV collections, including backfiles of journals in ethnography, human geography and physical geography. Articles contain full text plus graphics, charts, tables etc.
Provides access to 11 million citations from over 20,000 scholarly journals.
U.S. and international news; company information; and federal, state, and international legal materials.
An electronic encyclopedia about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The Encyclopedia is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and other experts, and is written in non-technical language.
This is a growing collection of chapters and online textbooks in physical geography. Beginning with Fundamentals of Physical Geography and Understanding Physical Geography, written for a first year college audience. The site is browsable and searchable, and includes an online glossary in geography and earth science.
Central portal to the Library of Congress' vast resources, and to electronic resources chosen by the Library staff, including country studies, foreign law materials, digitized books and articles, cybercasts, and featured collections of international, cultural and historic importance.
This resource is the central portal to mapping, GIS data, remotely sensed imagery, and scientific publications in physical geography covering the United States of America. It includes reference sources, publications, interactive map viewers, and paper maps available for purchase. It is especially strong in ecosystems and human-environment interaction.
The Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC) is a voluntary alliance of agencies, universities, and nonprofits dedicated to enhancing collective information and services among the members and their partners for all those seeking agricultural information over the Internet. It currently employs eighty subject specialists covering sixty subject areas in agriculture and the environment.
This site is maintained by Kristina Klos Wynne and Kenneth Foote of the Department of Geography at the University of Colorado at Boulder .It is an ideal portal for students and faculty at the university level.
The official source, from the United States Geological Survey, of official and standard place names in the United States of American and related territories. Includes over two million locations, including schools, roads, churches, landmarks and other features, complete with locations and attributes that simplify the creation of GIS shapefiles.
Interactive and base maps, and data layers in many subjects, for any location in Maryland.
This is the most comprehensive portal to GIS data from Federal, State, Local and Nonprofit GIS data sources. You must create a user account to personalize access to data.
Interactive maps and downloadable data from the oldest and most prestigious scientific agency of the Federal government.
Central clearinghouse for public sector datat sets in environmental science, health and social sciences.
GIS data sharing and data repositories for thematic and statistical mapping of the United Kingdom and neighboring countries.
Maps and data serving the environment and society of Canada.
The Chesapeake Bay Program is a unique regional partnership that has led and directed the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay since 1983. The Chesapeake Bay Program partners include the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia; the District of Columbia; the Chesapeake Bay Commission, a tri-state legislative body; the Environmental Protection Agency, representing the federal government; and participating citizen advisory groups. For more, visit our overview of the Chesapeake Bay Program.
The Resource Library has many resources of interest to students and researchers.
This is a searchable and interactive mapping and imaging utility with multiple user-selected datasets, boundaries and images.
An interdisciplinary resource system for digital image and map data for the Sonoran desert region, including the U.S. Southwest and northern Mexico.
EOS-WEBSTER provides free, customized Earth Science data. Its data holdings are searchable by area or by date or by keyword, freetext or by the name of the collection. It has distributed almost 700,000 data products to users around the world since 1999.
GeoGratis is a portal provided by the Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) which provides geospatial data at no cost and without restrictions via the Internet.
The GLCF is a center for land cover science with a focus on research using remotely sensed satellite data and products to assess land cover change for local to global systems.
Landsat represents the world's longest continuous collection of space-based moderate-resolution land remote sensing data. Nearly four decades of imagery provides a unique resource for those who work in agriculture, geology, forestry, regional planning, education, mapping, and global change research. Landsat images are also invaluable for students and university researchers.
This non-profit group provides online access and purchasing of LANDSAT imagery.
This multi-agency consortium, hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency, provides a large collection of land cover data from NASA, Fish & Wildlife, Forest Service, NOAA and the USGS.
This site is a nationwide program of satellite remote sensing data and technologies supporting applied research, K-16 education, professional development, and technology transfer. AmericaView is administered through a partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey and a consortium of universities, laboratories and state and federal agencies.
TRFIC is a multi-agency consortium primarily founded to distribute NASA Earth Science Information to the scholarly & educationcommunity. Its imagery and mapping tracks changes and extent of the amazon rain forest.
A nonprofit scientific and educational society, founded in 1904, contributes to the advancement of geography. Its members from more than 60 countries share interests in the theory, methods, and practice of geography.
One of dozens of specialities within geography, cartography is the art, science and craft of making maps, still a core subject in geography. This site is for members but has a wealth of contacts and newsletters by and for working cartographers.
This speciality group is for working professionals in the field of remote sensing technology and data. It has newsletters back to 1980 that are freely accessible, and other resources for members only.
News, academics, lists of publications, contacts and featured projects in the field of geography at University of Maryland at College Park.
News, academics and research output from the University of Maryland at Baltimore County's Department of Geography and Environmental Systems
The official conference web site for TuGIS. This annually themed conference brings timely material of value to students, teachers and working professionals in Geographic Information Systems and Sciences.
ASPRS exists to advance the state of mapping sciences and responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, and geographic information systems (GIS).