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GEO 220: World Regional Geography (Crain-LO)

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Library Databases

The best way to locate articles is through the library databases.  Go to Databases by Subject and look under the category Geography/GIS (GEO) to find a list of relevant databases.  You can also perform a search in the databases below.

Remember not to write sentences in the search box.  Search by topic, keyword, or region. 

Look for additional keywords or subjects offered. Also make sure you look for toolbars that provide print, email, and citation options.

Suggested Databases

Suggested Topics

  • Climate change and its effects
  • Conflict area in the world
  • Development
  • Disease and its spread
  • Environmental issues
  • Ethnic groups (culture or language)
  • Female empowerment/gender or equality issues
  • Food (types, production) in reference to agriculture
  • Fresh water (abundance, scarcity)
  • Globalization
  • Human trafficking issues
  • Industries and economic implications
  • Literacy rates and development
  • Migration, migration flow
  • Natural resources and economic implications
  • Northern Sea Route (along the Arctic)
  • Physical landscape and its impact on culture
  • Population density and food scarcity
  • Terrorism
  • Tourism, ecotourism
  • Transportation of goods (on the seas, rail, roads)
  • Urban geography (development of cities, city planning)