Highlighted Databases: Geography & Education

The Gottesman Libraries


The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together." -- Barack Obama


Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments, often taking into account the physical features of Earth and its atmosphere, as well as human activity and interactions. In July, we highlight research resources relevant to geography education to inform academic programs and current offerings.


Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database with full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.


Border and Immigration Studies Online comprises primary source documents, archives, films, and ephemera relate to significant border areas and events from the 19th to 21st centuries. It offers researchers historical context and resources, from both personal and institutional perspectives, to the growing fields of border(land) studies and migration studies, as well as history, law, politics, diplomacy, area and global studies, anthropology, medicine, the arts, and more. The collection continues to expand, and at completion will include 100,000 pages of text, 175 hours of video, and 1,000 images. Materials in the collection are organized around fundamental themes of Border Identities, Border Enforcement and Control, Border Disputes, Border Criminologies, Maritime Borders, Human Trafficking, Sea Migration, Undocumented and Unauthorized Migration, and Global Governance of Migration.


Ebook Central-Academic Complete provides authoritative, full-text e-books in a wide range of subject areas along with powerful tools to find, use, and manage the information.


Education Education Full Text provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of over 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education, with over 50 journals dedicated to this important topic, and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Subject coverage includes adult education, continuing education, literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods, and much more.


ERIC is the database of the Educational Resources Information Center, with articles, reports, curricula, conference proceeds, and much more, from 1966 to the present. The most comprehensive database on education, it is available in 3 platforms: Proquest, Ebsco, and the government site.


Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective includes a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of humanities and social sciences journals.


National Geographic Virtual Library: Featuring Magazine Archive 1888-Present includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable through an intuitive interface.


Social Sciences Full Text covers concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences. More than 350 key international, English-language periodicals. Indexing of periodicals provided from 1983-current, full text coverage starting 1995.



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