Disciplines & Professions: Geography
About.com's Geography Directory
Contains many different sites with maps and visuals, as well as links to information about cities, countries, and physical features such as lakes and mountains.
Academic Info's Geography Gateway
Browse a vast alphabetical subject index or search by keyword. Main menu directs you to a digital library, reference desk, and sites of geographic organizations.
Fun and interactive Web site includes games, quizzes, homework help, and mapping skills, in addition to links by geographical topic and regions. Created and maintained by a high school geography teacher, the site is suitable for students in middle to high school.
Collection of links intended to serve the academic community in the fields of geography and planning, geoscience, and environmental science. Contains links to Web pages with information in the subjects studied in the Faculty of Geographical Studies, Utrecht University, Netherlands. Subjects include cartography, environmental science and policy, human geography, physical geography, and planning science.
Social Science Internet Gateway Geography Directory
Information is divided by resource type, including papers and reports; bibliographic databases; data sources; governmental bodies; news; organizations; journals—abstracts and full text; and research projects/centers.
Yahoo!'s Geography Directory
Browser-friendly. General categories include navigation, employment, and geographic information systems.
GEOGRAPHY (Elsevier, available through SilverPlatter)
Includes an international compilation of journals, books, reports, and theses. Entries have both bibliopgrahic information and abstracts. 290,000+ records from 1990 to the present.
Douglas, Ian, Richard Huggett, and Mike Robinson, eds. Companion Encyclopedia of Geography: The Environment and Humankind. New York: Routledge, 1996.
Articles on various geography issues arranged under larger subject headings. Each entry provides a bibliography and suggestions for further reading. Includes a general index.
Geographical Abstracts. New York: Elsevier, 1989-.
Indexes more than 1,000 journals, books, conference proceedings, and theses. Provides abstracts for all entries. Includes cumulative, subject, author, and journal indices.
The Hutchinson Guide to the World. 3rd ed. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx, 1998.
Alphabetical listing of countries. Provides information about government, economy, population, and a brief chronology of events. Also includes a second section of 6,500+ articles on cities, towns, regions, provinces, and geographical features.
Longley, Paul A., Michael F. Goodchild, David J. Maguire, and David W. Rhind, eds. Geographical Information Systems. 2nd ed. 2 vols. New York: Wiley, 1999.
Provides a comprehensive overview of concepts and issues in geographical information systems. Entries are organized by subject. Provides a cumulative bibliography and index in volume two.
Merriam Webster's Geographical Dictionary. 3rd ed. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1997.
Provides descriptions of thousands of nations, cities, states, artificial and natural features around the world. Organized alphabetically.
The National Geographic Desk Reference. Washington, DC: National Geographic, 1999.
Provides an overview of the field and articles on a wide array of topics. Entries are organized by subject. Includes a glossary and an index.
Sumner, Ray, ed. World Geography. 8 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem, 2001.
Each volume covers a geographic region. Provides general information about nations, physical geography, natural resources, human geography, and economic geography for each region. Volume 8 includes a glossary and cumulative index.