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Highly Recommended

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Academic Search Premier Indexes major scholarly journals and popular magazines in all academic disciplines. 1984 to present
Geobase Indexes journals and other publications in geography, geology, ecology, and related disciplines. More Details... 1980 to present
Online Geographical Bibliography (GEOBIB) Indexes books, journal and magazine articles, pamphlets, government documents, maps and atlases acquired by the American Geographical Society Library. 1985 to 2005
OmniFile Full Text Mega Indexes major popular magazines and scholarly journals covering general topics, business, humanities, general science, education, and the social sciences. More Details... 1982 to present

Also Recommended - Human and Cultural Geography

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America: History & Life Index to scholarly research on the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. More Details... 1954 to present
Bibliography of Africana Periodical Literature Database Indexes articles from English language and multi-lingual journals and periodicals that specialize in African Studies or consistently cover the African continent. Usually from Vol. 1 of the indexed periodical
Bibliography of Asian Studies Indexes principally western-language journal articles and book chapters on all subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia. More Details... 1971 to present
Handbook of Latin American Studies Index to scholarly literature on Latin America covering the social sciences and humanities.More Details... 1935 to present
Historical Abstracts Index to scholarly research on the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada). More Details... 1954 to present
Population Index Index to research literature on demography--fertility, mortality, population growth, and migration. More Details... 1986 to 2000
POPLINE Indexes journal articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and related health issues. Includes links to online fulltext if available. 1970 to present, with some back to 1827

Also Recommended - Physical and Environmental Geography

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Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management Major index to environmental science and technology research published in journals and other literature. Can be searched collectively as one index or as separate subfiles, e.g., Sustainablity Science Abstracts, Water Resources Abstracts and Human Population and Natural Resources Management. More Details... 1981 to present
GeoRef Indexes journal articles, maps, dissertations, conference papers and government documents on geology, geophysics, hydrology and other earth sciences. More Details... 1693 to present for North America; 1933 to present for the rest of the world
US Geological Survey Publications Warehouse Indexes USGS publications covering geology, hydrology, biology and geography, with links to fulltext if available. 1880 to present
Environmental History Bibliography Database Indexes books, articles, and dissertations on topics in the fields of forest, conservation, and environmental history. 1633 to present

Also Recommended - Cartography and Statistics

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GIS Bibliography Indexes literature on geographic information systems science and technology published in journals, conference proceedings, books, and reports. “From the origins of GIS to the present”
ProQuest Statistical Insight Includes an index with accompanying fulltext statistical tables from federal, state and intergovernmental organizations, along with a separate index to statistics appearing in federal publications from 1973 to the present. More Details... 1997 to present for fulltext tables; 1973 to present for index
World Almanac Reference database providing current and historical facts and statistics on a wide variety of U.S. and international subjects. More Details... 1998 to present

Other Databases to Consider

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Annual Reviews Contains critical reviews written by leading scientists in 33 disciplines within the biological, medical, physical, and social sciences. 1932 to present
ArchiveGrid ArchiveGrid is an important destination for searching through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world. Search the finding aids from thousands of libraries, museums and archives. More Details... 1800s to present
ArticleFirst Indexes the table of contents of 16,000 journals in all subject areas. More Details... 1990 to present
Conference Papers Index Indexes meeting papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific conferences. More Details... 1982 to present
Dissertation and Theses:  The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection Indexes more than 1,000,000 dissertations and theses in the social sciences and humanities. Contains fulltext of most U.S. theses and dissertations. More Details... 1637 to present
Google Scholar Indexes scholarly journal articles and web pages in all academic disciplines. More Details...  
JSTOR Includes fulltext articles from scholarly journals from their first volume to a point five years before the present. More Details... Dates vary
PapersFirst Indexes individual papers presented at congresses, conferences, and symposia. More Details... 1993 to present
US Government Publications Monthly Catalog Indexes documents issued by the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the US federal government. More Details... 1976 to present
WorldCat Indexes books, government documents, technical reports, media, maps, sound recordings, and other monographic materials found in libraries worldwide. More Details... 1000 B.C. to present