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Geography Research Guide

Databases - Highly Recommended

Databases for Human and Cultural Geography

Databases for Physical and Environmental Geography

Databases for Cartography and Statistics

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Finding Full Text Articles

If you don't see the full text article, click on "Find It@HSU":

"Find It" will locate your article online, or direct you to the print journal on the 2nd floor of the library.

If we do not have the article in any format, you may request it via

with no additional fee. Electronic articles can often arrive within 48 hours.

Looking For A Specific Journal?

Use the Journal Finder to search for journal titles by name.

Google Scholar

Under Google Scholar settings, set "Library Links" to include Humboldt State University! This will connect you to FindIt@HSU.

Using Citations

Citation searching is a strategy for collecting relevant sources on your topic.

Say you have found an important, scholarly article on your topic. Before he wrote the article, the author went through a research process that was likely very similar to the one you are going through right now. He found a number of good articles on his topic, and then he created a References list. That References list is like a trail of breadcrumbs that you can follow back to more important, scholarly articles on your topic.

Always look at the References list at the end of each article you find, to see if any of the listed sources might be useful!