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This online guide provides information and quick links to geographic resources available via UST Libraries. Use the tabs (above) to help find books, articles, media resources, geography websites and citation management tools. Contact the liaison librarian (right) if you have questions or need research assistance.
National Geographic Society Daily News
New GIS database! - SimplyMap
Use SimplyMap to create clean, legible, detailed thematic maps for presentations, reports, grant applications, business plans, and research projects. Data variables can be viewed at the State, County, ZIP Code, Tract and Block Group levels. Customize your maps, from colors and boundaries to the number of data categories. SimplyMap includes access to thousands of demographic, business, and marketing data variables such as consumer expenditure, lifestyles, market segments, and more.
CLICsearch - Audio search
Reference Works - Background Information
Britannica Academic Edition
Britannica Academic Edition contains the Encyclopaedia Britannica, one of the largest, most authoritative encyclopedias in the world. Besides articles it includes ebooks, links to major news stories from the New York Times and the BBC, maps, photos, and other multi-media tools such as interactive timelines and videos. It also has Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, and the Britannica Student Encyclopedia.
Oxford Reference contains full text dictionaries and encyclopedias from the Oxford University Press. It is easy to search and contains entries on a wide array of topics from business, computing and environmental science to art, biology, literature, religion, and political science.
Provides access to hundreds of online reference books including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations from a variety of publishers. Covers both general reference and subject-specific reference titles for a variety of disciplines. Topic Pages give great background overviews on subjects.