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General Resource Information

Your Library has a great deal more information on this topic!

E-Books, journals, magazine and newspaper articles are available online. These services are for current Southwestern College students and staff.

When accessing  the research databases and other e-resources from off campus, you will be prompted for your WebAdvisor User ID and birthdate by the SWC off campus access system. For additional information about off campus access visit


    Site List

    These sites are good starting points for exploring Geography resources on the Internet.

    • CIA World Fact Book
      Includes information on every country in the world. Provides facts about geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and more. There is also a map and flags of the world collection.
    • Altapedia Online
      Contains political and physical color maps of countries of the world.
    • Google Earth Online
      Fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps and terrain.
    • This Dynamic Planet
      An interactive map detailing the Earth's volcanoes, earthquakes and plate tectonics .
    • TopoZone
      This site provides access to topographic maps of the United States "for professional and recreational map users".
    • ArcGIS
      Online program to create and share custom maps.
    • Geo Data
      Access, search, and browse through over 400,000 maps, data sets, and services provided by the Federal Government.
    • National Atlas
      Provides the ability to print or purchase maps, as well as the creation custom maps. Also provides some articles.
    • USGS Maps, Imagery and Publications
      Map information from the U.S. Geological Survey
    • University of Georgia Hargrett Rare Map Collection
      More than 800 historic maps from the 16th century through the early 20 th century.
    • Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
      A collection of historical and current maps from the University of Texas.


    These databases will help you locate journal articles and and other information on geography.

    Geography Subject Directories

    These Internet resource directories are useful for exploring a subject to find out what's available on the Internet. Be sure to carefully evaluate what you find.


    Library Catalog

    Search the Library's Online Catalog: (your search results will open in a new window):




    These books and more can be found at the Southwestern College library

    Cover Art
    The Power of Place: Geography, Destiny, and Globalization's Rough Landscape - Harm de Blij
    Call Number: GF41 .D42 2009
    ISBN: 9780195367706
    Publication Date: 2009

    Cover Art
    Oxford Atlas of the World - George Phillip & Son
    Call Number: G1021 .A7545 2008
    ISBN: 9780195334005
    Publication Date: 2007


    Subject Keywords

    Use these subject keywords when searching the library catalog to find specific material on geography

    Economic geography Geographers
    Maps Geography, ancient
    Atlases Digital maps
    Boundaries Law & geography
    Countries Geopolitics

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