Articles & Databases : Geography & Geoinformation
Multidisciplinary database of indexed research literature on the earth sciences, ecology, geology, human and physical geography, environmental sciences, oceanography, geomechanics, alternative energy sources, pollution, waste management, and nature conservation.
Coverage: coverage varies
Collection of core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences digitized in most cases back to the first date of issue. JSTOR also includes selected books, primary sources and other materials for academic work.
Coverage: coverage varies
Provides online access to over 480 journals, books, book series (including Lecture Notes in Computer Science and Topics in Current Chemistry), protocols, and reference works published by Springer and its partners. Covers subjects in computer science, engineering, humanities, social sciences, law, business and economics, biomedical and life sciences.
Academic Search Complete
Provides a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary database with full-text, peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracts for monographs, reports, and conference proceedings. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887.
A web based spatial data service that allows access to a collection of unique, authoritative, and comprehensive information from government statistics, population and economic censuses, and many other data sources in a spatially integrated system with many functions for exploratory spatial data analysis. Click on "Enter" to proceed. Off-campus access not available.
[University of Michigan]
Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference
This resource searches the Data-Planet repository of standardized and structured statistical data. Users can search and view charts, maps, and rankings of time series at the country, state, county, MSA, postal code, census-tract/block group level. This product provides summary information as well as detailed line item views.
Dissertations & Theses @ George Mason University
Access full text of dissertations and theses in pdf format, as well as online 24 page preview. Content submitted by George Mason University, and published in Dissertation Abstracts.
Coverage: 1940s to present
This collection offers coverage in the areas of ecosystem ecology, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, and urban planning. The database contains full-text for more than 600 journals and 100 books and indexes over 1,500 journals.
A web-based platform that provides online access to geospatial data. It allows users to create custom maps and analyses using data from a variety of GIS datasets, including topographic and population (LandScan) data.
[East View Information Services]
Geodata Server (Mason Libraries)
Online access to the libraries' selective GIS data sets acquired from Northern VA counties (Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince Williams etc.) and other commercial sources.
Provides access to the geoscience literature. GeoRef contains references to geoscience maps, serial, and non-serial literature. The database includes references to all publications of the U.S. Geological Survey. Master's theses and doctoral dissertations from US and Canadian universities are also covered. Coverage for North American resources starts in 1669, whereas worldwide coverage starts in 1933.
Database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with topics including global warming, recycling, alternate fuel sources, and more. This resource draws from the disciplines of environmental science, agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Coverage includes indexing and abstracting for scholarly journals, general titles, and government documents.
LandScan Global Archives
Developed and published by Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Government, LandScan comprises a worldwide population database compiled on a 30" X 30" latitude/longitude grid. This dataset covers the entire globe, excluding Antarctica, and is updated annually. Access to the raw data is also available via the use of ArcGIS software. Please contact the GIS Librarian for more information.
[East View Information Services]
National Geographic Virtual Library
Provides a cross-searchable platform for the Society publications including maps, videos and images, as well as the Magazine.
One stop place to access National Atlas of the U.S., U.S. Topo (digital and historical topographic maps), and the National Map Viewer to view and download the data layers on Public and Education Buildings, Administrative Boundaries, Hydrology, Land Cover, Contours, and other geographic features of the U.S.
A fully web-based online data and mapping application that gives access to over 15,000 indicators related to demographics, housing, crime, mortgages, health, jobs and more. Data is available at all common geographies (address, block group, census tract, zip code, county, city, state, MSA) as well as unique geographies like school districts and political boundaries. Data comes from both public and proprietary sources.
[PolicyMap / The Reinvestment Fund (TRF)]
ProQuest Research Library
Provides access to more than 4,000 titles from general reference databases, including a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines.
Coverage: coverage varies, range 1867-1970
Access the digital Sanborn historical map collections (1867-1970) for the states of Colorado, Delaware, Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, Virginia, and Wyoming; and the District of Columbia. These maps show the history, growth, & development of American cities, towns, & neighborhoods.
Web-based mapping application that enables users to quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data. Data includes Census (1980 - Present), American Community Survey, and both Simmons and MRI Consumer Survey Data. Users may create accounts to save their work. For more information, see the SimplyAnalytics InfoGuide.
[Geographic Research, Inc.]
An online research tool that provides access to current and historical census data and demographic information. The web interface lets users create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change.
[Social Explorer Inc.]
Web of Science: Core Collection
Contains citations and searchable author abstracts, covering scholarly literature in journals, books and conference proceedings. Includes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, Index Chemicus, and Emerging Sources Citation Index. Additional resources available by selecting from the dropdown list next to the Core Collection heading.
Most of these electronic resources are governed by license agreements which limit use to the George Mason University Community of students, faculty, staff, and on-site users of George Mason University Libraries facilities. Each user has the responsibility of using these resources only for individual, educational and non-commercial purposes. The systematic downloading, distribution, or permanent retention of significant portions of these databases may be a violation of said licenses or copyright law. Particular resources may have additional requirements for access or restrictions on use. Please consult with a University Libraries Collection Development Officer for details about terms and conditions.