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CEOE - Geography and Spatial Sciences dept.

Research in Geography

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This guide provides access to resources on a variety of topics related to Geography: climatology; land surface processes; human, cultural, and environmental geography; geographic education; and geographic methods, such as GIS and data analysis. It is intended to help you use the University of Delaware Library and its services, find a book, locate a journal or article, select and use the appropriate databases, and find useful sites on the Internet. The tabs on the left will help you navigate the guide.

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Where to look for books, articles, etc.
  • DELCAT - best bet to find which books (print and electronic) the library owns. Results will also include journals, articles, film, video and other materials belonging to UD's library as well as libraries worldwide. (Video tutorial available.)
  • Google Scholar - quick and easy way to find articles. Use the Get It link to take advantage of the Library subscriptions (to learn more about the Get It link, see video tutorial). TIP - Make sure that the "Library links" under the browser's settings have the University of Delaware checked off, so that you are recognized as having access rights. 
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) - use this service for requesting books, journal articles, DVDs, and other items that are needed for research but are not available in any University of Delaware Library collection.
Accessing databases, eBooks, full text articles, etc.

Most Library online resources can be accessed from off campus by current UD faculty, staff and students. When using links on these pages, you may be prompted for your UDelNet ID and password. If you encounter problems accessing Library databases, e-journals, or e-books, please visit the Proxy FAQs for more information. You may also report any issues via Ask the Library.

Keep your citations organized

RefWorks is a web-based citation management system which enables you to store all your articles, book chapters and other items in one place. You can classify the references by folders, share them with colleagues, insert citations in the proper format when using Word or Google Docs, and much more. For more information, visit this guide: RefWorks @ the University of Delaware.

Two other web-based tools are available: EndNote through Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) and Mendeley through Scopus (Elsevier).  For more information, visit this guide: Citation Management Tools.

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