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Geography Resources

eBook Collections

Visit the eBook Collections page for links to thousands of ebooks from several ebook providers.  RPCC ebooks are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students will be prompted to login with their Library User ID or Alt. ID, and PIN to access these ebooks from off-campus.

Suggested Databases

Academic Search Complete: Articles from 5,500+ journals and other sources, multiple subject areas.

AtoZMapsOnline: Over 145,000 maps, including political, physical, and more.

Britannica Online Academic Edition: A full-text encyclopedia with video, maps, and more.

Films On Demand: Academic and Archival Films across all disciplines and Newsreels Collections.

Gale Ebooks: Reference sources for just about any research topic.

Global Road Warrior: Resources on world cultures, statistics, travel, maps and images.

JSTOR: The Scholarly Archive: articles from scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, humanities, business, etc.

Oxford Reference: Full-text general and subject-specific reference sources.

SocINDEX with Full-Text: Over 390 journals, over 720 books, and more.

Advanced: Full-text encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary, images, and more.



    Suggested Streaming Videos

    Please note that when accessing Film on Demand from off-campus, you will be prompted to login.

    Print Resources on the Shelves in the RPCC Library on the Gonzales Campus

    Selected Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers (Print Edition)

    Browse the Print Books, DVDs, and Other Shelved Resources by Call Number

    • G – Geography. Anthropology. recreation.
      • G 1 to G 922 – Geography (General).
      • G 1000 to G 3122 – Atlases.
      • G 3180 to G 9980 – Maps.
    • GB 3 to G B5030 – Physical geography.
    • GF 1 to GF 900 – Human ecology. Anthropogeography (Human geography).
      • GF 125 – Cities. Urban geography.
      • GF 127 – Rural settlements. Rural geography.

    Suggested External Websites

    General Reference and Maps

    • CIA World Factbook, “provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.” The site includes various maps, flags, and more. Regularly and frequently updated (about every two weeks).
    • Country Studies, from the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, offers historical, social, political, economic information on countries around the world.
    • National Geographic, offers numerous resources including maps, articles, interactive media and more.
    • USGS, the United States Geological Survey, provides numerous geographical and geophysical resources in various formats, including downloadable or printable maps and images, and more.

    Cultural Geography

    Physical Geography