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Visit the eBooks page to access collections 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 ebooks from off-campus.

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


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

null 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Streaming Videos

General Geography: 1600+ steaming video titles

Human Geography: Over 650 streaming video titles

Physical Geography: Almost 300 steaming video titles

World Regional Geography: Over 800 streaming video titles

null Browse more geography videos from the Films on Demand database.

Special Topics

Web Resources

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).

Library of Congress 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.

United States Geological Survey: USGS provides numerous geographical and geophysical resources in various formats, including downloadable or printable maps and images, and more.

Cultural Geography

Louisiana Digital Library: Includes digital collections from numerous Louisiana institutions like the Louisiana State Archives, LSU, Southern, Tulane, etc. See also the LDL Map Collections.

Louisiana State Historical Resources: The Office of the Louisiana Secretary of State provides information on the Louisiana State Archives, museums, and more.

Folklife in Louisiana: Offers maps, bibliographies and other resources on Louisiana’s varied cultural groups.

Smithsonian: Cultural Centers: Offers information and resources on cultures around America and the world.

Shelf Resources (RPCC Library - Gonzales campus)

Journals, Magazines and Newspapers (print issues)


Browse Books, DVDs, and Other Shelf Resources by Shelf Number

G – Geography. Anthropology. recreation.

GB 3 to G B5030 – Physical geography.

GF 1 to GF 900 – Human ecology. Human geography. Cities and rural geography.

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