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This guide will help you discover resources of all types for the academic field of Geography and many of its subdisciplines with particular reference to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

UW Madison Geography Links


Oxford Dictionaries defines Geography as:

The study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources and political and economic activities.


Clark University's Geography Department :

Geography is the science of

Each place on earth is distinguished by a unique mix of natural resources, cultural practices, and economic and political systems. However, no place exists in isolation, and events in one corner of the globe not only have consequences next door, but thousands of miles away. Geographers study what makes each place unique, and the connections and interactions between places.




1. Where can I find GIS software (Arcview)?

Geography Library, Map Library and Science Hall Computer Labs

2. Where do I find journal articles about Geography?

Use the index abstracting database GEOBASE

3. How do I find a book on my topic?

Click here

4. How can I get books and articles not available on campus?

Search Materials  or Interlibrary Loan

5. Where can I get individualized research help from a librarian?

At the Geography Library