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Database Subject: Geography


Research Starting Points

A-Z Maps Online 

Includes 4,000+ maps: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month.

Columbia Gazetteer of the World 

Includes names, descriptions and characteristics of over 165,000 places in the world.

Maps of Africa 

Antiquarian maps of Africa from the collections of the late Dr. Oscar I. Norwich and the Stanford University Libraries, dating from the late 15th to early 20th century.

National Population Census of China Database (English version) 

Full-text database and census analysis system. Includes census data from 1949 - 2010 and covers gender, age, nationality, permanent residence registration, education level, industry, occupation, social security, marriage, fertility, death, housing, and migration. Available in English and Chinese.

USGS Topographic Maps of California 

Online directory of sites providing online images of California topographic maps.

Washington State Coastal Atlas 

Photos of Washington State's shoreline from the air. Searchable by city, county, or landmark.