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Database Subject: Geography


Research Starting Points

Atlas of our Changing Environment 

Through illustrations, satellite images, and ground photographs, this interactive media depicts and describes humanity's past and present impact on the environment. The primary focus is on environmental status and trends over the last 30 years, in terms of both physical and human geography. View using Google Maps or Google Earth (download required).

Cambridge Books Online  

Access to eBooks by Cambridge University Press, covering subjects from all disciplines across science, technology and medicine, as well as the humanities and social sciences.

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection 

Over 11,000 map images from the 18th and 19th centuries of North and South America.


A web-based platform that provides access to geospatial data, EVGeoCloud hosts many terabytes of vector data, raster data and digital maps. UC Merced’s instance also includes the licensed LandScan datasets and the public domain Natural Earth datasets.

Taylor & Francis online journals  

Provides online access to journals published by Taylor & Francis, with over 3200 titles covering a wide array of subject areas.

USGS (United States Geological Survey) Map Locator & Downloader 

View and download satellite, hybrid and topographic maps. Downloads require the GeoPDF Toolbar.