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Geography Resources: Miscellaneous

Interlibrary Loan

If the MU Libraries does not own a specific book or article, we will get it for you through Interlibrary Loan (ILL@MU) free of charge.

Web Resources

Google Maps is a free web mapping service application and technology provided by Google. Google Maps offers five viewing modes by default: Map (topographic and street map), Satellite (satellite and high-resolution aerial photographs), "Terrain" (geographic features in high relief with street overlay), Street View (ground level 360 degree view of certain streets, introduced on May 30, 2007), and Traffic' (traffic congestion maps).

Population Index 1986-1999 Primary reference tool to the world's population literature. Covers books, journal articles, working papers and other documents on population topics.

Nations of the World   (Library of Congress)

USGS - Maps

The National Map Small-Scale Collection  The National Map offers a collection of small-scale datasets that can be downloaded for free.

Internet Resources for Geographers

The World Factbook

GeoHive Population Statistics

GeoNames  Over 8 million placenames. Uses the GEOnet database for international locations, the GNIS database of US locations, and other sources. Integrates with Google Maps and other internet utilities. Allows download of large amounts of placename data for use, for instance, in GIS software.

GEONet NamesServer (GNS) provides access to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names' (US BGN) database of foreign geographic feature names.

U.S.Gazetteer world maps This web site has hundreds of maps from around the world.  They are not limited to geologic themes.

Off Campus Access

Your username (MU email username and password) is all that is needed to access resources from off-campus.