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Tips, techniques & links to help you find answers for your research papers & projects

Discover @ MU

  • Discover @ MU Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri is a simple Google-like search engine that searches articles, books, videos, etc.
    Search Discover @ MU for articles, books, and more!

Literature Review

A literature review is a comprehensive survey of previous research on a topic.  It critically evaluates, analyzes, and synthesizes existing research on a topic.  It brings you up-to-date with the state of research on a topic and familiarizes you with contrasting perspectives and viewpoints on a topic. 

Geography--Interdisciplinary/Cross Disciplinary Subject

The interdiciplinary and cross-disciplinary nature of Geography requires you to search multiple databases to do a comprehensive literature review. Be sure to consult with the Geography librarian for advice on finding more information.

Layers of Our World

This video provides an overview of how geography and the use of geographic information systems (GIS) relate to other areas of human activities, such as the study of earth sciences, community planning and policy, education, and conservation.

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