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Academic Search Complete Full text articles online. Search by topic or title of publication.

E-Books - Geography Full text books online.

Electronic Journal Center Full text journals online. Search both "Earth Sciences" and "Social Sciences" for the most comprehensive results.

Geography Map & Reading Room Provides cartographic and geographic information for all parts of the world. Library of Congress collection.

LandSAT 7 OhioThis is a database of satellite images of Ohio that can be used to monitor urban growth, natural resource loss, crop health or other environmental issues.

Oxford Earth & Environmental Science Reference Full text reference books online.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps These historic maps are large scale street plans for cities and towns. They were produced from 1867 to 1970.

Geographic Websites

Afriterra; the Cartographic Free Library(http://www.afriterra.org/) A cartographic library that preserves and digitizes original rare maps of Africa.

Alabama Contemporary Map Index(http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/) A collection of contemporary national and global maps that are accessible to the general public.

American Memory Map Collections (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html) The Geography and Map division of the Library of Congress digital project focusing on Americana and Cartographic treasures.

Color Landform Atlas of the United States(http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states/) Provides topographic maps and county maps. Also includes satellite images of the fifty states.

David Rumsey Map Historical Map Collection(http://www.davidrumsey.com/) An archival collection of cartography focusing on the Americas from the 18th and 19th centuries. Also includes historical maps of the world.

Digital Library for Earth System Education - DLESE (http://www.dlese.org/dds/histogram.do?group=subject) Provides educational resources on the earth and her systems.

Google Maps(http://maps.google.com/) Access to street, terrain and satellite views. National and international images.

Historic Cities(http://historic-cities.huji.ac.il/historic_cities.html) Provides documents and maps related to historic cities in the United States, Europe and the Middle East.

Making Sense of Maps(http://historymatters.gmu.edu/mse/maps/) This guide offers an overview of the history of maps and how historians use them. Includes a breakdown of the elements of a map.

Map History/History of Cartography(http://www.maphistory.info/index.html) Contains links to digital map collections from various map associations and societies.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory(http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/) Covers NASA's various planetary excursions. Includes a tab for earth.

Perry-Casteneda Map Collection(http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/) Access to local, international and historical maps. Also focuses on areas that are currently in the news.

The Ryhiner Map Collection(http://biblio.unibe.ch/stub/ryhiner/) Maps, charts, plans and views from the 16th to the 18th century, covering the globe.

The Walker Collection: Maps of Asia Minor and the Middle East, 1511-1774(http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/collections/maps/digital/walker.html) Original historic maps printed between 1511-1771 covering Asia Minor and surrounding areas including the Mediterreanean, the Middle East and the Balkins.

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