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Geography: Databases

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Multidisciplinary Databases

Find Articles

Looking for a Specific Article

In order to find a specific article, you should gather as much information about the article as you can, such as the article title, the primary author, the title of the journal where the article is published, as well as the volume, issue, and date of publication. 

Some good places to start your search:

You can paste an entire citation, or as much information as you have, into the search boxes of SouthernSearch and Google Scholar.  If you choose to use Article Finder, you should enter the information in the appropriate required fields of the search form.  The more information you enter, the more likely you are to find the article you want.


Browsing for an Article

If you are looking for an article on a particular topic:

  • Start by searching for keywords in SouthernSearch.  This will show you relevant articles from across most of our journal and database subscriptions.
  • If you need help deciding what terms to search, try our Search Strategy Builder.
  • Use the facets to limit search results. On the search results page, the menu on the left includes multiple options for filtering your results. You can select "peer-reviewed journals" to view only scholarly content or "full text online" to view results for content that you can view immediately. 

If we don't have full text access to the article you need, you can submit an Interlibrary Loan request and we will get the article for you from another library, if possible.

To narrow your results to a specific subject area, you can try searching in a subject specific a database.  Go to the A to Z Database List and select a subject from the drop down box to find the best database for your needs.

Video Tutorial

Watch the following video for an in depth overview of how to use SouthernSearch to find articles.

Subject Specific Databases

Subject Related Databases

Alternative Energy databases from EBSCO


Environmental databases


Search Environment Complete, GreenFILE, Inspec, and Academic Search Premier all at once. To modify this search, add more search terms or use the limiters on the results page, or click on Choose Databases above the search box on the results page to add or subtract databases from this search.

For descriptions of the individual databases, scroll down this page.