United States Geography is a gateway into the land, people, and history of all 50 states. It includes state overviews searchable by text, categories, states, or regions. Primary sources include audio and video clips, archived news reports, topographical maps, and more.
Learn about the history, geography, economics, government, and culture of each state, plus Puerto Rico and the major territories. Look up state symbols, and find articles on famous people and places. Check out the games section and test your knowledge of state capitals, famous Americans, and more.
Trying to locate a town, river, or mountain range? Use this searchable gazetteer containing the names, descriptions, and characteristics of over one hundred sixty-five thousand places in the world.
Originally compiled and produced by publishers and subscriptions agents for area residents and patrons, the original histories are difficult-to-find materials. These titles include tables and lists of vital statistics, military service records, municipal and county officers, chronologies, portraits of individuals, and views of urban and rural life not found anywhere else. The atlases provide additional information on land use and settlement patterns and scarce early town and city plans.
Find information on more than 200 countries around the world and learn about the 50 states. The Kids Edition features more than 80 country reports written for elementary students with easy-to-understand information and fun facts. Check out the recipe collection containing five recipes from each country.
Travel back in time with this historical collection of fire insurance maps created between 1867 and 1970. You'll find maps for more than twelve thousand American cities and towns. Check to see if maps are available for your hometown, or take a peek at the cities of your ancestors!
Historic Map Works is a full-color digital collection of historic maps. The core of the collection consists of over one hundred thousand land ownership maps detailing the geographic and development history of the United States over several hundred years. In addition, there are thousands of pages of illustrations and over one thousand city directories related to the maps. Antiquarian maps covering the world from the fifteenth to nineteenth centuries are included, as well.
This collection of more than eight hundred journals, twenty-nine reference titles, and travel handbooks from Fodor's provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism fields. It is a resource for curious travelers and serious researchers alike. Although the majority of the content in this database is available through the Academic OneFile and/or General OneFile databases, there is some original subject-specific content, as well.
A fun and educational encyclopedia of countries, cultures, and current events. Each article describes a country's land, people, economy, history, and government. Check out the current news stories, atlas, and educational games including puzzles and brain teasers.
National Geographic Magazine is the official journal of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit educational and scientific organizations. This archive collection includes every page and every photograph from 1888 through 1994.
Teachers and students will find printable maps and flags of continents, countries, the United States, and Canadian provinces. Vital statistics, government, and demographic information is also available. Use the graphing tool to compare key statistics for up to four countries or states.