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Library Resources for Geography

What's on this page?


UCalgary Library also has a "Building Blocks for Library Research" playlist - videos on how to search, in general (Boolean operators: AND, OR, NOT; Keywords and concept charts for building a database search; Peer review process)


Contact the interim Geography Librarian - I am happy to meet over Zoom to show you any of the things on this page, or to answer any questions over email

Find specific documents - "known items" video

When you are researching, you will come across references to other articles or books that you want to read. This video shows you how to do that for references to articles that have an article title, for those that don't, and for books.

Set up Google Scholar: gif

Set up Google Scholar so that the FindIt@UCalgary links are available. The links will connect back to the library, then to full-text, if the University has a subscription.

Click the "hamburger menu" --> click "Settings" --> click "Library Links" --> search "Calgary" --> check the University of Calgary options.

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Geography databases

Research vs. review articles

APA Resources

The referencing style used in GEOG 456 is APA 7. The recommended resources below link to examples and how-tos.

The APA Citation Tools & Resources research guide below links to yet more APA resources, including other examples.

The OWL at Purdue is excellent for formatting other aspects of a paper (e.g. font, spacing, page numbering, etc.) in APA style.