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Physical Geography Information Resources

If you need help, please contact Julie Jones, GIS & Map Librarian | Liaison Librarian for Geography at 778-782-9704 or or Ask a librarian.



Help with course assignments

Check the main Geography resource page for links to library research guides prepared for specific courses.

Journal articles

The following are core databases for journal articles in Physical Geography. Other databases may be useful for your topic - access all of the databases that SFU Library subscribes to here.

Web of Science
Search for journal articles, citation counts, journal impact factors, and more. Major multidisciplinary academic database with excellent coverage of the sciences. 

Search for journal articles in human and physical geography, earth sciences, ecology, geology, and environmental sciences. 

Environment Complete
Search for journal articles in the area of environmental studies in this database

Covers geology literature.

Online journals

The Electronic Journals Database provides fulltext access to online journals available to SFU Library users. 


Background information and quick facts

Electronic textbooks and curriculum material

Statistics and data

For more information on statistical sources, see Finding Statistics Canada Publications and Finding Statistics on British Columbia.


Detailed instructions for finding maps at SFU Library are in the Geography - Finding Maps and Atlases guide. See the Map Collection guide for more complete information about map resources at SFU Library. The SFU Library collection also includes atlases, sheet maps, digital maps, air photos and gazeteers.

Associations and organizations

Government information

British Columbia


United States

For information on additional government sources, see Government Resources web page.

Style guides and writing guides

Related SFU research guides