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Physical Geography Information Resources

If you need help, please contact Julie Jones, Librarian 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

Use these indexes to locate journal articles on your topic. Note: other indexes may be useful for your topic - Ask a librarian for help in choosing the best index for your topic.

Top Resources


Human and physical geography.


Covers all aspects of Earth Sciences.


Geology, Earth Sciences, publications from Geological Survey of Canada


Covers all aspects of Geography in English, French and German.


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.

Electronic journals

The Electronic Journals Database provides access to fulltext of electronic journals available to SFU Library users, on the web and through selected periodical indexes.

Associations and organizations

Government information

British Columbia


United States

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

Directories of web sites


Specific topics

Style guides and writing guides

Related SFU research guides