There are two ways to find scholarly articles on geography topics: use Library Search, or search in a specialized library database. There isn't a database devoted solely to Geography, so try several options.
An easy way to find some journal articles quickly is to use the Library Search box on the Campbell Library home page (www.lib.rowan.edu/campbell).
For example, to find scholarly journal articles on drone safety, begin by entering the words "drone safety" in the Library Search box.
If you can't find articles on your topic in Library Search, try one of the library's specialized subscription databases using the Database Finder icon on the library homepage.
LibKey Nomad is a browser extension for the Chrome, Firefox, and Edge web browsers.
Once you install it, you can use it to download full text articles to which we subscribe, from any publisher website where you find them. (Otherwise you would need to go to the library website to access the full text if you are off campus.)
When the full text PDF is available to you, you will see a LibKey Download PDF icon in the bottom left corner of the page.
If it is not, you will see a button labeled Access Options which will direct you to our Interlibrary Loan system.
Watch the short video shown below to learn how to download the extension for the browser you use.
Use these subscription databases to locate published academic research in geography, planning and sustainability.
To find a specific article for which you have a citation, use the Citation Search tool.
Go to the Search Tools section of the Campbell Library homepage and select Citation Search. The Citation Search function is also available on the menu bar of the Library Search interface.
Fill out the form with the complete citation for the article - article title, author names, publication title, year, and volume/issue or DOI number.
Prothero, Donald R. Species longevity in North American fossil mammals. Integrative Zoology, August 2014. Vol. 9, Iss. 4, pages 383-393.
Enter the citation into the appropriate fields in the online form, then click on Submit in the bottom right of the page.
For this example article, there are two databases which will take you to this article: EBSCO and Wiley. EBSCO doesn't have access to articles published in the past year, but this is a 2014 article so either database will work.
Click on one of the database links to access the article.