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Geography, Planning and Sustainability

Subject guide for students in Geography, Planning and Sustainability.

Find Articles

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.

Searching for Journal Articles

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. 

  • Check the box for Peer-Reviewed journals under the Limit To facet on the left sidebar, and click on Apply Filter. All results should now have a Peer-Reviewed icon.
  • Choose a result and click on the Available Online link. 
  • Scroll down to the ViewOnline section and click on one of the database links to read the article online.

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.

Library Search

Article Databases for Geography

Use these subscription databases to locate published academic research in geography, planning and sustainability.

Tip: Accessing article full-text

The library does not subscribe to every journal published. When looking at a results list within a database, look for a Get it! button with Rowan University branding to find sources of full text. 

Finding a Specific Article

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.

Example: 

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.