Skip to main content

Geography: Databases

Geography is the study of Earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live. Geography is unique in bridging the social sciences (human geography) with the natural sciences (physical geography).

Open Access Social Science Databases

American Factfinder

The U.S. Census Bureau's gateway to find demographic and economic information, data, and maps from U.S. Federal decennial censuses and the American Community Survey.


Child Welfare Information Gateway

Provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children & Families, the Child Welfare Information Gateway offers a library of articles on child welfare and adoption issues. Many but not all articles are available online for free. 


Federal Digital System

The U.S. Government Printing Office provides links to freely available government hearings, reports, public and private laws, the Federal Register and the U.S Code.


Library of Congress

The Library of Congress E-Resources Online Catalog is a catalog for discovering and gaining access to electronic research tools (e-resources). The catalog includes licensed resources and free resources on the Web recommended by the Library of congress reference staff. 


SAMSHA Guide to Evidence Based Practices

Browse lists of web sites which address specific subject areas related to substance abuse and mental health or browse information based on age group or setting.