Subject Guide for Human GeographyHuman geography first and foremost involves the study of human beings--more specifically, of the organization of human activity and of spatial patterns as they affect and, in turn, respond to the world about us. The processes under study derive from distinct, but interactive, substructures: pursuit of livelihood (economic), social interaction (socio-political), and historical inertia and meaning (cultural). The products are change, conflict, diffusion, differentiation, and repetition in the human organization of the land. These same human processes will interact with biophysical processes, (e.g., air quality or plant introductions) to shape humanized landscapes and regional character. Human geographers typically investigate problems associated with locational strategies and human decisions. Such problems cut through subjects as diverse as analysis of regional markets, racial segregation in cities, migration flows, hazardous sites, international development, medieval landscape patterns, or formulation of impact statements. (Quoted from the Geography Department Website)
- Databases and Journals
- Reference Books
- Course-Related Resources
GeoRef - The premier database for all facets of geography. Start here.
Web of Science - A broad-ranging database that covers sciences and social sciences, including many major journals in human geography.
Science Direct - Direct access to many Elsevier science journals.
DOAJ - A broad-reaching database, most importantly, it is free and open to all and has a few important journals.
Journals By Sub-Discipline: If there is no online access, simply search the title in the library catalog.
Encyclopedia of Human Ecology - Also in print.
General Research Methods
American Association of Geographers
National Geographic Association
National Council for Geographic Education
Royal Geographical Society
Geography Course Websites:
Geography Class Guides:
GEOG 1982: World Regional Geography Class Guide
This is the guide for the Geography 1982, World Regional Geography, UN debate assignment.
GEOG 3682: Geographies of International Development class handout
This is the class web site for GEOG 3682: Geographies of International Development
GEOG 4173: Research Seminar
This is a course guide for GEOG 4173, Research Seminar in geology.
GEOG 4742: Global Cities
This is a course guide to library resources for the class Geography 4742: Global Cities.
GEOG 4892: Geography of Europe Guide
This is collection of resources for the GEOG4892, Geography of Europe class.