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Syracuse Abroad - Syracuse Florence Resources: GEO

A collection of resources for Syracuse University Abroad's Florence Program.

GEO: Finding Background Information

For basic background information, overviews, and links to other related resources, check out these reference sources:

  • Europa World
    Full-text online version of Europa World Year Book, reference book for political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories.
     
  • SAGE Knowledge
    Contains social sciences e-books, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more, including some from CQ Press.
     
  • Encyclopedia of Human Geography
    Provides cross-cultural coverage of human geography as it is understood in the contemporary world and takes into account the enormous conceptual changes that have evolved since the 1970s, including a variety of social constructivist approaches.
     
  • Encyclopedia of Urban Studies
    Addresses the specific theories, key studies, and important figures that have influenced not just the individual discipline but also the field of urban studies more generally.
     
  • Green Cities of Europe: Global Lessons on Green Urbanism (eBook)
    Draws on the world's examples of sustainability to show how other cities can become greener and more livable.
     
  • Green Urbanism: Learning From European Cities (eBook)
    Describes urban sustainability in European cities, and provides concrete examples and detailed discussions of innovative and practical sustainable planning ideas.
     
  • New Urbanism: Life, Work, and Space in the New Downtown (eBook)
    Examines innovative urban redevelopment projects around Europe and North America which are at the forefront of new urbanism.

GEO: Finding Articles

For articles from journals, newspapers, and other periodicals, check out these article and abstract databases:

  • General Science Full Text
    Designed for students and non-specialists, is easy to use and the first place to look for answers to science-related questions.
     
  • GeoRef
    Index to the geoscience literature of the world. Contains references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses.
     
  • E.I.U.: The Economist Intelligence Unit
    Objective and timely analysis and forecasts of the political, economic and business environment for almost 200 countries. Includes reports on certain strategic industries and on the latest management thinking.
     
  • GreenFILE
    Makes connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

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