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Geography - Human and Physical: Home

What is Geography

Geography is the study of the relationship of how people move, change and occupy the spaces, and locations within the environment, and examines the similarities or differences between them.

Critical Thinking Skills

Here are the first 5 steps down the path to knowledge

  1. First step: admitting you don’t know everything.
  2. Second: wanting to know more.
  3. Third step: learning how to search for information.
  4. Fourth step: learning what’s available.
  5. Fifth step: determining what’s relevant and what’s not.


Starting Points

Use the Library's Online Catalog to locate materials from the Libraries’ collections and other resources beyond the SU Libraries. You will find the following types of items in your search results, such as: articles, books, journals, maps, sound recordings, archival materials, government documents, and more. Narrow or expand results using multiple search refinements.


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Tropical rainforest, Puerto Rico

Photograph of the rainforest

Photo by Carlos Navajas -