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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS   Tags: geographic_information, geography, gis, information, science, system  

Use this research guide to discover relevant resources for research in your GIS courses. *The mobile version of this research guide is an abbreviated version of the full research guide available on your desktop or laptop computer.
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This guide was created specifically for the Master of Science students in the Geographic Information Systems program.  The tabs above will lead you to useful resources available through the Armacost Library, Esri Library, and elsewhere. 


Types of Information You May Need

The tabs located above lead to help with locating various types of materials, in various locations.  Take a look around.

As a generalization...

If you want a one or more page summary or background information, try an encyclopedia.

If you are looking for a more comprehensive analysis of your topic, look for books.

If you are looking for more detailed, peer-reviewed analysis on some aspect of your topic, look for journal articles.

If you are looking for detailed, scholarly analysis, look for conference proceedings.

If you are looking for more of a popular account of a topic, look for trade magazine articles.

If you are looking for the results of sponsored research, look for technical reports.

If you are looking for informal information, look for newsletters or websites.

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