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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Databases for GIS Research

GIS techniques are used across multiple disciplines and professions. The following databases are a few starting points for finding peer-reviewed articles and general reference materials on GIS. Go to A-Z Databases for a full list of our available databases for your discipline(s).

GIS Dictionaries

Brandeis Library OneSearch

OneSearch is the Brandeis Library's main catalog and database search tool.

  • Library Catalog: Use this option to search for physical items (books, print journals, DVDs, etc.), ebooks, and streaming media owned by the library.
  • Articles & More: Use this option to search across many databases of articles in journals, newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, and dictionaries.
  • All OneSearch: Use this option to search both the Library Catalog and Articles & More.
  • Course Reserves: Use this option to search for books that have been set aside for your courses.

GIS Books

Use Brandeis Library OneSearch to find e-books and print books about GIS. Here are some suggested keywords:

  • geographic information systems
  • GIS
  • ArcGIS
  • QGIS
  • spatial analysis
  • cartography
  • geospatial data
  • digital mapping
  • geodatabases
  • geographical perception
  • global positioning system (GPS)
  • maps
  • remote sensing

Using AND/OR

  • Use AND between search terms to narrow your search. For example, using GIS AND forensics will find articles with all terms, giving you more specific results.
  • Use OR between search terms to broaden your results, such as using "geographic information systems" OR GIS will find articles with either term, giving you more results.

Use quotation marks (" ") around search terms to search for them as a phrase (e.g., "geographic information systems")


Select Books at Brandeis Library

GIS Journals & Newsletters