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What is Geography?

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What is background information?

Background information provides basic facts, history, descriptions and concepts about your topic.  Use only the information that you find useful in starting your research. You can always return to your sources if you need more in-depth information as you get deeper into your research topic.

4 Types of Geography

Physical Geography

Human Geography 

Environmental Geography

GIS (Geographic Information Science)

Recommended databases for background information

Begin your research by looking up your keywords in an online dictionary, encyclopedia or reference book.