This page contains a variety of academic resources useful for finding research related to your topic area.

Search the Libraries for books, journals, articles, media and more.

Search Interdisciplinary Sources for Articles: Start here!

Search Disciplinary Databases: dig deeper into the literature of your topic

Specialized Research Literature Sources

Data Sources, including visualization and mapping

News Sources: local, national and global

Historical Aerial Photographs

Historical Minnesota Maps Online

Geospatial Data 
New data site with a subset of federal data and geospatial data available. Advantage: Can look easily for some specific formats including KML/KMZ and Shapefiles. 

Spatial Data at MIT  
Use the "Find Data" tab.
Free GIS Data Online  
Site from Stanford to help track down GIS data and imagery.

Managing your research

Citing Maps & Data

Citation managers

  Zotero Mendeley EndNote X9 EndNote Basic
Cost Free Free Price options Free
Styles Many citation styles Many citation styles Many citation styles Fewer citation styles
Plug-ins Microsoft Word Microsoft Word Microsoft Word Microsoft Word
Access Desktop/Web Desktop/Web Desktop/Web Web
Storage 300MB free 2GB free Unlimited 2GB free
PDF reader no yes yes no
Editor integration Word, Google Docs Word Word Word
Sharing Unlimited Limited Unlimited Limited
Support Zotero support Mendeley support EndNote X9 support EndNote Basic support
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021 10:05 AM