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About National Geographic Virtual Library

Why use this resource?  Full text of National Geographic from 1888 - present issue.  Search by year, article title, keyword, or place name.  Image searching and visual browsing of issues is also available.  Full-screen view closely represents the physical volume.

What's in this resource?  Articles for the non-scholarly audience on topics related to geography, animals, science, ecology, and country information.  Also a good place for to look for historical primary sources on a number of topics.


geography, art, art history, climate, conservation, cultural geography, ecology, history, islam, latin america, middle ages, middle eastern studies, multidisiciplinary, paleontology, physical geography, asian studies, world history, space science
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Phrase Searching “ancient egypt”
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