USC Library and other related resources supporting academic scholarship in the spatial sciences.
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2013
- To get help with GIS or geospatial research request an appointment or email questions to Andy Rutkowski at email@example.com.
- Computers with ArcGIS and other statistical software are located in the lower level PC computer lab at Leavey Library.
Spatial Sciences Institute at USC
The resources listed below are focused on literature that will support your spatial research. For data please consult other sections of this research guide.
- Wiley Online Library
An interdisciplinary collection that features collections in Earth and Environmental sciences as well as Architecture and Planning. This database also provides access to "Transactions in GIS" a key journal for spatial and GIS research
- Web of Science (Web of Knowledge)
Includes Social Sciences Citation Index.
- Environment Index
A comprehensive database to journal articles covering all aspects of environmental policy and politics.
Known for its interdisciplinary scope, JSTOR also provides access to a strong collection of articles on spatial studies/GIS via subject areas including, Geography, Transportation Studies, Urban Studies, Development Studies, and History of Science and Technology.
**The most recently published issues (past 3-5 years) are not available.**
- USC GeoPortal
USC GeoPortal is a centralized repository of spatial data layers for use by USC faculty, staff, and students. The interface allows users to search, preview, map, and download geospatial data including including contours, land use, parcel data, and select census data for Los Angeles.
Check Homer for current availability: