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The NGS Publications Index contains bibliographic records that describe the content of a product such as a magazine article, a map supplement, a book, a film/video, or an educational product. Descriptions include title, date, page(s), subjects, contributor(s), and in some cases, notes. The time period for which each item is indexed is noted below, along with any other pertinent information.


Magazines:

  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine (1888 to date) Includes articles as well as current and former departments, such as Geographica, Visions of Earth, and Photo Journal. Map Supplements are indexed as well.

    International Editions (1995 to 2002, with some gaps) Notes were made in the English-language edition records for articles/departments that were duplicated in the foreign language editions. New records were added for unique articles/departments, as we received translations for them. Click on Search Tips from the search screen to view a list of foreign languages available.

  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE (1999 to date) Includes articles as well as current and former departments, such as Next Weekend and Where Next.
  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER (1984 to date) Includes current and former departments, such as Smart Traveler, Cutting Loose, and City Life.

    International Editions (1987 to 2003, with some gaps) Notes were made in the English language edition records for articles that were duplicated in the foreign language editions. Click on Search Tips from the search screen to view a list of foreign languages available.

  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS (1975 to date) Departments are not indexed, except for "Kids Did It!"

    International Editions (1998 to 2003, with some gaps) Notes were made in the English language edition records for articles that were duplicated in the foreign language editions.

  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LITTLE KIDS magazine (2007 to date) One Publications Index record per issue, with issue contents covered through Notes fields and subject headings.
  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER! magazine (2001 to date) All feature articles and departments are indexed.
  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUNG EXPLORER! magazine (2006 to date) One Publications Index record per issue, with issue contents covered through Notes fields and subject headings.
  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXTREME EXPLORER magazine (2007 to date) One Publications Index record per issue, with issue contents covered through Notes fields and subject headings.
  • National Geographic Society RESEARCH & EXPLORATION a.k.a. National Geographic RESEARCH JOURNAL (1985 to 1994).
  • National Geographic Society's THE GREEN GUIDE. (2007 to date) One Publications Index record per issue, with issue contents covered through Notes fields and subject headings. (This publication debuted in the NGS Publications Index with the Mar./Apr. 2007 issue (#119), after it was acquired by NGS in March 2007.)


Books:

  • Books for adults (1917 to date)
  • Atlases (1898 to date)
  • Children's Books (1970 to date)
  • National Geographic Society Research Reports (1968-1985, in book form)
  • International Editions (1967 to 2002, with some gaps) Notes were made in the English language edition records for books that were duplicated in the foreign language editions. Separate records are available for international editions not available in English. Click on Search Tips from the search screen to view a list of foreign languages available.


Films & Videos:

  • Television specials and home videos (1966 to date)
    Note: EXPLORER television shows are only indexed if they have been made into videos.
  • Educational Films (1974 to date)


Educational Products:

  • Educational Films (1974 to date)
  • CD-ROMs (1992 to date)
  • Curriculum Kits, including Kids Network (1982 to date)
  • Posters (1995 to date)
  • Software (1994 to date)
  • Transparencies (1995 to date)
  • Videodiscs (1990 to date)
  • Wall and desk maps (1967 to date)


Map Products:

  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC supplement maps (1889 to date, includes painting supplements)
  • Globes (1961 to date)
  • Trails Illustrated maps and CD-ROMs (1993 to date)
  • Destination Maps (1998 to date)
  • Wall and desk maps (1967 to date)


NationalGeographic.com:

  • Interactive features (1996 to 2001)


Newsletters:

  • National Geographic Society Connections Newsletter
    (1996 to 2000)
  • National Geographic BirdWatcher
    (2001 to 2003)