NG Publications Index Search Tips

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine
ADVENTURE magazine
TRAVELER magazine
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS magazine
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LITTLE KIDS magazine
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER! magazine
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXTREME EXPLORER! magazine
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUNG EXPLORER! magazine
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC's Birdwatcher, Glimpse, and The Green Guide
Books
Contributors
Education products
Maps and Globes
Geography Education and Competitions
Grantees, Explorers-in-Residence, and RESEARCH Journal

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine

  • To restrict a search to only NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine articles, select a Quick Search or Keyword Search, and add the code NG to your search term(s) in the field provided:

    "Glen Canyon" NG

  • To search for a specific department, add the name of that department with your search term(s) in the field provided:

Wolinsky "on assignment" NG

  • To retrieve NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine map supplements, add NG and MP to your search statement:

    Australia NG MP

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Adventure magazine

Note: Published Summer 1999 through Jan. 2010.
  • To restrict a search to only ADVENTURE magazine articles, select a Quick Search or Keyword Search, and add the code AD to your search term(s) in the field provided:

    "Sebastian Junger" AD

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Traveler magazine

Note: Western and Eastern regional content is published in some issues of TRAVELER. These issues contain additional department articles; these unique departments are noted with "EA" or an "E" or a "WE" or a "W" plus a page number both in the issue and in the NG Publications Index records. For example, WE2-WE6.

  • To restrict a search to only TRAVELER magazine articles, select a Quick Search or Keyword Search, and add the code TR to your search term(s) in the field provided:
  • "photo contest" TR

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Kids magazine
(formerly WORLD)

Note: From 1975 to Sept. 2002, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Kids was known as NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WORLD; beginning with the Oct. 2002, issue the name was changed to NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Kids.

  • To restrict a search to only Kids magazine articles, select a Quick Search or Keyword Search, and add the codes KD and WD to your search term(s) in the field provided:

    gorillas KD WD

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Little Kids magazine

Note: This publication debuted with the Mar./Apr. 2007 issue.
  • To restrict a search to only Little Kids magazine articles, select a Quick Search or Keyword Search, and add the code LK to your search term(s) in the field provided:

    pandas LK

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Explorer! magazine
(formerly NG for Kids!)

Note: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Explorer! began in Sept. 2001 as NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC for Kids!; beginning with the Sept. 2002 issue, the name was changed to NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Explorer!
  • To restrict a search to only Explorer! magazine articles, select a Quick Search or Keyword Search, and add the codes NX and NK to your search term(s) in the field provided:

    "metamorphosis" NX NK

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Extreme Explorer! magazine

  • To restrict a search to only Extreme Explorer! magazine articles, select a Quick Search or Keyword Search, and add the code EE to your search term(s) in the field provided:

    "Hubble Space Telescope " EE

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Young Explorer! magazine

Note: This publication debuted with the Sept. 2006 issue.

  • To restrict a search to Young Explorer! magazine articles, select a Quick Search or Keyword Search, and add the code YE to your search term(s) in the field provided:

    seasons YE

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC's Birdwatcher, Glimpse, and The Green Guide

Note: The Birdwatcher Newsletter was published bi-monthly from Nov./Dec. 2001 through Mar./Apr. 2003. Glimpse was published as a National Geographic magazine for one issue only, Fall 2008, after which it went all digital. Green Guide debuted in the Publications Index with the Mar./Apr. 2007 issue and ceased as a print publication with the Winter 2009 issue.

  • To restrict a search to only Birdwatcher, select a Quick Search or Keyword Search, and add the code BW to your search term(s) in the field provided:

    eagles BW

  • To restrict a search to only Glimpse, select a Quick Search or Keyword Search, and add the code GP to your search term(s) in the field provided:

    basketball GP

  • To restrict a search to only The Green Guide articles, select a Quick Search or Keyword Search, and add the code GG to your search term(s) in the field provided:

    "global warming" GG

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Books

  • To restrict a search to books, select a Quick Search or Keyword Search, and add the code BK to your search term(s) in the field provided:

    "Civil War" BK

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Contributors

Search for authors, photographers, artists, etc. by name by selecting a keyword search and then choosing "Author" in the "Search by" drop-down list, and entering the last name first (first name optional):

Education Products

  • To restrict a search to only education products, select a Quick Search or Keyword Search, and add the code ED to your search term(s) in the field provided:

    "solar system" ED

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Maps and Globes

Note: Scale, projection, and size of maps is listed where available. Inset maps are noted. Many maps have photos and/or illustrations which are described in a note in the record; you can find records of these illustrations by searching with keywords that describe what they depict. Most NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine map supplements are two-sided, and each side is described in a separate record; these records are linked to one another.

For the searches below, select a Quick Search or Keyword Search.

  • To locate a map, add the code MP to your search term(s):

    "Fish River Canyon" MP

  • To find a NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine map supplement, add the codes NG and MP to your search term(s):

    Antarctica NG MP

  • To locate Trails Illustrated maps, combine their name with a desired place name:

    "Trails Illustrated" "Hoosier National Forest"

  • To locate maps targeting tourist attractions, add the word "tourism":

    Paris tourism MP

  • To find globes, add GL to your search:

    "Physical globe" GL

  • To find map CD-ROMs add map and "CD ROM":

    Georgia map "CD ROM"

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Geography Education and Competitions

  • To find articles or departments about the Geography Bee in the NG Publications Index, select a Quick Search or Keyword Search, and add "geograph? bee" to your search term(s) in the field provided:

    "Behind the Scenes" "geograph? bee" 2001

  • To search without specifying a department or date, simply enter a term(s), such as:

    "Geographic alliance"

  • Here are a few more useful subject headings to search in the Browse search (choose subject from the drop-down list):

    "National Geographic Society Education Foundation"
    "National Geographic Society Geography Education Programs"
    "Geography Education"
    Schools
    Education

Grantees, Explorers-in-Residence, Emerging Explorers, and Research Journal

Note: Specific information about research and expedition proposals and grant amounts is not included in the NGS Publications Index, which contains records of articles and departments by and about grantees and Explorers-in-Residence. It also contains records for articles in the National Geographic Research Journal, a magazine published from 1985 to 1994. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC articles and departments that are the result of a research grant are notated in the magazine; such notations are included in the NGS Publications Index in the records for those articles and departments. The NGS Publications Index also contains records for a 21-volume compilation of research reports published from 1890 to 1983. These reports were written by the grantees and can be retrieved with a search for "research reports."

  • To locate articles about NGS research grants, select a Quick Search or Keyword Search, and enter the following term in the search box:

    "NGS research grant"

  • To locate articles about grants awarded by the Expeditions Council, enter the following term:

    "NGS expeditions grant"

  • To search for articles in the Research Journal magazine, select "All of these words" and add RJ to the field:

    Butterflies RJ

  • To find content about Explorers-in-Residence:

"Explorer in residence"
Earle "explorer in residence"

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