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Geography: Starting Your Research

Library West Wing

Print reference material and all books in the Geography subject range can be found in the west wing of the Library near the circulation desk.

Step 1: Finding Background

Library of Congress Subject Headings (Link to the Library of Congress Classification Online or find the Big Red Books in the Commons/Reference area of the Library)
Geography [G-GF]
BT Earth sciences
See also specific places -- Geography
NT Economic geography
Physical geography
Geography -- Dictionaries [G101-G108]
Geography -- History [G80-G99]

General Encyclopedias

Specialized Reference Sources

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Recommended): Reference materials on numerous subjects
Oxford Reference: Dictionaries and reference titles on numerous topics
CIA World Factbook: Introductory information on countries, and issues affecting that country
CQ Researcher: Reports on and analysis of news and issues

Subject Guide

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