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A discovery tool that searches most of the University Libraries' collections, including books, journal articles, newspapers, dissertations, music, and video recordings.
Welcome to the UR research guide for Geography! Use this guide to learn more about the library's rich resources in geography--you can access books, databases, journals, and websites from this page.
If you need any help with your research, please contact Samantha Guss, liaison librarian for Geography & the Environment, using the contact info at right.
Background information & key reference works in geography
Use encyclopedias and dictionaries to obtain an overview of your subject, an understanding of basic concepts, a summary of key issues, and definitions. Articles frequently include bibliographies and may refer you to other entries on related topics.
- Atlas of Global Development / World Bank
- Columbia Gazetteer of the World
REF G103.5 .C645 2008
- Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science
REF G63 .E555 2002
- Encyclopedia of Human Geography
REF GF4 .E54 2006
- Encyclopedia of Tourism
REF G155 .A1 E4295 2000
- Literature of Travel and Exploration: an Encyclopedia
REF G465 .L565 2003
- Penguin Dictionary of Geography
REF G63 .C562 2003
- Placenames of the World
REF G105 .R66 2006
- A Primer of GIS: Fundamental Geographic and Cartographic Concepts
REF G70.212 H38 2008
- World Geographical Encyclopedia
REF G63 .E5213 1995
- World Geography
REF G133 .E48 2002
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