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GEOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL-- SELECTED RESOURCES 

See also:
Atlases  and Travel Guides 
 

Keeley Library  Revised January 23, 2001

See also:
  • History of Ancient World
  • General History of Europe
  • General History of Asia
  • General History of Africa
  • General History of North America
  • General History of South America
  • General History of Other Areas
  • BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT GEOGRAPHY

    in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago:World Book, 2001 
    Ref. 031 W927 1990 v. 8
     inEncyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
    Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v. 12
    Birdsall, Stephen J. "Geography" v. 8 Lewthwaite, Gordon R. "Geography" v. 12

    GEOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL- -BROWSING GUIDE  910's
    See our guide,Finding Your Way in the Library, and our Library Floor Plan to locate books and other materials.on the shelves.

    910's     Geography and Travel
    911's     Historical Geography
    912's     Graphic Representation
    913's     Geography of  and Travel in Ancient World
    914's     Geography of and Travel in Europe
    915's     Geography of and Travel in Asia
    916's     Geography of and Travel in Africa 
    917's     Geography of and Travel in North America
    918's     Geography of and Travel in South America
    919's     Geography of and Travel in Other Areas

    sailscat.gif (2318 bytes)To locate items in our library network, search our New WebCat™using the following subjects.
    Geography  Human geography  Maps Physical geography 
    Voyages and travels Geographical recreations Cities and towns, Ancient Geography, Ancient--Maps 
    Atlases  Bible--Geography Classical geography  Geography--Dictionaries 
    Gazetteers  Economic geography  Geography--Dictionaries  Political geography 
    Area studies  Geography--Terminology  Names, Geographical  Geography--Pictorial works 
    Geography--Study and teaching  Geography--Early works to 1800 

    GEOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL-- SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS

    The call  number for each will bring you to the general area for that subject. Each type of book listed below is useful for a particular purpose. These kinds of resources exist for books in many different subject areas. As you use them, you will become more familiar with them, and will appreciate their value.
    Resource Type: Selected Title Call Number
    Geography 
    Bibliographic Guides 
    Geography, a Resource Book for Secondary Schools Ref. 910.712 H645 1989
    Geography Dictionaries 
    These give  brief definitions

     

    Columbia Lipincott Gazeteer of the World
    Webster's New Geographical Dictionary
    Dictionary of Geography
    Gude to the Ancient World-a Dictionary of Classical Place Names
    Words on the Map
    Massachusetts Gazeteer
    American Place Names
    Nicknames of U.S. Cities and States
    Illustrated Dicitonary of Place Names, United States and Canada
    Ref. 910.3 C 726
    Ref. 910.3 W385
    Ref. 910.3 745
    Ref. 913.8003 G762 1986

    Ref. 910.3 A832
    Ref. 917.44 M414 1985
    Ref. 917.3003 S849
    Ref. 917.3003 K16 1970
    Ref. 917.3003 H259
     

    Geography: 
    Primary Sources
    Jackdaws include maps
    (Need to also locate travel journals, etc )
    Near Reference Desk 
    Ref. 
    Geography Atlases / Almanacs
    See also 
    Using Maps and Atlases
    for a list of World Atlases
    Encyclopedia of the First World
    World Factbook 
    CIA World Factbook: (newer online version)
    Atlas of Ship Wrecks and Treasure
    Encyclopedia of American Cities
    Ref. 910.3 E56 1990
    Ref. 910.5W927 1990

    Ref. 910.4503 P597 1994
    Ref. 917.309732 E56

    Geography Handbooks 
    These  are usually one-volume 
    works which specialize in one 
    area and  give a short 
    explanation or description.
    Encyclopedia of the First World
    Encyclopedia of International Boundaries
    Adventure of Sail
    Earth's Natural Forces
    Cities of Destiny
    Rand McNally Encylcopedia of World Rivers
    New America's Wonderlands, Our National Parks
    Great Historic Places of Europe
    Exploring the Real Thing-a Guide to Educational Programs at National Park Sites in Massachusetts.
    Ref. 910.3 E56 1990
    Ref. 911.03 E56 1995
    Ref. 910.45 A245
    Ref. 910.02 E12 1990
    Ref. 910 T756
    Ref. 910 091693 R187
    Ref. 917.30492 N277n
    Ref. 914 D253
    Ref. 917.44 E96 1999
    Geography Encyclopedias
    These are encyclopedias devoted 
    to geography  topics. Contents vary. 
    Encyclopedia of World Geography
    Explorers From Ancient Times to the Space Age
    Lands and Peoples
    Ref. 910.3 E56 
    Ref. 910.922 E96 1999
    Ref. 910 L263
    Geography Article
    Reprints
    Annual Editions  Geography
    Global studies reprints
    Ref. 910.5 A615
    See Global studies
    Geography  Biographies Explorers From Ancient Times to the Space Age
    Pirates and Privateers of the America
    Ref. 910.922 E96 1999
    Ref. 910.9163 M279 199

    PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES ONLINE

    SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY
     As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC AND ELECTRIC LIBRARY, both  from library workstations, and from home. From home or a school lab computer, go to  SAILS  Databases . You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a lab.

    WEB SITES

  • Country Studies
  • CIA World Factbook
  • Getty Thesaurus of Geographical Names
  • Travel Resources on the Internet
  • National Parks
  • DeLorme's Cyber Route
  • How to use a Compass
  • Maps in theNews
  • TerraServer(satellite photos of the world)
  • MapQuest
  • WWW Virtual Library - Geography
  • Great Globe Gallery
  • The following links are from Dushkin Online, publishers of the Annual Editions, Taking Sides,and Global Studies reprints. Dushkin providesweb linksand other online resources  to support its publications. We've only selected a few of these links. 
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Color Landform Atlas of the US
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    September, 1978  to  June, 2001