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GEO: Geography: Finding Books

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SOUTHcat: USA Libraries' Catalog

To find books and government documents in USA Libraries' collections, use SOUTHcat: USA Libraries' Catalog.

  • Catalog tips and tricks:
    • Keyword searches – use quotation marks to hold phrases together ("area studies")
    • Truncation – use ? after the root of a word to find all its variants ("geograph?" finds geography, geographer)
    • Browse the Subject(s) field in records to find the right words for searches.
  • Revise and refine your searches.
  • Watch for repeating call numbers and browse stacks in that area.
  • Pay attention to the Location and Status fields. You will need this information to locate the item in the library

    Selected Reference Titles

    Regional Surveys of the World

    Human Geography

    Physical Geography

    Gazetteers

    Atlases