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Library of Congress Call Numbers

  • G = General, Atlases, Maps
  • GA = Cartography
  • GB = Physical Geography
  • GE = Environmental Sciences
  • GF = Human Geography
  • GN = Anthropology
  • HF 1000's = Economic Geography
  • JC 300's = Political Geography
  • QH 84 = Biogeography

Browse Atlases in the Libraries

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Atlas call numbers starting with G 1000 are located:

  • On the Atlas Stand in Referene
  • G 1000's in Reference Collection
  • G 1000's in Main Stacks
  • Oversize area far east end of the Main Floor.


Reference Basics

The following lists are not comprehensive.  Check the OU Libraries Catalog (search box in left column) for more options using your desired keywords.  For general books containing definitions of terms or overviews of a subject, search for your keywords plus "encyclopedia" or "dictionary".  You may also schedule an appointment to consult with your subject librarian.

Geography Subdisciplines

Physical Geography resources include physical, biological, and environmental resources.  Human Geography resources include anthropology and cultural resources.

Maps, Atlases, and Gazetteers

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Maps are primarily located at the Geology Library or try the following links:


Human Geography

Physical Geography and Geographic Information Science (GIS)

General Science and Critical Thinking

Scientific Communication

Career and Professional Development

Geography and GIS Librarian

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Claire Curry
Bizzell Memorial Library 236

Popular Treatments of Geography & Environmental Sustainability

These popular treatments should not be cited as primary or scholarly sources, but can be a great place to get inspiration, a general understanding of a topic, or find additional references.