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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.

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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.


Maps, Atlases, and Gazetteers

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

Academic Research and Critical Thinking

General communication