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Find Scholarly Articles & Books: Essential Databases for Geography

These resources are a gateway to scholarly articles, conference reports, books, and much more. Search them using keywords from your topic(s) of interest.

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Research tips and strategies:

Browsing Geography

Browsing books in geography:

Geography materials are organized by subject in the library. Below are the broad subjects along with their corresponding call number (i.e., location in the library). For a more specific list of subjects, click on the Browsing Geography Resources link below:

  • G1-922: Geography
  • G1000-3122: Atlases
  • G3180-9980: Maps
  • GA1-1776: Cartography
  • GB3-5030: Physical Geography
  • GC1-1581: Oceanography

Browsing maps:  North Carolina

Maps specific to just the state of North Carolina can be found in two places: 

  • Map case #4 (see below maps)
  • Wooden shelves (for topographic maps)

In map case #4, maps are organized in the following manner:

G3900: General maps of North Carolina
G3901: Subject maps of North Carolina
G3902: Regions and natural features of North Carolina
G3903: Counties of North Carolina
G3904: Cities and towns of North Carolina

Hunter Library also has numerous maps of other states, regions, and countries. For more information on Hunter Library's maps, click on the "Maps" link below.