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This guide is intended to assist those doing research in the area of Geography.

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Subject Classification areas

Books on geographical topics generally may be found in these Library of Congress Classification areas:

G Geography (general), atlases, maps

GA Mathematical geography Cartography

GB Physical geography

GF Urban influences on the environment. Urban geography


Indicative of the interdisciplinary nature of geography, materials also may be found in these classification areas:

D History: General (for geographical history by region or country)

E History: America (for U.S. geographical history)

F History: America (for geographical history by region or country)

GE Environmental sciences

HD Land use

HF Economic geography (especially, globalization)

HE Transportation geography

HT City planning. Regional planning. Metropolitan areas.

JC Political geography

JV Emigration and immigration. International migration

QC Climatology

UA Military geography

To locate books in the above areas at Gelman Library, see the Call Number Location map at the left.  Books classified in the GB area, for example, will be found on the 4th floor.

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