When looking for books or media (videos or recordings), the Library Catalog is the place to start. It acts like a small, online search engine, allowing you to see what books and other materials are owned by the Library. Using the Find Books & Media in the Online Catalog link on the Library website, enter simple terms or concepts, rather than long phrases and questions. You can limit your search to just books or media. Search for the main concept such as “body image” rather than “the effects of media on women and body image" In this case, less is better… Too many terms make it harder to find resources!
For more specific searches, or to combine multiple concepts (i.e., author and title), use the Advanced Search option.
Beware! While the Online Catalog can tell you whether WPU subscribes to a journal or magazine, it cannot tell you what articles are within those items.
The Cheng Library's geography collection includes books, videos, maps, journals, online resources, and atlases. Materials may be located using the online catalog. Any words that describe your topic may be used as search terms. Some of the most common terms used to classify geographical materials include:
The Cheng Library uses Library of Congress subject headings and call numbers. For a complete listing, see the Library of Congress Classification System.
Geography-related books can be found by call number in the following locations:
|Geography, General (Includes GIS)||G 1 - 922|
|Atlases||G 1101 - 3122|
|Maps||G 3160 - 9980|
|Mathematical Geography||GA 1 - 87|
|Cartography||GA 100 - 1776|
|Physical Geography (Includes Geomorphology and Hydrology)||GB 1 - 5030|
|Oceanography||GC 1 - 1581|
|Environmental Sciences||GE 1 - 350|
|Human Ecology, Anthropogeography (Includes Urban Geography)||GF 1 - 900|
|Population Geography||HB 848 - 3697|
|Land Use||HD 101 - 1395|
|Meteorology, Climatology||QC 851 - 999|
|Medical Geography||RA 791-955|
Search terms and call number table courtesy of Richard Kearney.
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