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LC subject headings | Call Numbers | Library Catalogs | Reference Books

Library of Congress Subject Headings.

28th ed., 5 vols., 2005.
Kept on the long table by the main bank of EZRA/Web terminals.

Subject headings will be similar to, but may be different from those used in periodical indexes.

Call Numbers for Geography

Following are some of the common call numbers for books on Geography topics. It is useful when browsing for books to have a general call number, but it is not a replacement for doing an EZRA (our online catalog) search.

G for General Geography, Atlases, Maps GF for Human Geography
GA for Cartography GN for Anthropology
GB for Physical Geography GT for Manners and Customs
GE for Environmental Science GV for Recreation and Leisure

Locating Books in Library Catalogs

At Wittenberg: EZRA
At other Ohio academic Libraries: OhioLINK
In North America For ILL: WorldCat

Reference Books

Below is a select list of reference books relating to Geography.

World Almanac and Book of Facts
Reference Desk AY 67.N5 W7 2009

The Penguin Dictionary of Geography
Reference G63 .C652 1998

Philip's Geography Dictionary
Reference G63 .P45 2000

The Columbia Gazetteer of the World
Reference G103.5 .C645 1998

Atlas of the World
Reference G1021 .G4125 2005

The Dictionary of Physical Geography
Reference GB10 .D53 2000

Encyclopedia of Human Geography
Reference GF4 .P58 2004

Encyclopedia of World Cultures
Reference GN 307 .E53 1994 (10 vols)

Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life
Reference GN 333 .W67 1998 (4 vols)

Demographic Yearbook
Reference HA 17 .D45

Statesman's Yearbook
Main Reference JA 51 .S7


Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete is a multi-subject database containing both scholarly and popular publications. Some material is available in full-text. It is agood starting place for introductory level classes.

Business Source Complete
Index to journal articles in management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and more.

SocINDEX covers all areas of sociology from 1895. Some full-text available.

LexisNexis contains over 20 years of international news, legal and government information.

Social Science Citation Index (ISI)
Index and cited references for articles in the social sciences

Wilson Index
The Wilson Index is made up of the Humanities, Sciences and Social Science indexes. It is a good place to find scholarly articles on a variety of topics.

A full list of the indexes available at Wittenberg can be found at:


Periodicals are where most of the information for your research papers will come. Remember that there are scholarly publications as well as popular publications You will most likely want to stick to scholarly publications for your research. For hints on how to tell the two apart, please see Scholarly vs. Popular Articles.

Wittenberg owns many scientific journals in both print and electronic formats. The links below will help you to find out what journals we own, the format, and where they are located.

Journals the Library Has
This is a searchable index of the periodicals Wittenberg owns in electronic and print formats. Location and dates owned are also provided.

Journal Interlibrary Loan Form
Use Interlibrary Loan to request articles not owned at Wittenberg from other libraries. Please see the form for more details.


When using the internet, always be thinking critically about what you are viewing. Good and bad information both reside on the internet and it isn't always easy to tell the two apart. For hints on spotting good web pages, please see the library's page on Evaluating Web Sites.

If you choose to use internet sites as information resources, you must cite them just as you must cite a book or journal article. For help citing webpages and other online resources, take a look at Citing Electronic Resources.


If you are having trouble with your research, please contact Alisa Mizikar via email at or call extension 7515. You can also contact any of the reference librarians at or at extension 7511.

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