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Physical Geography
Cultural and Demographic Geography
Internet and Electronic Resources



Physical Geography

The Library's primary physical geography collections are housed in the Earth Sciences and Map Library, located in 50 McCone Hall.

McCone Hall also houses the:

The collection contains works on all aspects of physical geography, including evolution of the earth, atmospheric conditions, vegetation and climate, geomorphology, geologic structure and landforms, terrain studies, marine processes and coastal landforms, hydrology and fluvial processes, glaciers and glacial landscapes, erosion, landslides, soils, environmental issues, climatic change, and general works on the biosphere and ecology. Coverage is worldwide, including general works, textbooks, geographical reviews, publications by geographical associations, geography periodicals, and bibliographies.

The Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library contains geographical materials relating to the biosphere, ecology, conservation, agriculture, soils, and forestry.



Cultural and Demographic Geography

Collections dealing with cultural and demographic geography may be found in the following library locations:

  • The Doe Library contains general works on cultural geography: monographs, textbooks, and serials.
  • Doe/Moffitt Government Information has information and data on social and cultural geography, especially census and demographic data.
  • Environmental Design Library has information dealing with regional and urban planning.
  • Institute of Governmental Studies Library collects materials on public affairs and policy, focused primarily on the U.S., with special emphasis on California. The collection is especially strong in the areas of city planning and community development; housing; environmental policy; corrections and police administration; policy aspects of health, education and welfare; and civil liberties. The collection is also strong in the areas of municipal and regional government, intergovernmental relations, public finance and taxation, civil service and public personnel management, and practical politics and elections.
  • Institute of Transportation Studies Library collects transportation related subjects and includes both foreign and U.S. publications on technical, environmental, socio-economic and policy aspects of transportation.
  • Water Resources Center Archives collects technical information on freshwater, groundwater, coastal, estuaries and wetlands and contains many federal, state and local government reports as well as publications from other Water Resources Centers.


Internet and Electronic Resources



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