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Access to Print Resources (as of 3/20/20)


As part of UCLA's transition to remote instruction, and the Library's necessary decision to close all Library locations, access to print resources and special collections is not available. Please take advantage of electronic resources such as ebooks and article databases. The UCLA community can connect to these online resources off-campus via the VPN or proxy server. Interlibrary loan is still available for electronic journal articles; however, ebooks cannot be borrowed on interlibrary loan. You can also temporarily access digitized print books via HathiTrust, although you cannot download or print these books--only do screenshots.

The library is also extending access to our print collection beyond what's available in HathiTrust through the Pilot Emergency Temporary Digititzation on Request Service (PETDOR). Please review the PETDOR FAQ for guidance on using this service. 

For help with any of our resources, please schedule an appointment with a librarian (audio/video Zoom appointments available), contact your subject librarian directly, or use our 24/7 chat service.    


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About the Collection

Geography as an academic discipline encompasses human, physical, political, environmental, and historical areas of concentrations. The sources listed below represent both general and specific reference sources for conducting research involving geographic information. For cartographic resources (maps and atlases) please use the Maps, Atlases, Aerial Images, and Cartographic Resources guide.

Browse our geography collection

Most of the books can be found in the following areas:

G1-922 Geography (General)
G1000-3122 Atlases
G3180-9980 Maps
GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
GB Physical geography
GC Oceanography
GF Environmental sciences
QC851-999 Meteorology. Climatology
QE Geology
QH Natural history. Biology

New Geography Books at the UCLA Library

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Connect from Off-Campus

UCLA students, faculty, and staff can access Library subscription databases from off-campus using either of the following options.

UCLA Geography Department

The UCLA Department of Geography consistently ranks among the top departments in the United States.