Celebrate Geography Awareness Week!
URSUS - Library Catalog
of Maine system libraries + Bangor Public Library + Maine State
Library + Maine State Archives + Law & Legislative Reference
For books on a topic, choose
"Subject" or "Keywords" in the dropdown menu.
- biogeography (animal and plant
- human geography (cultural phenomena)
- economic geography (physical and economic
conditions of production and distribution of goods and
- medical geography (geographical
distribution of disease)
- mathematical geography (attributes
of the Earth, such as its size, shape, and movements)
- voyages and travels
- Maine -- historical geography -- maps
You can combine subject terms for a specific location,
format, and/or concept of interest.
Select Materials about Maine Geography
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Additional Library Catalogs
- MaineCat more info
Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin college
libraries + public libraries throughout Maine.
Directory of holdings in libraries across the country and
throughout the world - place
Interlibrary Loan requests for
Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online
historical, and cultural context of places. Coverage is from
the country level to states, cities, towns, provinces,
counties, villages, hamlets, and neighborhoods.
Short overviews of selected countries from the U.S. Library of
CountryWatch Country Reviews
Demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and
eRHAF (electronic Human Area Relations
documents about cultures and societies from all over the
Europa World Plus
The online version of Europa country
publications. Surveys of over 250 countries.
conditions from the U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs.
Countries and Regions
Bank's gateway to publications and statistics on different
World Development Indicators
Access to more than 900
indicators for over 200 countries. Coverage from 1960 to the
Hosted by the World Bank. Also available in
(REF HC59.15 .W656)
The World Factbook
information from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
World Statistics Pocketbook (pdf)
Over 50 indicators for 216
countries. Published by the United Nations. Free
iPhone/iPad app available.
from American Anthropological Association journals,
newsletters, bulletins and monographs.
Digital library of images in art,
architecture, the humanities, and social sciences - can
browse by geographical location.
UMaine's institutional repository that
includes faculty and student work such as
theses/dissertations, articles, and more. Can search by
Full text journal articles in geology
and paleontology - can search by geographic indicators.
Web of Science
Interdisciplinary literature in the
sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide
Searching is by keyword, subject, and
author as well as by taxonomic and geographic identifiers.
Range of subjects including animal
behavior, genetics, parasitology, ecology, habitat,
reproduction, zoogeography, evolution, nutrition, and
For additional databases, choose from
list of options.
Fogler Library has approximately 85,000 sheet and folded maps,
3000 atlases of various kinds, and an estimated 200,000 maps
enclosed within publications. Physical locations include the
Map Area on the first floor, the closed stack areas of the
Special Collections and the Government Publications, Maps, GIS &
Microforms Departments. Further, thousands of maps not on the
premises are accessible online via links in URSUS and web search
Ask a Librarian for assistance.
Tribal Census Tract Maps Using Census 2010 data, these maps arranged
alphabetically by American Indian reservation and off-reservation trust land
the Historical Geography of the United States Charles O. Paullin and
John K. Wright’s "Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States,"
first published in 1932. This digital edition reproduces all of the atlas’s
nearly 700 maps, animated to show change over time or made clickable to view
the underlying data.
Geographical Names / Les noms géographiques du Canada Current and historical search
of Canadian geography by name or coordinates, with links to maps.
Digital Sanborn Maps: Maine Large-scale maps of
Maine's towns and cities from the late 19th adn early 20th centuries.
Spatial, Socioeconomic and Natural Resource Directory
data and GIS links.
- Historical Maps of
Maine: USGS maps from the Dimond Library at the University of New
- Maine GIS Maps
Customized maps using available Maine GIS data.
Create customized maps based on geographic location, historical markers,
environmental issues, presidential elections, and more.
- Osher Map Library at the
University of Southern Maine
- Perry-Castañeda Library Map
Collection (University of Texas at Austin). Global collection of digitized
maps and an excellent list of electronic cartographic reference resources.
- USGS: Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Covers ~2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States.
U.S. Congressional Serial Set Maps
maps on material antebellum, civil war and reconstruction related topics
covered in the material published by Congress between 1843 and 1935.
Select Professional Resources
Geography in the News
New York Times' Geography News
Society of Environment Journalists: Headlines
CU-Boulder's list of newsgroups, web discussion groups, and
Political geography listservs, journals, blogs,
organizations, data, and more, from the Association of
University of Washington's directory of listservs,
includes Critical Geography; Cultural Geography; Feminist
Geography; GIS; Sexualities, Space, and Queer Geographies;
Created by: Jen Bonnet