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URSUS - Library Catalog

URSUS comprises the University of Maine system libraries + Bangor Public Library + Maine State Library + Maine State Archives + Law & Legislative Reference Library.

For books on a topic, choose "Subject" or "Keywords" in the dropdown menu.
Example Subjects
  • geography
  • cartography
  • topography
  • biogeography (animal and plant distributions)
  • human geography (cultural phenomena)
  • economic geography (physical and economic conditions of production and distribution of goods and services)
  • 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

Select Dictionaries and Encyclopedias   Additional Library Catalogs  
  • MaineCat more info
    Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin college libraries + public libraries throughout Maine.
  • WorldCat
    Directory of holdings in libraries across the country and throughout the world - place
    Interlibrary Loan requests for these materials.
Country Profiles
  • AnthroSource
    Articles from American Anthropological Association journals, newsletters, bulletins and monographs.
  • ARTStor
    Digital library of images in art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences - can browse by geographical location.
  • Digital Commons@UMaine
    UMaine's institutional repository that includes faculty and student work such as theses/dissertations, articles, and more. Can search by discipline.
  • GeoScience World
    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.
  • Zoological Record
    Range of subjects including animal behavior, genetics, parasitology, ecology, habitat, reproduction, zoogeography, evolution, nutrition, and taxonomy.

For additional databases, choose from this 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 engines. Ask a Librarian for assistance.

Select Professional Resources

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Created by: Jen Bonnet | Revised: 06/23/2014
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