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Simpson Library | Special Collections

Geography: Find Books

Call Numbers

Browse Geography books in the library:

G = Geography - General, Maps, Atlases

GA = Mathematical geography - Cartography

GB = Physical geography

GC = Oceanography

GE = Environmental Science

GF = Human ecology - Anthropogeography

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E-Book Collections

Locating books on the shelves

When you find a physical book in Quest, write down its call number, and then go to the shelves.

To use call numbers, read them from the top down.

A label on the spine of a book, displaying the call number PR 8875 .P46 1999

For example, here's how you'd find this book:

  • First, follow the alphabet to the PR section of the library.
  • Next, within the PR section, look in numerical order for 8875.
  • Next, within the books numbered 8875, look in alphabetical and numerical order for .P46.
  • (1999 is the year the book was published.)