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HIST 29639: The Cartographic Imagination in America

A guide to library resources for students in Professor Amy Lippert's class (Fall 2014)


Finding Books

Library of Congress Subject Headings

To find books on your subject in the Library Catalog, use the BROWSE index and select "SUBJECT" from the drop-down menu.

Don't forget to look at the list of related subject headings too.

Selected bibliographies:

  • Indians of North America -- Maps -- Bibliography
  • Railroads -- United States -- Maps -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
  • United States--Guidebooks--Bibliography

Art and cartography:

  • Maps--Exhibitions
  • Maps in Art
  • Cartography in Art

More sample searches

  • Historical Geography -- United States -- Maps  (this search string is also used to locate historical atlases)

  • Cartography  (list of subjects will further subdivide geographically and by type of publication)
    Cartography -- United States -- History
    Cartography -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History

  • Geography -- Social aspects -- United States
  • Geographic information systems
    (note subheadings for "bibliography," "history" and "social aspects")

  • Human geography -- North America

Subject Guide

Nancy Spiegel's picture
Nancy Spiegel
Bibliographer for Art and Cinema
Bibliographer for History
Regenstein Library Room 463