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Geography

We designed this research guide to introduce you to the field of geography. You'll find the materials, search tools, and other resources you need to start your research.

Encyclopedias & dictionaries

Gazetteers

Geographic Names Information System (U.S. only) 
Latitude and longitude listings for cities, towns, rivers, lakes, mountains, and other features in the United States. Also lists corresponding USGS topographic map for each place.

GEOnet Names Server (World) 
Latitude and longitude listings for cities, towns, rivers, lakes, mountains, and other features for countries outside of the United States.