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A subject research guide for the students and faculty in geography at Oregon State University.

Limit to items in the OSU Libraries (Library Catalog)

Choose the At OSU Libraries only scope to search all of the OSU Libraries collections. This includes Guin, Vet Med, and OSU Cascades.


OSU Libraries scope screenshot



How do I find Ebooks?

To search for an ebook, use the OSU Libraries scope. Click on the View Online tab to link to the ebook. You will need to log in with your ONID information to view the ebook contents.

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How do I get a book from another library?

You can request a book from another library (Summit or Worldcat) using our Interlibrary Loan service.

If the availability of the items says Check Holdings, that means we either do not own the item or it is currently checked out.

Click on the Availability & Request Options tab

Click Request the item from another library.

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You can borrow books from Summit  libraries and have them sent to one of the OSU Libraries.

To search Summit, choose the OSU Libraries + Summit scope from the drop-down menu.

OSU Libraries and Summit scope

To request an item from Summit, click on the Availability and Request Optionstab.

To see which libraries own the item, click on the Summit Libraries(n) link. The (n) indicates the number of libraries that own the item.

Summit requesting options

To request the item, click on the Place Summit request link and fill in the form. Click on Request.

Summit request form

You will be notified via email when you item has arrived and is available for pick-up.

Browsing for books

Most of the Valley Library's geography collection is located on the 6th floor.  However, many related topics - including land use and area studies - will be located in other areas.

Maps and many atlases are located on the 3rd floor.

Bold = geography call numbers; normal font = related subject call numbers:

  • G - General geography and atlases (6th floor & 3rd floor)
    • G70.212 - GIS manuals and training
  • GA - Mathematical geography and cartography (6th floor)
  • GB - Physical geography including geomorphology, hydrology, and natural disasters (6th floor)
  • GE - Environmental Science
  • GF - Human Geography (6th floor)
  • GN - Anthropology (6th floor)
  • HB-HC - Economics (5th floor)
  • HM - Sociology (5th floor)
  • HN - Social history and conditions (5th floor)
  • HT -Communities, classes, races (5th floor)
  • JC319-323 - Political Geography (5th floor)

Geography reference title