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Frequently Used Resources
Gazetteers & the Collection
Generally, the most current information is available online (see Frequently Used Resources above).
Suzzallo Library also has gazetteers in book, microfiche, and electronic form for most U.S. states, Canadian provinces, and countries of the world.
Catalog Search Tips: Place Names & Gazetteers
- Use a KEYWORDS search.
- In the text box, type in "gazetteers" and your geographic area.
Ex. gazetteers Africa
gazetteers Washington State
Related Terms & Definitions
Gazetteers are indexes that list place names in alphabetical order, often with geographic coordinates so that the user can find the place on a map. Some gazetteers give additional information, such as the derivation of the name.
Where can I buy gazetteers?