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Geography: Seattle

Welcome to the research guide for Geography, a starting point for finding journal articles, books, data and more!

Seattle Research








This site provides information and links to sources to help you find the information for conducting Seattle research.

Image: Detail from aerial view of Seattle waterfront.

Neighborhood Overviews & PNW History


Printed maps can be found in the Map Library located on the ground floor of Suzzallo Library.  Doing a Keyword search in the UW-only Library Catalog is the best way to find maps within the Collection. For a more comprehensive guide to Maps and GIS, visit the Maps Research Guide

Local Newspapers

Government & Data Resources

Most government material is housed in the Government Publications section on the ground floor of Suzzallo Library. Librarians there can help you find material you need.  In addition to searching the UW Libraries Catalog for government documents you can also use these specialized sources.  Also see this page for Information on additional statistical sources available in Government Publications.