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World History: Atlases & Maps

Concentrates on historical resources in the areas of global studies and general world history.

Definitions of Reference Sources


Atlas - "a.) a bound collection of maps often including illustrations, informative tables, or textual matter; b.) a bound collection of tables, charts or plates."  Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, 1991

Gazetteer - "Dictionary or encyclopedia listing alphabetically the names of places, political divisions, and physical features of the earth and giving some information about each."  Columbia Encyclopedia, 2003


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Electronic Resources

Historical Atlases

World Atlases