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Information about finding and describing maps

Where in the world is...?

If you have the name of a city, river, or mountain and want to know where it is situated you need to use a gazetteer. A gazetteer is a list of names of places and features with their locations. To find a gazetteer in UQ Library Search:

  • Use a Keyword search
  • Use gazetteer* as a word

Try these:

  • The Columbia gazetteer of the world  Warehouse General (LB179150)
  • Chambers world gazetteer: an A-Z of geographical information  Warehouse General G103.5 .C47 1988