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Columbia Gazetteer of the World


A unique world enclopedia of geographical places and features with over 170,000 entries. It can be searched by place name or full-text.

Access Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), All Branch Libraries, Outside the Library

Subjects: Genealogy; Reference; Encyclopedias; Geography; Maps, Atlases, Cartography
(Bolded items are subjects for which this is a recommended resource)

Notes: Entries include information on many of the following: demography; physical geography; political boundaries; industry, trade, and service activities; agriculture; cultural, historical, and archeological points of interest; transportation lines; longitude, latitude, and elevations; distance to relevant places; pronunciations; official local government place-names and changed or variant names and spellings.

Dates of Coverage: Antiquity-present

Update Frequency: Ongoing

Print Equivalent: For the print equivalent of this title, see Columbia Gazetteer of the World (New York : Columbia University Press).

Provider: Columbia University Press

Format: Web

Output Type: Print