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Geography: Geography Collections

Your comprehensive online information and study resource for studying Geography at University of Cambridge

Accessing and using the physical collection

The 'Cambridge' Classification of Geography reflects the stress laid on the systematic approach by the Geographical Tripos, and therefore subordinates treatment by region to treatment by subject.

To find the title you are looking for, first consult iDiscover and find the catalogue record. Note the shelf reference - you can go directly to the shelf to pick up your book.

Some older and duplicate materials will have a note on the catalogue record advising you to 'Apply Librarian'. These are kept in the Librarian's Office and are available during staffed hours.

The Book Numbers

  • It provides means to classify books by subject and divide them by region and period.
  • To differentiate between items within a class sequential numbers are added after the class.
  • The volumes in a set are given the appropriate number following a full stop after the main book number.
  • Multiple copies of the same item are given a copy number in brackets following the item number.
  • If there is an English of French translation of a book already in the library it is given the number of the original followed by E or F.
  • RB - The Rare Books (Clark Collection) are currently held in the Staff Common Room and the Head of Department's Office, available on request.

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