LAA 700

Latin American Library Resources



  1. Guides to the field and dictionaries
  2. Indexes, abstracts and bibliographies
  3. Geography periodicals
  4. Review journals
  5. Publications of the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers

rev. 10/06



Brewer, James Gordon. The Literature of Geography: A Guide to Its Organisation and Use. 2nd ed. London: Clive Bingley; Hamden, Conn.: Linnet Books, 1978.

(Z 6001 .B74 1978)

Clark, Audrey N. Longman Dictionary of Geography, Human and Physical. Harlow, Essex: Longman, 1985.

(G 63 .C56 1985 Anschutz)

Clark, Audrey N. Longman Dictionary of Geography, Human and Physical. Harlow, Essex, 1987.

(G 63 .C56 1987 Map Collection Reference)

The Columbia Gazetteer of the World. Edited by Saul B. Cohen. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.

(G 103.5 .C65 1998 Reference)

Dictionary of Human Geography. Edited by R. J. Johnston. 4th ed. New York: Blackwell Reference, 2000.

(GF 4 .D52 2000 Anschutz)

Dictionary of Physical Geography. Edited by David S.G. Thomas and Andrew Goudie. 3rd ed. Oxford ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 2000.

(GB10 .D53 2000 Anschutz)

A Feminist Glossary of Human Geography. Edited by Linda McDowell and Joanne P. Sharp. London ; New York : Arnold, 1999.

(G63 .G5 1999 Anschutz)

Goudie, Andrew. The Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Physical Geography. Oxford; Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell, 1994.

(GB 10 .E53 1994 Anschutz Reference)

A Guide to Information Sources in the Geographical Sciences. Edited by Stephen Goddard. London: Croom Helm; Totowa, N.J.: Barnes & Noble, 1983.

(Z 6001 .G84 1983 Anschutz)

The Houghton Mifflin Dictionary of Geography. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.

(G 63 .H68 1997 Anschutz Reference)

Martinson, Tom L. Introduction to Library Research in Geography: An Instruction Manual and Short Bibliography. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1972.

(Z 6001 .M36)

Small, John, et al. A Modern Dictionary of Geography. 4th ed. London: Edward Arnold ; New York : Co-published in the U.S.A. by Oxford University Press, 2001.

(G 63 .S53 2001 Anschutz)
(Online version available via the KU Librariesí online catalog)



Current Geographical Publications.





Geographical Abstracts. Issued in several sub-series, of which the most relevant to Latin American Studies are these:

C. Economic Geography (G 1 .G464x Anschutz Reference)

D. Social and Historical Geography (G 1 .G465x Anschutz)

F. Regional and Community Planning (G 1 .G467x Anschutz)

Online Geographical Bibliography

Web of Science



Harris, Chauncy D. Annotated World List of Selected Current Geographical Serials: 443 Current Geographical Serials from 72 Countries with a Study of Serials Most Cited in Geographical Bibliographies. 4th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago, Dept. of Geography, 1980. (Research Paper, no. 194)

(H 31 .C514 no. 194)

Harris, Chauncy D. and Fellmann, Jerome D. International List of Geographical Serials. 3rd ed., rev., expanded and updated. Chicago: University of Chicago, Dept. of Geography, 1980. (Research Paper, no. 193)

(H 31 .C514 no. 193)



Progress in Human Geography

(G 1 .P685 Anschutz Periodicals)
(Electronic version available via KU Libraries online catalog)

Progress in Physical Geography

(G 1 .P686 Anschutz Periodicals)



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Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers. Meeting (10th : 1980 : Muncie, Ind.) Geographic Research on Latin America: Benchmark 1980. Edited by Tom L. Martinson and Gary S. Elbow. Muncie, Ind.: CLAG, 1981. (Proceedings of the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, v. 8)

(G 56 .C535 1980 Anschutz)

Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers. Membership Directory, January 1980. Muncie, Ind.: CLAG, 1980.

(G 64 .C66 1980 Anschutz)

Davidson, William V. Geographical Research on Latin America: A Cartographic Guide and Bibliography of Theses and Dissertations, 1909-1978. Muncie, Ind.: CLAG, 1980.

(Z 1601 .D28)

Yearbook (Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers).

(F 1401 .Y42)



Maps (in Anschutz)

Atlases (In Watson Ref., but especially in Anschutz)

Gazetteers (In Reference and in Anschutz)

Palmerlee Collection: In the 1950's Tom Smith of the Geography Department began building a distinctive map collection in a special map library in Lindley Hall. He saw the UCR-KU exchange program as an opportunity to expand our map holdings. In 1960 Al Palmerlee began the compilation of a map bibliography of Costa Rica while he was a KU exchange student there for a year, and attempted to acquire all available maps for the KU map library. Upon return he checked his listings against those of the Map Division of the Library of Congress and the American Geographical Society. Geographers Tom Smith, John Augelli, and Bob Nunley encouraged Al to return to Costa Rica in 1962 under a grant from the Endowment Association for further checking and investigation. Based on his work with the above groups, plus the work with Jorge Lines (whose private collection was later added to the KU library) and the published works of Dobles Segreda, and the additional cooperation of Carlos Melendez and Rafael Obregon of UCR, Jose Fabio Gongora of the Compania Bananera, and Federico Gutierrez Braun and Mario Barrantes of the Instituto Geografico, Al published in 1965 Maps of Costa Rica: An Annotated Cartobibliography through the University of Kansas Libraries. It remains one of the milestones of map bibliographies, and the collection it helped build is one of the most complete and best organized collections of maps on Costa Rica in existance. Indeed the new map library in Anshutz is widely recognized as one of the few "world class" map libraries in existance.

Palmerlee, Albert Earl. A Bibliography of Maps of the Republic of Costa Rica : Its Regions, Provinces, and Cities. Lawrence : Department of Geography, University of Kansas, 1961.

(Z 6027.C83 P33 1961 Anschutz)