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Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

A gazetteer is a geographical list or dictionary of place names. There are three types of gazetteers: alphabetical list, dictionary, and encyclopedic. Gazetteers are useful resources if you're trying to find historical names for places (e.g., countries, regions, streets, etc.), alternate names, etc.

Global Gazetteers

United States Gazetteers

How to Find Print Gazetteers

Search in the "Library Catalog" tab in Brandeis Library OneSearch if you would like to find print gazetteers at Brandeis Library. Here are some search strategies:

  • Try a keyword search using terms like, "place names" or "street names" or gazetteer*
  • Try a subject search for gazetteer*
  • Try a subject search for Names, geographical -- [place of interest]
    (e.g., Names, geographical -- France)