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Travel and Study Abroad

Guidebooks and Travel Videos

To find travel guidebooks in the Libraries' collections in the CAT:

  • Enter the name of the country, city, or region and the word guidebooks (e.g., paris guidebooks) in the search box
  • Select Subject Heading from the drop-down menu

To find more travel books and videos in the CAT:

  • Use Advanced Search
  • Enter the country, region or city name and the words description and travel (e.g., italy description and travel) in the Subject Heading box
  • Select Book or Video Material from the drop-down menu next to the Material Type box

To find guidebooks by a particular publisher in the CAT:

  • Major publishers of travel guidebooks are Fodor's, Frommer's, Blue Guides, Michelin, DK Eyewitness, Let's Go, Lonely Planet, and Rough Guides.
  • Enter the publisher name (e.g., Frommer's) in the search box
  • Select Author from the drop-down menu

You can also try:

  • Search for the publisher name and the word guidebooks as a Keyword search (e.g., guidebooks rough guides)
  • Enter the country/region name and the publisher name in the search box and search by Keyword (e.g., argentina lonely planet)

Call Numbers for travel books in the Libraries begin with D. In Pattee Library at University Park these are located in Pattee Stacks 1.

For a complete list of call numbers by country, see the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

Tourist Maps

To find tourist maps in the CAT:

  • In the search box enter the country or region name and the words tourist maps as a Keyword Search (e.g., paris tourist maps)
  • Or use the advanced search screen in the CAT, enter the country or region in the keyword box, and select Map from the drop-down menu for Material Type
  • For more information on searching the map collection see the General Maps Research Guide.

Travel Websites