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History/Social Sciences has a vast array of travel resources in its collection. Our collection includes books, magazines, and DVDs and includes mainstream and unusual titles. Whether you are looking for exotic or local travel, we can help.

Some questions to consider:

  • Where am I going?
  • How long will I be gone?
  • Who am I going with (family, alone, or with a travel group)?
  • What format do I need the information to be in?

Subject terms

While most of the time general terms will help you find what you need, there are a couple of instances where it pays to be specific in your search terms. Check out the “Narrow Your Search” box on the right side of the screen after you do your search. In addition, using these search terms in the Browse part of the catalog will let you start with you specific subject. Examples are listed below:

  • Travel—Guidebooks
  • United States--Description and travel
  • DK eyewitness travel guides
  • Travelogues

The call numbers below are the starting point to finding materials on the shelves. They serve as a location tool. For more specific call numbers, please click on the call number next to the part of the world you are interested in.

  • General 900-912
  • Europe 914
  • Asia 915
  • Africa 916
  • North America 917
  • South America 918
  • Oceania 919

Magazine searching

    There are two ways to search for magazine articles, depending on when the article was published:

  • Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature-articles published before 1985
  • EbscoHost-articles published after 1985

The magazines listed below are a sample of the travel magazines that History/Social Sciences carries. For more information about specific journals and how long we have carried them, please contact us.


  • Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel
  • Conde Nast Traveler
  • Cruise Travel
  • National Geographic Traveler
  • National Parks


  • Arizona Highways
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • New Orleans
  • New York

Electronic Resources

Interesting Websites

Blogs and Podcasts

  • Podcast.com: Over 100 travel podcasts from a variety of sources including Rick Steves, Rough Guide, and Lonely Planet
  • Indie Travel Podcast: A podcast for the independent traveler
  • Travel Pod: TravelPod’s free travel blogs let you chart your trips on a map, share unlimited photos and videos, and stay in touch while you travel
  • Travel Blogs: travel advice, stories and forums from fellow travelers