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Geography and Environmental Engineering

A guide to the academic majors within the department identifying resources used in the study of human geography, environmental geography, GIS, environmental engineering, and environmental science

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Welcome to the USMA Library’s research guide (LibGuide) for help in Geography and Environmental Engineering. 

This guide has been created to help you get started with your library research.  We are eager to help you with your research for papers you’re tasked to write, special projects, and most basic questions.

If you would like to meet for assistance, please use the Schedule Appointment feature, or contact us so we can arrange a time when we’re both available. We look forward to hearing from you! 

In the meantime, check out some of the resources suggested in this guide.  Good luck!

What does an academic department liaison do?

Reference & Research Consultant

  • Support for thesis students
  • Provide reference & research support, or appropriate referral to other experts or service providers
  • In-person, phone, email, and chat support available

Teaching and Learning

  • Orientations to new faculty during FDW, participate in FDW
  • Updates to returning faculty
  • Understand libraries’ potential role in providing content or support for department
  • Topical workshops (Zotero citation management, Wikipedia, OpenRefine)
  • Create instruction support material including research guides LibGuides: online research guides
  • Attend departmental seminars, meetings, and subject-specific conferences and collaborate with faculty to support their research

Integrate library resources into course development

  • Incorporate use of library collections and research based learning as an integral component of courses
  • Collaboratively build framework for understanding research processes, using library resources, and designing in-person and online learning environments to support project development
  • Support curriculum to integrate information fluency concepts and research skills into the curriculum, assist with project development to assess these skills

Collection development

  • Book purchase requests
  • Access to databases
  • Training on foreign language and culture focused databases
  • Scholarly Communication – Recruit content for the institutional repository – USMA Digital Commons


  • Celebration of West Point Authors Event
  • Support to departmental special events (Special Collections and Archives exhibits)
  • Library hosted exhibits (Banned Books, Foundations: Black Experiences of West Point)
  • Student & Campus engagement (National Poetry Month, National Libraries Week)
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