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Explorers, Travelers, and Tourists

A selection of primary sources and scholarly resources for the study of travelers, travel writing and related topics.

Subject Heading -- Subdivisions

Use these words or phrases in a subject heading search. These subdivisions of other subject headings can help narrow down results to works of or about travel writing.

Subject Headings

When searching the library catalog, the following subject headings, or tags, may be helpful in locating works about travel, travelers, and tourism.

Book Series

The following are collections of travel narratives published as a series. Titles included in each series are often organized around a central theme.

Periodicals in Print

To find articles on specificy topics, try searching the database Reader's Guide Retrospective, an index of articles from select popular magazines (1890-1982).


Search the Howard-Tilton library catalog to discover local holdings of these titles. Or search WorldCat for holdings around the US and beyond, and use InterLibrary Loan to request them.

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