Books, maps, atlases, and gazetteers are the major sources for the study of place names. Many states, provinces, and nations have governmental agencies that are responsible for keeping track of place names; some websites are noted below. Place names can be local neighborhoods, towns and cities, states, regions, countries, and even extraterrestrial places. In this section, information is included on toponymy: the names of geographic features such as rivers or mountains.
The books listed below are only a small sample of the materials available in the UTEP Library on place names and toponyms. For place names of a particular locality, search in the library catalog or databases for "Names, Geographical - [place]"