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Five Colleges Landscape Resources

Created and maintained by the Research, Instruction and Outreach Committee of the Five College Libraries.

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Hampshire College
Rachel Beckwith

Mount Holyoke College
Chrissa Godbout

Smith College
Barbara Polowy

UMass Amherst
Madeleine Charney


Connecticut River Valley at the Oxbow


Image captured from Google Earth, August 3, 2010.

About this Guide

This guide covers information available within the Five College libraries broadly related to the study of the landscape. Some of the specific topic include landscape architecture, regional planning, sustainable development, conservation, housing, and land use.  The guide is intended for the Five College community as well as the regional community.

It includes resources in print and electronic formats available in the Five College libraries as well as free online resources published by professional societies, government agencies, and other organizations.