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ArcGIS & Associated Esri products

This guide helps users find information about any ArcGIS product Dartmouth has access to. This information may be found in other guides, but this one should have everything.

Introduction to Training & Instruction

This page mainly highlights instruction and training for ArcGIS products. These resources allow you to work at your own pace to learn the software. Most of the products come from Esri, but there are other sources also.

Esri offers a variety of self-paced and video tutorials to help you use ArcGIS more efficiently. They have changed how users access the training courses. Their new Training site is now active. As of now, all training will be available through your MyEsri or ArcGIS Online accounts. You no longer need access codes for courses. You can use your Dartmouth credentials to log into either MyEsri or ArcGIS Online. Click on the "Enterprise account" button to start.

Please contact Lucinda M. Hall in the Evans Map Room if you have questions.  

Introduction to Esri Training

Basic Instruction Manuals

Looking to get started with ArcGIS? I can recommend the books listed below. The authors update these books every couple of years. You can browse the physical stacks to see what other books are available to help you learn how to use the software effectively.

Looking to see what else we have for learning ArcGIS? Find more titles in the library's online catalog.

Esri Training resources in the Library collections

The library has an extensive collection of books from Esri Press. You can check the catalog to see exactly what we have. 

Resource(s) from

Learn to create and manage data, maps, and analytical models with ArcGIS. Author Adam Wilbert shows how to get around maps and start adding your own data and importing data from existing databases. He demonstrates how to select and edit individual map elements, and connect to advanced geospatial data sources. He explains the finer points of working with vector vs. raster data, and then shows how to style your map so it's easy for others to interpret, including finishing touches such as a legend, scale bar, and annotations. Plus, learn how to use ModelBuilder to sequence workflows and share them with the rest of your organization.