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Where to find maps for your research

5 College Map Resources

The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has a significant Map Collection on 26th floor of W. E. B. Du Bois Library.This is a  non-circulating collection. UMass is a U.S.Geological Survey Depository site and thus maintains and makes available all the USGS products received on the Depository contract. Sheet maps (e.g., U.S. topographic maps) are kept in flat cases in this main Map Collection, while folded maps are kept in the Integrated Sciences and Engineering Library, A273, Lederle Graduate Research Center. Additional maps are in the Government Documents section, 6th floor of the Du Bois Library. See also Maps and Atlases in Special Collections and Archives.

Amherst College has historical maps, both in the Frost Map Room and in the Archives and Special Collections. Atlases and CIA Maps are in Reference. You may call Reference (542-2319) to inquire what is where, or check the online catalog (since most of AC's maps are cataloged). U.S. Topographical Maps (all states; latest only) are in the Frost Map Room. A selection of other map series from the USGS Depository Library Program are kept in the AC/Science Library.

Smith College has a large Map Room within the Young Science Library, on the lower floor.

Hampshire College has a small map collection. Each map is cataloged and available for circulation. In addition, Hampshire has a CD-ROM version of the topographic maps of Massachusetts.

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