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Finding Maps

Where to find maps for your research

Reference Sources

  • Index to maps in books and periodicals (American Geographical Society of New York Map Dept.)
    GA 192 A72 1968. Folio v. 1-10 and supplements
  • Index to maps of the American Revolution in books and periodicals: illustrating the Revolutionary War and other events of the period 1763-1789. Z1238 .C55 Ref.
  • USGS map catalogs and indexes (available in most libraries that have USGS maps):
    • Geological map index of various states
      Index to topographic and other map coverage
      Index to intermediate scale mapping
      Index to orthophoto quad mapping
      Index to USGS/DMA 1:50,000 scale mapping
      Index to land cover maps and digital data
      Index to national aerial photography
      Index to digital line graphs
  • United States Board on Geographic Names 
  • Dictionary of Abbreviations and Acronyms in Geographic Information Systems, Cartography, and Remote Systems Archive
  • U.S. GazetteerThe U.S. Gazetteer Files provide a listing of all geographic areas for selected geographic area types. The files include geographic identifier codes, names, area measurements, and representative latitude and longitude coordinates.
  • Harvard Map Collection 
  • Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection (University of Texas at Austin): over 2000 maps, mostly from the US Central Intelligence Agency CIA--not copyrighted.
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