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Maps and Mapping: Map Collections and Atlases

An overview of resources for finding and using maps.

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Maps in the Library

The Library has several map collections in print format.  Examples are the topographic maps in Government Publications and historical maps in Special Collections.

Some of these maps are cataloged in the library catalog and may be searched by combining a keyword with the word "map", for example, "Kingston map".  Records for any print map will include the term "cartographic material" in brackets after the title.  Most maps cannot be checked out and must be used in the Library.

Some historical maps housed in Special Collections are not listed in the library catalog.  If there's an historical map that you're interested in but cannot find in the library catalog, please ask for assistance at Special Collections.

Atlases in Print Format

Atlases are published collections of maps and are produced in print or electronic format.  The titles listed below are general atalses.  For subject atlases, (for example an atlas of the ancient world, an atlas on migration, etc.) search the library catalog using a keyword for your topic combined with the keyword "atlas".

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