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Introduction
Selected Indexes, Catalogs, and Bibliographies
Additional Indexes and Bibliographies
Maps in Atlases
Maps in Books


Introduction

In addition to the maps and charts listed in the Library's catalogs, thousands of others can be found in books, atlases, and periodicals. To locate these maps it is necessary to consult a reference work that indexes maps included as parts of larger works. First, choose the appropriate index or bibliography in which to begin your search. Second, look up citations to books or periodicals containing the desired maps in OskiCat or MELVYL, to determine if they are held by a campus library.



Selected Indexes, Catalogs, and Bibliographies

American Geographical Society of New York. Map Dept.
Index to Maps in Books and Periodicals.
G.K. Hall, 1968-
10 vols. + suppls.
fGA100 A55 Main (Doe) Library
British Museum. Dept. of Printed Books. Map Room.
Catalogue of Printed Maps, Charts and Plans.
Trustees of the Museum, 1967-
15 vols. + suppls.
fGA100.B77 1967 Main (Doe) Library
California. Division of Mines.
Index to Geologic Maps of California.
TN24.C2.A485 no.52, etc. Earth Sciences & Map Library
Checklist of Printed Maps of the Middle West to 1900.
G.K. Hall, 1981. 14 vols. in 12.
Covers: North Central States, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and subject, author indexes.
GA408.A12.C4 Earth Sciences & Map Library
Crotts, Joe.
Geologic Map Index to USGS 7.5' and 15' Quadrangles of California, 1883-
Western Assn. of Map Libraries, 1981-
QE89.C7 1980 Earth Sciences & Map Library
GeoRef
Available through Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, indexes geologic and earth sciences literature on North America from 1785 and other parts of the world from 1933.
International Bibliography of Vegetation Maps.
Univ. of Kansas Libraries, 1965-
QK101.A12.K8 Bioscience Library, Earth Sciences & Map Library
Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division.
Civil War Maps: An Annotated List of Maps and Atlases in the Library of Congress.
The Library, 1989.
GA405.5.L5 1989 Earth Sciences & Map Library
Library of Congress. Map Division.
A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress.
Govt. Print. Office, 1909-1974
Indexes in back of vols. contain entries to many of the maps contained in the atlases listed. Vols. 2 and 8 are indexes for vols. 1 and 7.
Z733.U58.A7 Main (Doe) Library, Earth Sciences & Map Library
Z6028.U56 Bancroft Library
Library of Congress. Map Division.
A List of Maps of America in the Library of Congress. 1901.
GA100.U5 Earth Sciences & Map Library, Main Library, and NRLF
Z6027.A5U5 Bancroft Library
New York Public Library. Research Libraries.
Dictionary Catalog of the Map Division.
G.K. Hall, 1971.
fGA103.A12.N4 Main (Doe) Library
Otness, H. M.
Index to Early Twentieth Century City Plans Appearing in Guide-Books.
Western Assn. of Map Libraries, 1978.
G1028.A12.O85 Earth Sciences & Map Library
G1028.O861 Environmental Design Library
Otness, H. M.
Index to Nineteenth Century City Plans Appearing in Guidebooks.
Western Assn. of Map Libraries, 1980.
G1028.A12.O86 Environmental Design Library, Earth Sciences & Map Library
Phillips, W. L. and R.L. Stuckey.
Index to Plant Distribution Maps in North American Periodicals Through 1972.
G.K. Hall, 1976.
fG3201.D2.P4 Bioscience Library
United States. Weather Bureau.
An Annotated Bibliography of Climatic Maps of [various countries] 1958-1971.
G3201.C8 1958 .U5 Earth Sciences & Map Library
Van Balen, J.
Index to Maps in Earth Science Publications, 1963-1983.
Greenwood Press, 1985.
QE36.V36 1985 Earth Sciences & Map Library
William L. Clements Library.
Research Catalog of Maps of America to 1860 in the William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan.
G.K. Hall, 1972.
fZ6027.A5.M53 Earth Sciences & Map Library


Additional Indexes and Bibliographies

Other indexes and bibliographies can be found in OskiCat and MELVYL by searching for "subject keywords" such as:

  • MAPS BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • MAPS BIBLIOGRAPHY CATALOGS
  • ATLASES BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • [PLACE NAME] MAPS BIBLIOGRAPHY (e.g., MEXICO MAPS BIBLIOGRAPHY)
  • [PLACE NAME] MAPS INDEXES
  • [SUBJECT] MAPS BIBLIOGRAPHY (e.g., GEOLOGY MAPS BIBLIOGRAPHY)
  • GEOLOGY CALIFORNIA MAPS BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • [SUBJECT] MAPS INDEXES


Maps in Atlases

An atlas may contain the desired map. For example, an ethnographic map of the Philippines is likely to be found in an atlas of that country (search by subject keyword "PHILIPPINES" and limit the search to publication format "MAPS"). Similarly, an agricultural map of India will probably be contained in an atlas of India (search by subject keywords "INDIA," "AGRICULTURE INDIA," or "INDIA ECONOMIC CONDITIONS" and limit publication format to "MAPS"). For a map of Kuala Lumpur, look in a Malaysian cities atlas (search by subject keywords "CITIES AND TOWNS MALAYSIA" and limit to format "MAPS"). Title keywords can also be useful for retrieving atlases; try using the place name and "ATLAS."



Maps in Books

Another approach is to look up a place name or subject in OskiCat or MELVYL and look at the physical description (found in the "long" or "full" display) of the books the search retrieved. If a work contains maps, they will normally be mentioned right after the pagination. City directories and guidebooks commonly contain maps.

Some examples of the kinds of headings under which to search are:

  • ADAMS COUNTY ILL. HISTORY
  • BOSTON MASS DIRECTORIES
  • FRANCE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS
  • INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA
  • IRELAND GUIDEBOOKS
  • NIGERIA POPULATION
  • PRECIPITATION METEOROLOGY CALIFORNIA
  • UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY


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