Note that not all of our maps are cataloged.
Use similar techniques to search WorldCat
(a catalog of the holdings of most major libraries in the U.S.), HathiTrust
(great for federal government publications and materials published before 1923), and the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
(for Federal government publications after 1976; use advanced search).
- To find sheet maps and atlases in our catalog, do an advanced keyword search in CBBcat, limiting to "Material Type" = "Map" and/or "MS Map" (manuscript map).
- To find books on a topic of interest, e.g. Maine, that have maps in them such as histories, travelogues, travel guides, and other materials presumably presenting a spatial perspective, search in CBBcat on
maine AND (n:(map OR maps OR atlas*) or d:(map OR maps OR atlas*))
This searches for the given terms in the Note, Description, Summary, and Contents fields as well as in the Subject Headings. Since results will include materials about maps as well, look especially at records having map (maps) or atlas (atlases) in the Description field or after a dash in the Subject headings (e.g. Equality -- Maps; Maine -- Atlases).
- To find books about maps and a topic of interest, e.g. Maine, subject search in CBBcat as follows:
maine AND d:(map OR maps OR atlas*)