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Finding & Citing Maps

Libguide to provide researchers with search tips and tools to locate, use, and cite historical maps in your research.

Advanced Searching & Specialized Formats

Select ADVANCED SEARCH from OneSearch results page to perform advanced search operations. The ADVANCED SEARCH interface allows you to perform multi-faceted search using AND/OR/NOT operators.

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Finding City Street Guides (Thomas Guides)
To find all Map Collection holdings of Thomas Guides use the query:

AUTHOR/CONTRIBUTOR: Thomas Bros. Maps
OPERATOR: AND
SHELVING LOCATION: Reference shelves

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To see all Thomas Guides by a particular county, use the query:

AUTHOR/CONTRIBUTOR: Thomas Bros. Maps
OPERATOR: AND
SUBJECT: County Name (Calif.)

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Other historical city street atlases from southern California include Moller's and Renie:

  • Renie, Jack (Author/creator)
  • Moller, George (Author/creator)

 

Finding City Atlases
Use the following query to find historical or topical atlases of specific cities:

SUBJECT: [city]
OPERATOR: AND
GENRE: Atlases

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Finding Braille Maps & Atlases
The Map Collection holds several general reference cartographic guides for people with visual disabilities. Braille map holdings include a multi-volume general reference atlas of the United States and a few braille maps of the state of California. Some of these materials are uncataloged and may be viewed by visiting the Map Collection service desk.