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Advanced Map Searches


The following is a guide on how to search for different types of maps in the library catalog. Most of the historic maps (pre-1930), will be found in Special Collections,  copies of historic maps will also be found in the Map Collection.  Also see the Geography Subject Guide.  

How to use the UA library catalog to search for maps

When you do a keyword search in the library catalog, how do you make sure that your call number belongs to a map?

  1. Type in your keywords in the search box.
  2. Under Choose Limits, click on the down arrow next to FORMAT and choose "MAP", then click on "Search".

If you need assistance, please contact the staff at the Information Commons Help Desk (Main Library Floor 1) or the Science-Engineering Library Reference Desk.


General maps -- Physical Maps -- Topographic Maps --  Remote Sensing Images and Maps -- Hydrographic charts -- Aeronautical Charts --  Road Maps -- Aerial Photographs -- Historical Maps --  Flood Insurance Maps -- Geologic Maps -- Mineral & Mine Maps --  Vegetation/Plant Distribution Maps  -- Land Use Maps

 

General maps

In the library catalog under keyword search by: [Geographic area] - Maps
World Maps

Example: Arizona Maps

 

Physical maps

In the library catalog under keyword search by: [Geographic area] - Physical Maps
World Physical maps.

Example:  Arizona Physical Maps

 

Topographic maps

In the library catalog under keyword search by: [Geographic area] - Topographic Maps.  You can also Modify Search to Format: Maps

Example: New Mexico Topographic Maps

Remote sensing imaging and maps

In the library catalog under keyword search by:  [Geographic area] - Remote sensing images or Geographic area] - Remote sensing maps
Nautical charts

Example: Arizona remote sensing images

Arizona remote sensing maps
 

Hydrographic charts

In the library catalog under keyword search by: Nautical charts - [Geographic area]
Nautical charts

Example: Nautical charts Chile

 

Aeronautical charts

In the library catalog under keyword search by: Aeronautical charts - [Geographic area]
Aeronautical charts

Example: Aeronautical charts Arkansas

Road maps

In the library catalog under keyword search by: Roads - [Geographic area] - maps
Roads maps

Example: Roads Mexico maps

 

Aerial photographs

In the library catalog under keyword search by: [Geographic area] - Aerial photographs

Example: Tucson Ariz Aerial photographs
 

Historical maps and Pre-1900 maps

In the library catalog under keyword search by: [Geographic area] - Historical geography - Maps;
[Geographic area] - Maps

Example: Arizona Historical geography Maps

 

Flood Insurance rate maps

In the library catalog under keyword search by: Insurance, Flood - [Geographic area] - Maps

Example: Insurance, Flood Arizona Maps

 

Geologic maps

In the library catalog under keyword search by: Geology - [Geographic area] - Maps
Geology - Maps

Example: Geology Arizona Maps

 

Mines and mineral location maps

In the library catalog under keyword search by: Mines and mineral resources - [Geographic area] - Maps
[Mineral] - [Geographic area] - Maps

Example:  Mines and mineral resources Utah Maps
Example:   Gold Alaska Maps

 

Vegetation or Plant distribution maps

In the library catalog under keyword search by: Phytogeography - [Geographic area] - Maps;
Biotic communities; [Geographic area] - Maps ;
Botany - [Geographic area] - Maps

Example: Phytogeography Brazil Maps 

 

Land use maps

In the library catalog under keyword search by: Land use - [Geographic area] - Maps

Example: Land use Mexico Maps

Last modified: February 20, 2014