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Maps, Atlases, and Cartographic Resources

How to find and use maps resources at the James E. Brooks Library



What is an Atlas?  Most people think of them as a collection of maps, but they can be so much more.  Did you know there are topical atlases such as of the human anatomy, coffee, and of the universe?  We have oversized atlases as well as small ones which all may be checked out. They are primarily in LC call number, although some are still in SuDocs number. Most may be found through OneSearch.

Online Atlases

Atlas of the Universe - created in 2006 to provide basic information about the universe.

United Nations, Atlas of the Oceans - portal for information about the sustainable development of the oceans.

Washington Department of Ecology, Coastal Atlas.

USGS, Interactive Energy Atlas for Colorado and New Mexico

Texas A&M University Libraries, Geologic Atlas of the United States 1894-1945.

Oxford University Press & Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, The World Atlas of Language Structures Online.

University of Richmond and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States. A digital, reimagined version of the classic 1932 atlas by Charles O. Paullin and John K. Wright.



Print Atlases