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Cartographic Resources, Maps, and Spatial Data


Finding Books

Use the DELCAT library catalog to find books, journals and media held by the University of Delaware Library as well as material held by other libraries worldwide. You can then manipulate your results by using facets such as format, subject, author, or date.

Advanced Searching

In the Advanced Search interface, you have more options in combining your search terms and in limiting your search to specific fields (Title, Author, Subject, etc.). Searching by subject can be very helpful to focus the results. Look at the subject headings listed in your results to find applicable terms. Below are a few examples of subject headings in the animal and food sciences:

* atlases
* cartography
* geological mapping
* maps
* map projection
* women cartographers

By following the alpha-numeric system of the Library of Congress Classification scheme, books and journals on similar subjects are kept together on the shelves. Materials for this subject are located in class G (Geography), mainly on the second floor of the Morris Library. Oversized books can be found in the Folio section on the lower level. Many maps ...

The following list can guide you to different topics for browsing.

* Atlases - G1000 to G3122
* Maps - G3180 to G9980
* Cartography - GA101 to GA1776
   * GA110-GA115 - Projection
   * GA125-GA155 - Map drawing, modeling, printing, reading, etc.
   * GA197.5-GA198 - Cartographers

For information about how to locate a book in the library stacks, please watch Using Call Numbers to Find a Book (video tutorial 2:50 min).

Journals and Databases

While articles on maps and spatially-related subjects may be found in many journals, the Library provides access to a group of electronic journals on this subject through the link below.