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How do I find maps?

Resources for using maps in research

Finding maps online

Many map collections and organizations have maps available to search, view, and download. The resources on this page are a starting point for anyone wanting to find maps outside of UChicago.

Interlibrary Loan

Other institutions can send high-quality scans of maps through Interlibrary Loan. Search World Cat, a global catalog of library collections, to find maps not available at UChicago.

Map libraries and collections

Chicago, Illinois, & Great Lakes area maps

Historic maps

Geologic & environmental maps

Global & foreign country maps


Sam Brown
Interim Map Collection manager and GIS assistant
JRL 370
(773) 702-8761

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