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EPS 210: The Geology of North America through its National Parks: Field Guides and Maps

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Major Collections of Electronic Field Guides

Digital Data

How Do I Find Map Content in the Catalog?

If you experience any difficulties when searching for maps, please contact a librarian for assistance.

  1. Go to Quicksearch:
  2. Enter in a keyword. In the picture below, I chose Wind Cave.
  3. Under the refinements, select "Maps & GIS." It's a bit of a scroll in the formats selection area.
  4. You can narrow down further using the facets, but for this search, there are only a few maps.

Finding map resources

Is there a short list of the types of maps held in the Yale libraries?

The Yale University Library has many collections of maps. All maps need to be viewed by appointment.

The largest map collections on campus include:

  • Rare maps, atlases, and other map-like materials are included in the Beinecke's collections.
  • Maps held at the Library Shelving Facility (LSF) that can be delivered to libraries on campus for viewing. Depending on the access controls, the maps need to come to Marx Library or to Manuscripts & Archives for viewing.
  • Non-rare maps are held at Marx Library in the lower level's Map Room. We opened the map room during the academic year of 2017-2018; it is now available for appointment-based use! Questions can be directed to the Marx Library email address (

Other maps, atlases, and geospatial data are distributed around the Yale libraries. Several centers, including the Yale Center for Earth Observation, store remote sensing and geospatial data.

If you would like to identify geospatial data held within the Yale University Library, please contact a librarian for assistance.