Resources related to finding information resources for maps and cartography


Welcome to the Maps guide! University Libraries provides support to Ohio State students and faculty interested in learning and using maps for research and instructional projects.  This guide has several map categories (see left menu) and below you can find tools that cover multiple map types. You will see both the print and electronic collections.

Major Search Tools for Maps

OSU Print Collections

The OSU Libraries has two major print collections for maps:


Maps can be found in multiple other locations. Use the OSU Library Catalog's Advanced Search and limit your search to Material Type Map in order to just get map items.  You can then see the location where the item is kept.

Online Guide to U.S. Map Collections


The Online Guide to U.S. Map Collections is a directory of map collections, big and small, across the United States.

This initiative is a project of the Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT) of the American Library Association. 


Explore Print Maps Atlases

Head of Geology Library & Map Room
Mathematical Sciences Librarian
Science Education Specialist

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Danny Dotson
180E Geology Library
Orton Hall

Maps Info Associate

Geology Library Supervisor

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Patti Dittoe
(She, her, hers)
180B Orton Hall,
155 S. Oval Mall
(614) 292-6549