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Geography 50AC - California: Maps, Data, & Statistics

Other Library Guides

The library has guides for help finding and using maps, GIS data, and statistics. Take a look at these guides for more information.

Note: Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are a particularly good source for neighborhood-level historic information. 

Web Maps, Data, & Statistics

Getting Started with Finding Maps

Use the Advanced Search to locate maps through  UC Library Search, the library catalog.

  • Enter a place name, topic, or other keyword 
  • Limit Material Type to Maps

UC Library Search advanced search keyword and limit to material type maps

Tips & Tricks for Finding Maps

Some helpful hints and tips for locating maps through UC Library Search:

  • Include place names to find maps for a particular location: start specific (e.g., city) then broaden your region (e.g., county, state, country)
  • Browse our list of common subject keywords for maps and add additional search filters for Subject
  • Use the sorted by date feature to browse your search results by date (only available once the search has been run)

Note the call number and location to locate the map in our collection.

UC Library Search call number & library location

Selected Atlases of California