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Maps, Atlases and Gazetteers

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As a library member you can access a range of e-resources by logging in with your library card number and PIN.

  • Part of map of ItalyYou can see large colour maps in the reference books online collections
  • Credo Reference - the 'Geography' section gives you the 'Collins World Atlas Gazetteer', a full world atlas and gazetteer on your desktop. Take a look too at 'Philip's World Geo-Factbook' for colour maps of world regions
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Online - there is a 'World Atlas' with maps of countries (political and physical maps), continents (political, physical, land use, peoples, population, precipitation and vegetation maps), regions (Canada, US and Australia) and oceans and seas
  • See the Maps and gazetteers page of WebLinks for street maps, old maps, gazetteers (dictionaries of places) and many other maps sites
  • Street maps include, for example, Bing Maps, with street maps, aerial maps, 'hybrid' maps and route finder; Streetmap, with street and road atlas maps for mainland Britain (including the ability to search by telephone code); and Google Maps, with street maps, aerial maps and more
  • At Places in the Local and History section of the Virtual Library there is a small range of digitised local maps

In the Library

  • There ia range of atlases and maps held at your local library, including a UK road atlas, a world atlas, local street maps and local Ordnance Survey Landranger and Explorer maps
  • Also some libraries have large scale local Ordnance Survey maps, including 1:1,250 scale maps of the local town and OS first edition mapping of the county
  • There are also Ordnance Survey maps covering the whole country that can be borrowed
  • Search the Library Catalogue to discover what is at your local library

Page last updated: 29th August 2019