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Library Research Guides

Cartography

Information on maps and mapping agencies.

How to Cite a Map

After using a map to research, it is important to cite the information you learned from the map. Yet maps aren't as simple to cite as a book or a website, the follow resources provide different ways to cite maps and atlases.

How Use a Map

Maps produced by government agencies have different copyright policies than maps produced by private companies. The following links explain the different ways you can use government-produced maps without violating copyright laws.

United Nations Policy on map use

National Atlas Policies on map use

Sometimes the use of maps can get a bit tricky and you may need to talk to an expert about copyright issues in regards to private or government maps, please direct your questions to the Copyright Office at U of M located in room 4190 of the Shapiro Library.