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Finding Map Resources

How to find maps, atlases and other spatial resources in the catalog and Mirlyn Classic.

How to Format Place Names for Searches

For the US, Canada, Australia & the former Soviet Union: For other nations:

Include the state or province divisions

Example: Chicago (Ill.)--Maps

Qualify by country name

Example: London (England)--Maps


Common State & Province Abbrevations:

Alabama Ala. New York N.Y.
Alberta Alta. New Zealand N.Z.
Arizona Ariz. Newfoundland Nfld.
Arkansas Ark. North Carolina N.C.
Australian Capital Territory A.C.T. North Dakota N.D.
British Columbia B.C. Northern Territory N.T.
California Calif. Northwest Territories N.W.T.
Colorado Colo. Nova Scotia N.S.
Delaware Del. Oklahoma Okla.
District of Columbia D.C. Ontario Ont.
Distrito Federal D.F. Oregon Or.
Florida Fla. Pennsylvania Pa.
Georgia Ga. Prince Edward Island P.E.I.
Illinois Ill. Puerto Rico P.R.
Indiana Ind. Queensland Qld.
Kansas Kan. Rhode Island R.I.
Kentucky Ky. Saskatchewan Sask.
Louisiana La. South Australia S. Aust.
Maine Me. South Carolina S.C.
Manitoba Man. South Dakota S.D.
Maryland Md. Tasmania Tas.
Massachusetts Mass. Tennessee Tenn.
Michigan Mich. Texas Tex.
Minnesota Minn. United Kingdom U.K.
Mississippi Miss. United States U.S.
Missouri Mo. Vermont Vt.
Montana Mont. Victoria Vic.
Nebraska Neb. Virgin Islands V.I.
Nevada Nev. Virginia Va.
New Brunswick N.B. Washington Wash.
New Hampshire N.H. West Virginia W. Va.
New Jersey N.J. Western Australia W.A.
New Mexico N.M. Wisconsin Wis.
New South Wales N.S.W. Wyoming Wyo.
    Yukon Territory Yukon