Tips for Locating Digital Images Online
Searching the LC bibliographic database
The Library's online catalog
of holdings includes maps; however, only those maps received since
1969 are described in the online catalog. This catalog includes
only bibliographic information not actual images. If a map has been
scanned and is in our Online Map Collection there will be a link
in the record to the image. If you are only looking for maps, please
"Limit" your search to the "Location" of "Geography and Map Collections".
Also bear in mind that a "Guided Search" works best for map material.
Searching for online map images on LC's web site
Our online Map Collection
contains only non-copyrighted maps and are, therefore, primarily
maps dated prior to 1923. To search for online images on the Geography
and Map Division Online Map Collections you can either do a search
on the Online Map Collection home page or do a search on the home
page for one of the themes to limit your search to just that theme.
Be sure to try a keyword search if you are having trouble locating
Searching the Internet for digital map images
Google Search. This search
engine can be effectively searched for maps by using quotation marks
around phrases and by adding + maps to your search. For example,
United States counties, Illinois + maps, North Dakota + maps.