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Geological & Earth Sciences Research Guide: Finding Maps

Map Resources

Most geology maps are located in the MSU Map Library, located on the 2nd floor of the main library's east wing. Generalized small-scale maps are more likely to be located in the flat map cabinet drawers. Larger scale maps, such as those issued in series by USGS and the state geological surveys, are more likely to be folded in envelopes and located in the compact shelving outside the Map Library. Please ask for staff assistance in retrieving items from the compact shelving, as it is locked. The folded items can all be found through a title or keyword search in the Online Catalog. Maps in the map cabinets are less likely to be catalog, but are arranged geographically.

A few geology series are located in the government documents collection (on the 3rd floor of the west wing) and a few have been cataloged and interfiled with the circulating books on the Ground floor of the west wing. Please contact the Maps and Geosciences Librarian, Kathleen Weessies, for assistance in locating items.


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Kathleen Weessies
Geosciences Librarian; Social Sciences Coordinator; Head, Map Library
MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive W308
Subjects:Geography, Geology
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