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Asian American Studies Research Guide: Atlases & Maps


These resources present information in graphic formats.

Maps in the MSU Libraries

Most individual maps and atlases are located in the Map Library on the 3rd floor of the west wing in the Main Library.

There are a number of methods for identifying what is available in our catalog:

  1. Choose Advanced Search.
  2. Enter an appropriate search term(s) such as Great Lakes or Michigan
  3. Select Material Type - Print Map
  4. Click Submit
  1. Choose Advanced Search.
  2. Enter an appropriate search term(s) such as Great Lakes
  3. Select Location - Map Library
  4. Click Submit 
  1. Choose Advanced Search.
  2. Enter an appropriate search term(s) such as Great Lakes
  3. Select note - map
  4. Click Submit

Need more information about what is available? Ask the Map Librarian

Atlases & Maps

Atlas of Asian-American history / Monique AvakianNew York : Checkmark Books, c2002.  214pp.  Map Library (3 West) Short Case E184.O6 A89 2002 : The Asian heritage: a short history of a continent -- Gam Saan: the Chinese in 19th-century America -- Closing the door: Asian immigration from Chinese exclusion -- A question of citizenship: Asian-American history from 1910 to 1946 -- From Red Scare to Yellow Power: Asian-American history from 1946 to 1972 -- A new wave of Americans -- Asian America today.

Atlas of American diversity / Larry Hajime Shinagawa, Michael Jang.  Walnut Creek, Calif. : AltaMira Press, c1998.  166pp.  MSU Reference (1 East) and Map Library (3 West) Short Atlas Case E184.A1 S575 1998 : Covers African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Hispanic Americans,  Native Americans, and Non-Hispanic Whites/European Americans.  Provides bibliographic references to other resources.

We the people : an atlas of America's ethnic diversity / James Paul Allen, Eugene James TurnerNew York : Macmillan, c1988.  1 atlas (xii, 315 p.)  Map Library (3 West) Supersize Atlas Case G1201.E1 A4 1988 : Information on race, ethnicity, and populations in the 1980s.  Includes bibliography

For more possibilities, search the MSU Library online catalog, MelCat, or WorldCat with the following subjects:

Asian Americans--maps

Asian Americans--history--maps

You can request non-MSU Library materials through interlibrary loan. NOTE: Not all materials listed in MelCat or WorldCat can be borrowed through interlibrary loan, but many can.

Subject Guide

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Erik Ponder
African Studies Librarian
MSU Libraries
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East Lansing, MI 48824

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