This guide gives an overview of maps, and provides information on the different ways one can find maps in the library.
Understanding Maps - provides a glossary of terms and various resources on how to better understand how to read maps.
Dallas & Texas Maps - provides links to different resources showcasing maps of Texas and Dallas.
Online Resources - provides links to various resources highlighting digitized maps.
Journals - provides links to journals specializing in maps.
Maps accompanying books generally remain with the books. Descriptive material accompanying individual and series maps generally remain with the map in the Map Library.
You may find some maps, charts and atlases in the online catalog, but please also request assistance through Ask Us for maps which you do not find cataloged online or for help constructing search strategies.
Use keywords in the Advanced Library Search such as:
Filter by Material Type = Maps
Use the Glossary of Cartographic Terms below for defining map terminology and refining your searches.
The Foscue Map Library is available by appointment only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
This is a guide to starting points and strategies for understanding and doing research with maps. Cataloging maps in the Foscue Map Library at SMU remains an ongoing process and many maps do not appear in the online catalog. Please email requests so that we can use additional Map Library resources to satisfy your needs.