Atlases | Call Number - Atlases | Library
Catalog Search Tip
The Map Section has over 1,200 atlases, including historical atlases of various
regions. The atlases are shelved, either vertically or horizontally (**
preceding the call number means "oversize" atlas, thus shelved
horizontally) at the north end of the Map Section area and are available for use
during the general Library's opening hours. Atlases in storage may be requested
at the Documents and Map Information Desk, 3rd floor center, and will be
available for use on the following day (weekdays only). Our atlas collection
includes a variety of world and historical atlases, airphoto atlases, and atlas
of various topics, such as languages and diseases, to just name a few.
The most recent and popular atlases are available at the reference
desk on the 2nd floor, such as "The Times Atlas of the World,"
"Chicagoland Atlas." Popular gazetteers, "Columbia
Gazetteer of the World" and "Columbia Gazetteer of North America"
are also available at the reference desk. (A comprehensive collection of
historical gazetteers is available at the Map Section.)
"G" call number - Atlases - General
The atlas "G" call numbers range
between G1000 and G3122. This "G" classification system for atlases is
structured using geographical hierarchy.
G1000-1000: Atlases of the Moon, Planets, etc.
G1001-1046: World Atlases
G1050-1052: Northern and Southern Hemispheres
G1053 : The Tropics
G1054-1055: Polar Regions
G1059-1061: Maritime Atlases (General)
G1100-1779: Western Hemishphere, America
G1105-1694: North America
G3700-4384: United States
[US state order: East<South<Midwest<West]
G1535-1537: Caribbean Area
G1540-1542: Latin America (General)
G1550-1594: Central America
G1600-1694: West Indies
G1700-1799: South America
G1780-2799: Eastern Hemishphere
G2800-3064: Oceans (General)
G3122: Atlases of Imaginary, Literary, and Mythological Places
Finding Atlases using Catalogs:
All our atlas holdings are reflected in the library's online
catalog, UICAT. Finding tip - to look up atlases only, include a search keyword
"atlas" and then set a search limit (click "More Limits"),
"Atlases/Maps" in the "Additional Format Specification" box.