Leeds University Library

It's a small world...

Published Wednesday 10 July 2013

Close-up of an open soil atlas

...but our maps and atlases resources are huge

You never know when you might need a map or atlas - and you certainly don't need to be a geographer to find them useful for your study, research or teaching.

The maps and atlases page of our website is a fantastic resource, offering an impeccable selection of links to the best map websites and collections in the world. The links have been thoughtfully organised by type, so you can easily narrow your search: in addition to world maps and country maps, you can search for historical, Ordnance Survey or geological maps. There is also a section devoted to geographical data sources.

The vast majority of external map services listed are freely accessible - your Leeds staff or student login gives you access to the rest. For some sites you will need to register, but this is a quick and easy process.

If you want to seek out a physical copy of a map or atlas, the maps and atlases page offers advice for searching the Library Catalogue for maps held by the University of Leeds.