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Citing and Referencing Maps and Atlases

Cartographic Citations: A Style GuideThis printed guide by Christine Kollen, Wangyal Shawa, Mary Larsgaard is not available online but can be consulted in the Map Room [CUL classmark S696.c.201.9] or purchased.

ACLMA Guide. A comprehensive online guide from the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives, and a guide upon which many other online citation guides are based. Compiled on behalf of the Bibliographic Control Committee of Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA).

Other online citation guides - they may have useful examples:

Opening Times

** The Map Room will be closed on the afternoon of Friday 30 September. Please contact us in advance if you wish to use Map Department material that afternoon since we may be able to transfer it to another reading room **

Map Room Opening Times

Monday to Thursday 9.00-12.45 and 14.00-17.10 
Friday 9.00-12.45 and 14.00-16.50 

i.e., we will be closed lunch time, in the evenings and on Saturdays. However, given sufficient notice, we may be able to transfer Map Departmet items to the Rare Books Reading Room for consultation during these closed periods. 

Note that there are very reduced catering facilities in the Library.

Where to Find Us

Library Floorplan

The Map Room - the Map Department's Reading Room - is on the first floor of the Library at the far end of the North Gallery. At the top of the stairs from the Library's Entrance Hall, turn right and the Map Room is at the end of the corridor. 

Contact us

Map Department 
Cambridge University Library 
West Road 
CB3 9DR 


+44 (0) 1223 333041
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