Many maps can be found in the UCLA Library Catalog. When seeking information that can be supplied from a map, you will need to identify four different aspects:
Geographic coverage: What area is to be covered by the map?
Scale: How much detail do you want to appear on the map? The greater the detail the larger the scale, e.g. building footprints of Los Angeles will be found on a large scale map. Small scale maps depict a larger area of the earth's surface but in much less detail, e.g. a road map of the Pacific Northwest.
Date of coverage: What time period do you want the map to portray?
Subject: Do you want a general map or one which depicts a specific subject or theme?
In some cases, the map resource you seek might be contained within a book or other work. The steps below will help search the Library Catalog for single maps, map series, atlases, and works that contain maps.