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Print Maps

Sheet Map

Elements to Include
Author. Title [format]. Edition. Scale. No. Place of publication: Publisher, Date.


Metsker Maps. (1979). Metsker's map of Island county, Washington [map]. (ca. 1:70,000.) Tacoma, 
       WA: Metsker Maps.

Note: The abbreviation ca. stands for "approximately" and is used when a date, or in this instance a scale, is not known exactly.

Sheet Map/Series

Elements to Include
Author. Title [format]. Edition. Scale. Series, Number.  Place of publication: Publisher, Date.


Easterbrook, D. J. (1976). Geologic map of western Whatcom County, Washington [map]. 1:62,500. 
       Miscellaneous investigations series, map 1-854-B. Reston, VA: U.S. Geological Survey.


Map from an Atlas/Book

Elements to Include
Map author. Map title [format] . Scale. In: Atlas author. Atlas Title. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher, Date, page.


Magocsi, P. R. (2003). Population movements, 1944-1948 [map]. 1:8 890 000. In P. R. Magocsi, 
       Historical atlas of central Europe. (Rev. & ex. ed.) Seattle: University of Washington 
       Press. (p. 53).


Map from a Periodical

Elements to include
Map Author if known. Map Title [format]. Scale if known. In: Article Author. "Article Title," Journal 
 volume (year): page.


Clout H. (2006). Figure 2: France: Types of countryside [map].Scale not given. In H. Clout. Rural 
        France in the new millennium: Change and challenge.  Geography, 91, 207.


Online Maps

Single Online Map 

Elements to Include

Author. "Map title" [format]. Scale. "Title of the complete document or site". Information date. URL, including the path and any directories necessary to access the document. (The date viewed) 

Example (Manual p. 210, no. 53)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [cartographer]. (2009). Cahaba River Natural Refuge [map]. 1:24,000.
       Retrieved from


Map in an Online Periodical

Elements to Include

Map author. "Map title" [format]. In: Article author. "Article title", Journal title, Volume (Date): 

Example (With DOI No.)

Thom, B. Hul'qumi'num traditional territory statement of intent [map]. (2009). Scale not given. In
       Thom, B., The paradcox of boundaries in coast Salish territories. Cultural Geographies, 16:193. 


Citing a Google Map

Elements to Include
“Title.” Map. Google Maps. Google, date. Web. Date accessed. 


Nooksack, WA. (22 Apr. 2010). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved from

Citing an Online Aerial Photograph

Elements to Include

Author. Title/frame no. [format]. Scale. Line/roll number. Flight Title. Place of publication: Publisher,
       Date (of image collection not of reproduction).


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