Finding Maps in GALILEO

Need some direction in finding maps for your students? GALILEO resources provide current and historical maps from around the world; state maps, including current and historical Georgia maps; and even some outline maps for student activities. Let’s get our bearings so that we can locate these valuable treasures in GALILEO.

Encyclopædia Britannica offers a World Atlas feature where you can choose a country or state and see a profile, the encyclopedia article, and points of interest. You can also search for a country or state and then click the Images and Media section to see maps.

The SIRS resources include current and historical maps as well as outline maps. All maps can be viewed online or printed from a PDF file. In SIRS Discoverer, click the Maps of the World feature under the Database Features section on the right to see these. In SIRS Issues Researcher, click on SIRS Researcher to access the database. Then, click on Maps in World Almanacs and Maps on the right.

For Georgia maps, the Digital Library of Georgia and GeorgiaInfo have plenty of historical and current maps. In Digital Library of Georgia, go to Browse by Media Type and choose Maps from the list to see collections with maps. Also, don’t miss the Fire Insurance Maps link to see the Sanborn maps, which provide an interesting historical look at the streets of Georgia towns over the years. GeorgiaInfo has an extensive map collection with political, physical, and highway maps in the Maps section of the site as well as some instructional handouts with maps.

Please Contact Us if you have questions or comments or if you need to report problems.

Courtney McGough
GALILEO Support Services
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

Image from Encyclopædia Britannica

Express Links for Databases Mentioned in this Post:

Encyclopædia Britannica School Edition:

Encyclopædia Britannica High School:

Compton’s by Britannica (for middle school):

Britannica Elementary:

SIRS Discoverer:

SIRS Issues Researcher:

Digital Library of Georgia:


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Posted on September 26, 2011, in GALILEO and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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