Your subject-specific guide to using library resources.
Maps, both print and digital, can be a useful source of information across a range of different disciplines. Current town and land maps can provide many levels of detail across a range of infrastructure, while historical maps can demonstrate development across the centuries. Other thematic maps also offer Social and Physical Science disciplines the chance to map societal or environmental trends.
The Philip Robinson Library has a collection of Ordnance Survey and Geological Survey maps, with indexes to the maps kept on top of the map cabinets.
This guide outlines the detailed contents of the collection and gives hints on finding maps in the Philip Robinson Library. This handout also provides some help deciphering scale.
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