LDA 002 – Place, Culture & Community

by Sheena M Campbell – February 8, 2022

Sheena Campbell

Student Services Department
Student Services Librarian



In this Guide:


UC Library Search: UCD Library Local Catalog Search
Replacing UCD Library Catalog on July 27, 2021, the new UC Library Search enables you to search through all of the University of California libraries’ collections. By selecting the ‘Local Catalog’ setting your search will be limited to items available through the UC Davis libraries. If you Sign in (on top right corner) using your UCD login and Kerberos passphrase, you are prompted with your loan period, can renew books online, and request items that have been checked out to another borrower, or are in storage.


  • Understanding Call Numbers

    Author: Library Instruction Services, Shields Library

    Library of Congress Classification is used for all of the UCD libraries except the health sciences libraries (which use NLM — National Library of Medicine — classification). Learn about how books are arranged in the UCD libraries with this guide.

    Date: 2004


Atlas of Historical California County Maps
California Historical Society Map Collection
Historical Maps of California - University of Alabama
California Census Maps
Yolo County Zoning Maps
City of Davis - Zoning Maps

How to access the Map Room

To sign up for an appointment to visit the Map Room on the Lower Level of the Shields Library:

Students can use the link posted below to sign up for one of 5 appointment slots available:
  • Tuesday, February 8: 10am-11am; 11am-12pm
  • Wednesday, February 9: 10am-11am; 11am-12pm
  • Tuesday, February 15: 10am-11am; 11am-12pm
  • Wednesday, February 16: 1pm-2pm; 2pm-3pm
  • Friday, February 18: 1pm-2pm; 2pm-3pm; 3pm-4pm
  • Tuesday, February 22: 10am-11am; 11am-12pm
Use the Doodle scheduler; select your desired date & time and enter your full name:


You will need to come to your Map Room appointment with the #Call Number for your Map [ex. MAP G4364.C32 1985 .S8]


How to access a map in the collection

To request access to one of the maps in the Library’s collection, students should:

  • Identify the map(s) you would like to access in the Library catalog.
  • Locate the call number(s) in the map’s item record. You will need both the title and call number when you arrive for your appointment.

Step 1: Enter your search terms (ex. city of Davis); set your ‘Material Type’ to ‘Map‘; set a date range if desired

Step 2: From your search results list select the Map you would like to access from the Map Room and take down the #Call Number for that Map (ex. MAP G464. D3 P22 2000 .U6)


See our Access and Policies pages for further information about using the collections including instruction on proper care and handling of materials.