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    WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. It includes the titles held by more than 10,000 libraries. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web.
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    Search the holdings of all Butte County branches, including Chico, Paradise, Oroville. Biggs, Durham, Gridley, and the Bookmobile.
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  • Background Notes (U.S. State Department
    These publications include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. The Background Notes are updated/revised by the Office of Electronic Information and Publications of the Bureau of Public Affairs as they are received from the Department's regional bureaus.
  • ShowUSA
    ShowUSA is a "shape-shifting" map in which states on the map change their size. Instead of land mass, the size of each state will represent the data for that subject--both its share of the total and absolute value.
  • ShowUSA
    ShowUSA is a "shape-shifting" map in which states on the map change their size. Instead of land mass, the size of each state will represent the data for that subject--both its share of the total and absolute value.
  • The California Water Atlas
    A detailed, lavishly illustrated description of water and water issues in California. When published in 1979, Charles Wollenberg in the California Historical Quarterly called it "a very big and beautiful book...well-written, spectacularly illustrated, and filled with useful information for expert and layman indispensable sourcebook for decades to come." The Quarterly Review of Biology said it was "a major reference work of interest to applied ecologists concerned with water supply and
  • The David Rumsey Map Collection
    The David Rumsey Map Collection was started over 25 years ago and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century maps of North and South America, although it also has maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children's, and manuscript maps. Items range in date
  • San Francisco Urban Map
    The Urban Forest Map is a collaboration of government, nonprofits, businesses and you to map every tree in San Francisco. Along the way we'll calculate the environmental benefits the trees are providing -- how many gallons of stormwater they are helping to filter, how many pounds of air pollutants they are capturing, how many kilowatt-hours of energy they are conserving, and how many tons of carbon dioxide they are removing from the atmosphere.
  • U.S. Government Photos and Images
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  • The National Atlas
    Maps of America are what you'll find and make on™. Maps of innovation and vision that illustrate our changing Nation. Maps that capture and depict the patterns, conditions, and trends of American life. Maps that supplement interesting articles. Maps that tell their own stories. Maps that cover all of the United States or just your area of interest. Maps that are accurate and reliable from more than 20 Federal organizations. Maps about America's people, heritage, and resources
  • National Atlas
    This research guide lists maps and atlases found in print in the HSU Library and on the Internet that graphically depict California using maps.

    Entries include both static maps and map servers that dynamically produce custom maps based on parameters you specify.
  • Topographic Map Symbols
  • Gulf Oil Information Center
    A guide to information and data concerning the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
    United States and world maps
  • StatsAmerica
    Detailed data by state and county
  • State Data Center Network
    The SDC lead agencies organize a statewide network of coordinating and affiliate agencies. This network works in partnership with the Census Bureau through the Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office (CLMSO) and the Census Bureau's 12 Regional Offices for data dissemination at the very local level.

  • National Atlas Printable Maps
    Maps formatted to be viewed, printed, or downloaded.
    Climate Maps
    Congressional Districts for the 112th Congress
    Federal Lands and Indian Reservations
    Presidential Elections 1789 to 2008
    Reference and Outline Maps of the United States
    Satellite View Maps
    Territorial Acquisitions of the United States
    Time Zones

  • RAND Corporation
    RAND State Statistics Social Science data from the nation's leading think tank More than 190 databases covering all 50 states 162 additional detailed databases on CA, TX, NY Data at national, state, local levels More than 700 institutional subscribers since 1998. - See more at:

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