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Citing biomedical documents - National Library of Medicine (NLM) style

Citing maps
National Library of Medicine (NLM) style

Patrias K. Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers [Internet]. 2nd ed. Wendling DL, technical editor. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007 [updated 2009 Oct 21; cited 2010 Apr 30]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/citingmedicine

Components/elements listed in the order they should appear in a reference: (R) = required, (O) = optional

Author (cartographer) (R) | Author Affiliation (O) | Title (R) | Map Type (R) | Type of Medium (R) | Edition (R) | Editor and other Secondary Authors (O) | Place of Publication (R) | Publisher (R) | Date of Publication (R) | Pagination (O) | Physical Description (O) | Series (O) | Language (R) | Notes (O)

  • Standard citation to a map
    • Buchholz D, cartographer. Street map, San Diego, southern area [map]. Oceanside (CA): Global Graphics; 2000. 1 sheet: 1:45,000; 89 x 68.5 cm.; color.
  • Map with designation of family rank for the author (cartographer)
    • Giese GL, Mason RR Jr, cartographers. Low-flow characteristics of streams in North Carolina [map]. Raleigh (NC): Geological Survey (US); 1991. 2 sheets: 1:2,125,000; 73 x 106 cm.; color.
  • Map with an organization as author (cartographer)
    • Aces Products, cartographer. Navajo Nation, U.S.A., P.H.S., Indian Health Service [Southwestern United States] [map]. Window Rock (AZ): Indian Health Service (US), Navajo Area; [date unknown]. 1 sheet: 1:1,600,000; 26 x 31 cm.; color.
  • Map with no author (cartographer) provided
    • Sample PSUs for the health interview survey (HIS), 1980 redesign [United States] [map]. Washington: Bureau of the Census (US), Geography Division; 1986. 1 sheet: 1:5,000,000; 66 x 97 cm.; color.
  • Map showing author (cartographer) affiliation
    • Davies DH (Department of Geography, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe), Wheeler RG, cartographers. Zimbabwe population distribution, August 1982 [map]. Causeway (Zimbabwe): Zimbabwe Surveyor-General; 1985. 1 sheet: 1:1,000,000; 78 x 88 cm.; color.
  • Map with subtitle
    • American Nuclear Society, cartographer. Commercial nuclear power stations around the world: operable, under construction or ordered, September 1991 [map]. La Grange Park (IL): Nuclear News; 1991. 7 maps on 1 sheet: 59 x 136 cm.; black & white.
  • Map with a title not in English
    • Plano de los transportes publicos del area de salud 1 sur-este de Madrid [map]. Madrid: Comunidad de Madrid, Consejeria de Sanidad, Direccion General Planificacion Sanitaria; 2000. 2 maps on 1 sheet: 38 x 65 cm.; color. Spanish.
  • Map with a title not in English with optional translation
    • Plano de los transportes publicos del area de salud 1 sur-este de Madrid [Public transportation plan of the first southeastern health area of Madrid] [map]. Madrid: Comunidad de Madrid, Consejeria de Sanidad, Direccion General Planificacion Sanitaria; 2000. 2 maps on 1 sheet: 38 x 65 cm.; color. Spanish.
  • Map in two equal languages
    • Schwerdt Graphic Arts Ltd., cartographer. Carte de Montreal: communaute urbaine de Montreal = Montreal city plan: urban community [map]. Whitby (ON): Peter Heiler Ltd.; 1990. 1 sheet: 1:25,000; 110 x 199 cm.; color. French, English.
  • Map in multiple languages
    • Brugger EM, cartographer. Asien [map]. Frankfurt (Germany): Kartographischer Verlag Reinhard Ryborsch; 1992. 1 sheet: 1 cm. = 80 km.; 97 x 135 cm.; color. German, English, French.
  • Map with location added after title
    • District population per health facility [Kabul] [map]. Kabul (Afganistan): United Nations, Afghanistan Information Management Service; 2004. 1 sheet: 61 x 84 cm.; color.
  • Map with constructed title
    • [World] [demographic map]. Washington: Bureau of the Census (US), Center for International Research; 1994. 8 maps on 4 sheets: 1:90,000,000; 20 x 39 cm.; color.
  • Map with specific type indicated
    • Meuschke JL, Moxham RM, cartographers. Airborne radioactivity survey of the Tabernacle Buttes area, Sublette and Fremont Counties, Wyoming [remote-sensing map]. Washington: Geological Survey (US); 1953. 1 sheet: 1:63,360; 36 x 53 cm.
    • Maiden quadrangle, North Carolina, 1993 [topographic map]. Reston (VA): Geological Survey (US); 1996. 1 sheet: 1:24,000; Lambert conformal conic proj.; 68 x 56 cm.; color.
    • One or more races including Asian [United States] [demographic map]. Washington: Census Bureau (US), Population Division; 2001. 1 sheet: 1:20,000,000; 14 x 24 cm.; color.
    • 2000 population distribution in the United States [dot distribution map]. Washington: Census Bureau (US), Geography Division; 2001. 1 sheet: 55 x 66 cm.; black & white.
  • Map with an edition
    • Richmond Virginia: includes downtown enlargement, indexed streets, place names, shopping centers, schools, airports, hospitals, places of worship, parks & recreation, and much more [map]. 2nd ed. Alexandria (VA): ADC of Alexandria; c1994. 1 sheet: 1:36,000; 66 x 97 cm.; color.
    • Veterans Health Services and Research Administration [United States] [map]. Rev. ed. Washington: Department of Veterans Affairs (US); 1991. 1 sheet: 28 x 43 cm.; color.
  • Map with editor(s)
    • Wood M, Keates JS, cartographers. Scotland, population distribution on the night of 23 April, 1961 [map]. Caird JB, Diamond DR, editors. Glasgow: William Collins & Sons Col.; 1965. 1 sheet: 1:500,000; 91 x 72 cm.; color.
  • Map with geographic qualifier added to place of publication
    • Hagstrom map of Ulster County, New York: fully street-indexed, U.S., state, interstate highways, Catskill Park, golf courses and country clubs, schools, hospitals, points of interest, zip codes, rr routes [map]. Maspeth (NY): Hagstrom Map Co.; c1997. 1 sheet: 1:42,000; 143 x 133 cm.; color.
  • Map with place of publication inferred
    • Percentage of persons not covered by health insurance compared with the national average, by state: 1992 [United States] [map]. [Washington]: Census Bureau (US): [1993?]. 1 sheet: 22 x 28 cm.; color.
  • Map with unknown place of publication
    • Dent BD, cartographer. Arkansas population distribution, with shaded relief features of the physical landscape [map]. [place unknown]: B.D. Dent; c1984. 1 sheet: 1:1,000,000; 50 x 57 cm.; color.
  • Map with subsidiary division of the publisher
    • District population per health facility [Kabul] [map]. Kabul (Afghanistan): United Nations, Afghanistan Information Management Service; 2004. 1 sheet: 61 x 84 cm.; color.
  • Map published by governmental or other national/international organization
    • U.S. Navy and Marine Corps guide to Native American groups [United States] [map]. Washington: Navy Department (US), Office of the Assistant Secretary; 1996. 2 sheets: 1:4,500,000; 92 x 62 cm.; color.
    • Thorson TD, cartographer. Ecoregions of Oregon [map]. Reston (VA): Geological Survey (US), National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Western Ecology Division; 2004. 1 sheet: 33 x 44 cm.; color.
  • Map with joint or co-publisher
    • 1985 national shellfish register of classified estuarine waters: regional maps of shellfish growing waters [United States] [map]. Washington: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (US); 1985. 4 sheets: 1:2,500,000; 76 x 76 cm.; color. Co-published by the US Food and Drug Administration.
  • Map with unknown publisher
    • Mathewson KM, cartographer. Recent unexplained mass mortality of marine fauna: a look at ocean nuclear waste dumps as possible sources of stress [Northeast Atlantic Ocean] [map]. New York: [publisher unknown]; 2004. 1 sheet: 117 x 105 cm.; color.
  • Map with month included in date of publication
    • Adolescent fertility rates, ages 15 to 19, 1994 [World] [map]. Washington: Bureau of the Census (US), Center for International Research; 1994 Feb. 1 sheet: 1:90,000,000; 20 x 39 cm.; color.
  • Map with date of copyright instead of publication
    • Cincinnati and vicinity [map]. Lake Monroe (FL): Universal Map; c2002. 1 sheet: 2 1/4 in. = 1 mi.; 123 x 183 cm.; color.
  • Map with date of publication estimated
    • Percentage of persons not covered by health insurance compared with the national average, by state: 1992 [United States] [map]. [Washington]: Census Bureau (US): [1993?]. 1 sheet: 22 x 28 cm.; color.
  • Map with unknown date of publication
    • Aces Products, cartographer. Navajo Nation, U.S.A., P.H.S., Indian Health Service [Southwestern United States] [map]. Window Rock (AZ): Indian Health Service (US), Navajo Area; [date unknown]. 1 sheet: 1:1,600,000; 26 x 31 cm.; color.
  • Map pagination and physical description
    • Mathes MV, Waldron MC, cartographers. Distribution of fluoride in ground water of West Virginia [map]. Charleston (WV): Geological Survey (US); 1993. 1 sheet: 1:2,125,000; 32 x 36 cm.; black & white.
    • Veterans Health Services and Research Administration [United States] [map]. Rev. ed. Washington: Department of Veterans Affairs (US); 1991. 1 sheet: 28 x 43 cm.; color.
    • U.S. Navy and Marine Corps guide to Native American groups [United States] [map]. Washington: Navy Department (US), Office of the Assistant Secretary; 1996. 2 sheets: 1:4,500,000; 92 x 62 cm.; color.
    • Meyers KR, Lee B, Lee MF, cartographers. Respiratory cancer death rates, 1950-1979 [Louisiana] [map]. Baton Rouge (LA): Louisiana State University, Department of Geography and Anthropology; 1984. 2 maps on 1 sheet: 1:2,500,000; 17 x 20 cm.; black & white.
  • Map physical description showing projection
    • Maiden quadrangle, North Carolina, 1993 [topographic map]. Reston (VA): Geological Survey (US); 1996. 1 sheet: 1:24,000; Lambert conformal conic proj.; 68 x 56 cm.; color.
  • Map in a microform
    • Hutson SS, cartographer. Ground-water use by public supply systems in Tennessee in 1988 [map on microfiche]. Nashville (TN): Geological Survey (US); 1991. 1 sheet: 1:1,490,000; 18 x 59 cm.; color. 1 microfiche: color, positive, 4 x 6 in.
  • Map in a series
    • Loiselle MC, Horn MA, Medalie L, cartographers. Estimated withdrawals and use of freshwater in Maine, 1990 [map]. Reston (VA): Geological Survey (US); 1995. 10 maps on 1 sheet: 23 x 17 cm. and 10 x 7 cm.; color. (Water-resources investigations report; 93-4098).
  • Map with note
    • Cincinnati and vicinity [map]. Lake Monroe (FL): Universal Map; c2002. 1 sheet: 2 1/4 in. = 1 mi.; 123 x 183 cm.; color. Accompanied by: 1 booklet.
    • The world's most populous cities [map]. Asheville (NC): Poster Education; c1997. 1 sheet: 40 x 91 cm.; color. Accompanied by: World's most populous cities, lesson plan, 16 p.
    • Veterans Health Services and Research Administration [United States] [map]. Rev. ed. Washington: Department of Veterans Affairs (US); 1991. 1 sheet: 28 x 43 cm.; color. Shows VA regional offices, medical centers, and outpatient clinics.
    • AIDS and HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean [map]. Washington: Central Intelligence Agency (US); 1993. 2 maps on 1 sheet: 40 x 75 cm.; color. Information taken from reports to World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization, USAID, and from official estimates in various countries.
    • Mathes MV, Waldron MC, cartographers. Distribution of fluoride in ground water of West Virginia [map]. Charleston (WV): Geological Survey (US); 1993. 1 sheet: 1:2,125,000; 32 x 36 cm.; black & white. Prepared in cooperation with the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey.
    • Thorson TD, cartographer. Ecoregions of Oregon [map]. Reston (VA): Geological Survey (US), National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Western Ecology Division; 2004. 1 sheet: 33 x 44 cm.; color. Available from: US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC; I 19.79:EC 7/OR/2004.
    • Brugger EM, cartographer. Asien [map]. Frankfurt (Germany): Kartographischer Verlag Reinhard Ryborsch; 1992. 1 sheet: 1 cm. = 80 km.; 97 x 135 cm.; color. German, English, French. Located at: Ohio State University Library, Columbus, Ohio; G7400 1992 .K3.