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FYSP 082: Transportation Justice: Maps

In the library session

Explore the mapping sources described on this page with a partner. Find a source that you find interesting, and describe it for the class. 

Finding Maps in Books

Useful subject headings for searching in OBIS

Map Databases

Visual Data Journalism

Visual data journalism uses maps, graphics, and other visual representations of data to communicate stories developed using traditional reporting methods. The newspapers linked below have national reputations for generating well crafted visual data stories. 

New York Times Pass

Institutional access to the is provided to all current Oberlin College students, faculty, and staff.  

If you are new to campus or have not previously registered for Oberlin's institutional NYTimes access

  • While on campus and connected to the Oberlin’s network, visit
  • Create an account (claim a Pass) using your email address.
  • You have successfully claimed a Pass when you see the Start Your Access screen.

Once registered you’ll be able to access by logging into your account from any computer/tablet/device you use.

Students: when registering you will be asked for your date of graduation from Oberlin; your status will stay active through that date, with no need to reactivate/re-authenticate.

Faculty/staff: you will have to re-authenticate annually, 364 days from when you last registered/authenticated for your Pass. You may not reactivate your Pass until your previous access has expired.

To reactivate your Pass:

  • While on-site and connected to the Oberlin’s network, visit
  • Make sure you are logged into the account with which you activated your last Pass.
  • You will be granted a new Pass and see the Start Your Access screen.
  • The new Pass will be good for 364 days.

Please contact the research help desk with any questions -

Local and Regional

Digital Mapping Tools

Sample Digital Mapping Projects

Creating a map to illustrate a particular historical point is a common digital humanities project. Below are some samples the librarian found interesting. Many, many more projects in this vein exist, try googing digital humanities map with your topic to see what's available.