Research and Reference

Services and information to help researchers of all kinds

Research at the Map Center

The Leventhal Map & Education Center offers research services free to the public. We welcome all researchers, whether you are a scholar working on a book manuscript, a Boston resident looking to discover more about the history of your home or neighborhood, or a data analyst looking to find geospatial information about demographic patterns.

What kind of research questions can the Map Center answer?

Maps and geographic material can be useful for answering countless different types of research questions. To take just a handful of examples, you may find our collections useful if you want to know:

Types of research assistance

Ask a librarian

If you’re unsure where to start, or have a general question about maps, historical geography, or geospatial data, please use the following form to contact a librarian.