When looking for cartographic works and publications on cartography it is necessary to search the electronic catalogues and nearly always also our electronic catalogues.
- Catalogues, overview: Short instructions regarding search strategies
- StaBiKat: main electronic catalogue of the Staatsbibliothek (incomplete regarding pre-1940 maps)
- IKAR-database of old maps: maps printed before 1850 held by the Staatsbibliothek and other German libraries
- Topo-List: List of topographic map series
- Bibliographia Cartographica: bibliographic database of literature on cartography published since 1989
- Views of Berlin: bibliographic database where readers can select views of Berlin (mainly of Friedrich Albert Schwartz)
- New acquisitions: systematic listing of recent acquisitions (maps and literature) by year and quarter
- E-Resources: databases, electronic journals, CD-ROMs and DVDs
In addition to the holdings of the map departement there is a:
- Link collection: Selection of important cartographic sites, e.g. virtual subject library, special subject collections, specialist institutions, etc.