Released on 2006Categories History

Guide to U.S. Map Resources

Guide to U.S. Map Resources

Author: Christopher J.J. Thiry


ISBN: UOM:39015049948980

Category: History

Page: 524

View: 402

Guide to U.S. Map Resources, Third Edition offers a detailed snapshot of and guide to hundreds of map collections and cartographic resources in libraries and repositories throughout the nation. Substantial changes have occurred within library map collections in recent years and the computer has been at the core of most of these innovations. Such technologies as geographic information systems (GIS), the World Wide Web, e-mail, Portable Document Format (PDF), data sets, and digitalization have all played revolutionary roles in transforming libraries - and map collections in particular - over the past fifteen years. Today's librarians are no longer limited by the contents of their own map and atlas collections. In many cases, they can turn to the Internet and find a map or data set physically located in a library hundreds or thousands of miles away. Packed with map library information, such as library holdings, collections, contacts, hours, locations, circulations, and much more, Guide to U.S. Map Resources, Third Edition is the ultimate guide to the varied and still somewhat-hidden cartographic collections and their personnel.
Released on 2015-07-27Categories Science

Mapping It Out

Mapping It Out

Author: Mark Monmonier

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226217857

Category: Science

Page: 316

View: 373

Writers know only too well how long it can take—and how awkward it can be—to describe spatial relationships with words alone. And while a map might not always be worth a thousand words, a good one can help writers communicate an argument or explanation clearly, succinctly, and effectively. In his acclaimed How to Lie with Maps, Mark Monmonier showed how maps can distort facts. In Mapping it Out: Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences, he shows authors and scholars how they can use expository cartography—the visual, two-dimensional organization of information—to heighten the impact of their books and articles. This concise, practical book is an introduction to the fundamental principles of graphic logic and design, from the basics of scale to the complex mapping of movement or change. Monmonier helps writers and researchers decide when maps are most useful and what formats work best in a wide range of subject areas, from literary criticism to sociology. He demonstrates, for example, various techniques for representing changes and patterns; different typefaces and how they can either clarify or confuse information; and the effectiveness of less traditional map forms, such as visibility base maps, frame-rectangle symbols, and complementary scatterplot designs for conveying complex spatial relationships. There is also a wealth of practical information on map compilation, cartobibliographies, copyright and permissions, facsimile reproduction, and the evaluation of source materials. Appendixes discuss the benefits and limitations of electronic graphics and pen-and-ink drafting, and how to work with a cartographic illustrator. Clearly written, and filled with real-world examples, Mapping it Out demystifies mapmaking for anyone writing in the humanities and social sciences. "A useful guide to a subject most people probably take too much for granted. It shows how map makers translate abstract data into eye-catching cartograms, as they are called. It combats cartographic illiteracy. It fights cartophobia. It may even teach you to find your way."—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times
Released on 1991Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Information Seeking and Communicating Behavior of Scientists and Engineers

Information Seeking and Communicating Behavior of Scientists and Engineers

Author: Cynthia A. Steinke

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781560241355

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 808

This inspiring book addresses a topic that is far too often ignored or disregarded by sci-tech librarians: Exactly how do scientists and engineers really discover, select, and use the countless information and communications resources available to them when conducting research? The answer to this question should be a major influence on the way information specialists develop information systems in their libraries. Unfortunately, many librarians are not as familiar with the work, information needs, and communicating behavior of the research worker. Information Seeking and Communications Behavior of Scientists and Engineers looks at this question from several perspectives to give an overall view of how to best serve the needs of the scientific community. This book is an encouragement and a challenge to sci-tech librarians to make an ever greater effort to understand the work of their users, the differing information channels and sources they employ, and thus tailor the library's systems and services to best support their information-seeking behavior.
Released on 2020-10-28Categories Education

The American History Highway: A Guide to Internet Resources on U.S., Canadian, and Latin American History

The American History Highway: A Guide to Internet Resources on U.S., Canadian, and Latin American History

Author: Dennis A. Trinkle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000158540

Category: Education

Page: 440

View: 771

This brand new addition to the acclaimed "History Highway" series is essential for anyone conducting historical research on North, Central, or South America. Complete with a CD with live links to sites, it directs users to the best and broadest, most current information on U.S., Canadian, and Latin American history available on the Internet. "The American History Highway": provides detailed, easy-to-use information on more than 1,700 websites; covers all periods of U.S., Canadian, and Latin American History; features new coverage of Hispanic American and Asian American History; includes chapters on environmental history, immigration history, and document collections; all site information is current and up-to-date; includes a CD of the entire contents with live links to sites - just install the disc, go online, and link directly to the sites; and, also provides a practical introduction to web-based research for students and history buffs of all ages.
Released on 2018-09-22Categories Reference

A Research Guide to Cartographic Resources

A Research Guide to Cartographic Resources

Author: Eva H. Dodsworth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538100844

Category: Reference

Page: 450

View: 468

This book navigates the numerous American and Canadian cartographic resources available in print, and online, offering information on how to locate and access the large variety of resources. Cartographic materials are highlighted and summarized, along with lists of map libraries and geospatial centers, and related professional associations.
Released on 2011Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Reference and Information Services

Reference and Information Services

Author: Richard E. Bopp

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781591583745

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 769

View: 428

Part I. Concepts and Processes, History and functions of reference service: Ethical aspects of reference service; The reference interview; Organization of information and search strategies; Electronic resources for reference; Understanding electronic information systems for reference; Access-related reference services; Instruction; Training and continual learning for reference staff; Evaluation of reference services; Organizing and delivering reference and information services; Reference services for specific populations. -- Part II. Information Sources and their Use: Selection and evaluation of reference sources: Directories; Almanacs, yearbooks and handbooks; Biographical sources; Dictionaries; Encyclopedias; Geographical sources; Bibliographic sources; Index and abstracts; Government information and statistics sources.
Released on 2010-03-22Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Basic Library Skills, 5th ed.

Basic Library Skills, 5th ed.

Author: Carolyn Wolf

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786451616

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

View: 602

This brand new edition of Wolf’s acclaimed work provides a self-contained, short course in essential library skills for patrons of college, high school and public libraries. The intent is to provide a quick and easy way to learn to do library research. The exercises contained herein give students hands-on experience by applying rules stated in the text to situations that approach real “research problems.” Subjects addressed include a brief tour of the library; card catalogs and cataloging systems; filing rules; online public access catalogs; subject searching; bibliographies; book reviews and parts of a book; dictionaries; encyclopedias; handbooks; atlases; gazetteers; periodicals; newspapers; online database searching and reference sources; literature and criticism; e-books; government information and government documents; biographies; business, career and consumer information; non-print materials and special services; online computer use in libraries and schools; and hints for writing term papers. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Released on 2019-11-29Categories Social Science

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography


Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780081022962

Category: Social Science

Page: 7242

View: 849

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Second Edition embraces diversity by design and captures the ways in which humans share places and view differences based on gender, race, nationality, location and other factors—in other words, the things that make people and places different. Questions of, for example, politics, economics, race relations and migration are introduced and discussed through a geographical lens. This updated edition will assist readers in their research by providing factual information, historical perspectives, theoretical approaches, reviews of literature, and provocative topical discussions that will stimulate creative thinking. Presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage on the topic of human geography Contains extensive scope and depth of coverage Emphasizes how geographers interact with, understand and contribute to problem-solving in the contemporary world Places an emphasis on how geography is relevant in a social and interdisciplinary context