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Maps & Biographies in Reference Work
Maps & Biographies in Reference Work
Maps & Biographies in Reference Work
Maps & Biographies in Reference Work
Maps & Biographies in Reference Work
Maps & Biographies in Reference Work
Maps & Biographies in Reference Work
Maps & Biographies in Reference Work
Maps & Biographies in Reference Work
Maps & Biographies in Reference Work
Maps & Biographies in Reference Work
Maps & Biographies in Reference Work
Maps & Biographies in Reference Work
Maps & Biographies in Reference Work
Maps & Biographies in Reference Work
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A presentation I completed with two partners in my Reference/Information Services class at Simmons College's graduate school of library and information science. I created Slides 9 through 14, covering …

A presentation I completed with two partners in my Reference/Information Services class at Simmons College's graduate school of library and information science. I created Slides 9 through 14, covering the maps portion.

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  • 1. Teach you about Maps and Biographies, I will
  • 2. GENEALOGY
  • 3. Not Everyone has the benefit of Elaborate Wallpaper. That burn mark is me!
  • 4. http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ http://www.ellisisland.org/ http://www.newenglandancestors.org/ http://www.bpl.org/research/socsci/genealogy.htm http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ http://www.bcgcertification.org/certification/faq.html#definition Important Points: http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/begin.html Don't Be Frightened, We're here to help.
  • 5. Biographies: Who’s Who!
    • - According to Oxford’s Dictionary, a biography is an account of someone's life written by someone else.
    • - We go to biographies for numerous questions like a person’s age, their birthdates, where they lived and what they did.
    • - There are numerous ways in locating the biographical information on certain people whether it be online or through texts.
    • - Reference Biographies vs. Textual Biographies
  • 6. Reference Biography
    • Biography.com
    • Many available search options
    • Thousands of Biographies available on all sorts of people.
    • Providing up to date statistics like age, historical moments, fun facts, video clips and where they are now.
    • http://www.biography.com/animalographies/famous-animals.jsp
    • http://www.biography.com/on-this-day/
    • http://www.biography.com/santa-claus/
  • 7.
    • - Easy to navigate search engine
      • - Free to students whose colleges subscribe (Simmons does)
      • - Search specific topics like African American Biographies or Women’s History Month
      • - Great options like listening devices and fun quizzes
      • http://0-ic.galegroup.com.library.simmons.edu/ic/bic1/ReferenceDetailsPage/ReferenceDetailsWindow?displayGroupName=K12-Reference&prodId=BIC1&action=e&windowstate=normal&catId=&documentId=GALE|K2407000002&mode=view
    The Gale Biography in Context
  • 8.
    • An obituary is a great source of important information from someone's life.
    • Databases online as well as newspapers give access to all current and many past obituaries.
    • http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/obituaries/articles/2010/09/28/james_heselden_segway_firm_owner_dies_riding_scooter/
    Obituaries- Some People Die for Publicity
  • 9. MAPS: You Are Here
    • Answers the “where” question
    • Physical or human geography
    • Produced by government or private companies
  • 10. Types of Map Resources
    • Atlases
    • Gazetteers
    • Geographical Dictionaries
    • Travel Guides
    • U.S. Government Maps
    • GIS sources
  • 11. Examples of Map Resources
    • Atlases: National Geographic Atlas of the World
    • Gazetteers: Columbia Gazetteer of the World
    • Geographical Dictionaries: Merriam-Webster’s Geographical Dictionary
    • Travel Guides: Lonely Planet and Rough Guides
    • U.S. Government Maps: Census (census.gov/geo/www/maps)
    • GIS Sources: USGS and EPA’s EnviroMapper
  • 12. Fleeing Katrina
    • This map, published shortly after the disaster in 2002, shows the escape routes Louisianans took in order to escape the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
    • Map courtesy of the New York Times
  • 13. The Oil Spill and You
    • Visualizing the BP Oil Spill www.ifitweremyhome.com/disasters/bp
  • 14. Keeping Up Quality
    • Currency and Accuracy
    • Authority
    • Legibility
    • Scale and Projection
    • Color and Symbols
    • Format and Index
    • Price
  • 15. Narrative of the life of James Allen, The Highway Man
    • "Narrative of the life of James Allen, alias George Walton, alias Jonas Pierce, alias James H. York, alias Burley Grove, the highwayman. Being his death-bed confession, to the warden of the Massachusetts state prison“
    • Bound in his own skin.
    • For More information and Full Text Translation go here: http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/node/191

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