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Gov Info Features WWI Resource

May 26, 2015

Our current Government Information featured resource is The Great War: A Visual History.

This attractive and edifying interactive map-based resource, from the American Battle Monuments Commission, will serve as a support to educators teaching the First World War, and to anyone with an interest in how the war began, how it developed, and how it finally ended.

The history is divided into seven periods, including The Pre-War Period, each year from 1914 to 1918, and the Post-War Years. Clicking on any of these will redraw the World War I Timeline, detailing important events, campaigns, and the ebb and flow of the Allied and Central Powers.

Short video clips accompany many of the Timeline items, bringing the history of the war to life.

For more information on this resource and other government resources, please visit our Government Information page.

Solar Dynamics Observatory - Featured Resource

April 28, 2015

Our current Government Information featured resource is the Solar Dynamics Observatory.

The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which NASA launched in February 2010, is a "sun-pointing semi-automatic spacecraft," a mini space observatory that is designed to study the sun so that scientists may better understand the causes of solar variability and its effects on Earth.

For educators who are teaching about the power of our solar system's only star, or for anyone interested in breaking research on the sun, this is a fascinating website.

Readers might like to start with the Mission tab, which lists information about the SDO's science, the spacecraft itself, the team that is running the project, and 1968 refereed publications. News & Resources is interesting for its Mission Blog, which offers updates on the mission as instruments are repaired, data is gathered, and conclusions are drawn.

The Gallery section also offers some powerful images, animations, and videos of the sun. SDO even has a YouTube Channel and can be followed on most social media outlets.

Visit our Government Information page to learn more about our collections, services, and more.

Cherry Tree History - Gov Info Featured Resource

April 1, 2015

Our current Government Information featured resource is the Cherry Blossom Festival resource, provided by the U.S. National Park Service.

The National Park Service has assembled a useful overview of the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., including ways to plan a visit to the festival, maps and brochures, programs, and other resources. However, it is the section on Cherry Tree History which really stands out.

There is also a Photos and Multimedia section, which showcases the trees in videos, photographs, and even a web cam.

If you would like to learn more about this resource and other government resources, please visit our Government Information page.

The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology

March 5, 2015

March is Women's History Month. To help raise awareness, Government Information has a new featured resource: The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology.

The White House provides this website, a set of largely unknown stories of female pioneers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, dating from the 19th to the 21st centuries.

With women from across the Administration sharing stories of their personal heroes, this website is intended to inspire girls to go into the STEM fields. Visitors are also invited to share what they are doing in their own communities to inspire young women to pursue careers in science and technology.

Learn more about the Government Information resources we have to offer, by visiting our Government Information page.

You can also learn more about what is being done here at UNH to advance women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) fields, by checking out UNH ADVANCE.

US Energy Information Adminisitration - Featured Resource

February 5, 2015

Our current Government Information featured resource is the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - Independent Statistics and Analysis.

With this resource, readers can start with any state in the U.S. to access a profile overview and quick facts. The Data tab offers further information about Energy Indicators, Prices, Environment, and other topics, while Analysis will take readers to an informative overview of the state’s petroleum,natural gas, coal, and renewable energy resources.

This interactive map of energy production, consumption, and expenditures packs a tremendous amount of information into an easily searchable and up-to-date database.

Geospatial Services Center

February 3, 2015

The Geospatial Services Center (GSC) is now open for the semester. The GSC provides basic-level assistance with geospatial technology, and help in finding data sources for analysis using geographic information system software.

The GSC is located at: Room 337, Dimond Library Level 3 (Main Floor).

For Spring 2015 hours, services, and more, visit the Geospatial Services Center.

For questions, contact Government Information.

New Featured Resource in Government Information

January 6, 2015

Government Information is featuring a new resource: U.S. Government Posters - the University of Iowa Libraries.

This resource features nearly 1500 official U.S. Government posters, allowing you to explore many decades of material, some even dating back to before World War II.

You can learn more about this resource and other Government Information resources by visiting the Government Information page.

Ebola Resources for the Public

October 14, 2014

Government Information is currently featuring: Ebola Resources for the Public.

The UNH Library is a Federal Repository for government information, and faculty librarians are available to help gain access to resources to help educate and inform citizenry.

For more information, please visit, email or call the reference desk on Level Three in Dimond Library (862-1544 or reference.desk@unh.edu).

You can visit Government Information to learn more about the featured resource, and to explore other services and resources.

New Featured Resource in Government Information

September 24, 2014

Story Maps Illustrate Metro Area and County Population Change
Have fun exploring two interactive thematic maps on population change, just released by the Census Bureau.

The first map allows data users to explore the difference a decade has made in patterns of population change in metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas across the country. This is possible through swiping between two interactive maps – one covering the 2002-2003 period, the other 2012-2013. The second map permits users to determine the extent of population growth in each county between 2012 and 2013, and to quickly identify the primary source of that population change (such as natural increase or net migration.

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau

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Featured Resource: Pan Inuit Trails Atlas

July 23, 2014

Government Information presents its newest featured resource: Pan Inuit Trails Atlas.

Viewers of this atlas can explore the source maps to better understand Inuit mobility patterns and the cultural importance of their trails and place names.

Place names and trails are integral parts of Inuit culture and heritage. Inuit have used place names to describe different features of the land, water, and ice since time immemorial. Place names are often (but not always) descriptive of the features they are associated with, including lakes, hills, rocks, caribou passes, ice ridges, bays, islands, etc. The names are linked to places of significance, often denoting important fishing and hunting areas and camps. They are also used to describe routes of travel, and in that sense many of them are connected to well-established trails and routes.

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