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GPO Highlights Dimond in Depository Library Spotlight

August 26, 2015

We are honored to share that Dimond Library is the first depository library in New Hampshire to receive a Depository Library Spotlight.

You can read the Depository Library Spotlight article on Dimond Library in the GPO newsletter. You can also visit our Government Information page to learn more about our resources and services.

We would like to thank and congratulate the Government Information Faculty & Staff, and everyone who aids in creating, promoting, and maintaining this collection.

Choose MyPlate - Featured Resource

August 25, 2015

Our current featured Government Information resource is provided by the USDA. Choose MyPlate provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.

As Americans are experiencing epidemic rates of overweight and obesity, the online resources and tools can empower people to make healthier food choices for themselves, their families, and their children.

MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image - a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. MyPlate also provides tips for eating healthy foods on a budget and adding physical activity to your routine.

With calculators, quizzes, tip-lists, and even videos, MyPlate provides a wide range of tools to help you make more informed choices about your health.

For more information, visit our Government Information page.

OPM Cybersecurity Incidents

July 15, 2015

In April and June of this year, The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) discovered two separate but related cyber-security incidents that have impacted the data of Federal government employees, contractors, and others.

If you have questions about what happened, who was affected, what steps are being taken, and more, visit the Information about OPM Cybersecurity Incidents page. If you would like to follow the latest news releases regarding the incidents, opm.gov has a Latest News page.

You can learn more about government information and available resources, by visiting our Government Information page, or by using our Government Information contact form to make an inquiry.

National Archives: Africa Through a Lens

June 24, 2015

Our current Government Information featured resource is Africa through a lens.

The UK National Archives presents this collection of images taken over nearly 100 years of African history, dating from the 1870s to the 1960s.

The photographs document life during the Colonial period in Africa, showing visiting British royals, anthropological observations, hospitals, mission schools, and local markets. An 8-minute introductory presentation by the National Archives Diverse Histories Specialist, Jenni Orme, provides context by pointing out the differing attitudes found in the colonial era vs. the present day.

A small selection of the images can be browsed on the National Archives website. To see the complete collection (CO 1069 series), links are provided to Flickr, where the images are arranged in groups by geography.

The National Archives also invites visitors to add their own knowledge, by tagging and commenting on the images on Flickr.

Visit our Government Information page for more information about our resources, services, and collections.

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.

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