Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Irish Cartographic Guide Available from Ball State University Libraries

In Time for St. Patrick’s Day: New Ireland Cartographic Guide from Ball State University Libraries

Students and other researchers of Ireland and Irish history can now access a cartographic guide to resources available in Ball State University Libraries via the Geospatial Resources & Map Collection Web page. The subject guide, Cartographic Resources in Ball State University Libraries: Ireland and Irish History, is available at http://www.bsu.edu/library/article/0,,59405--,00.html.

This guide provides a list with call numbers and locations of all of the maps, atlases, encyclopedias, and other resources available from University Libraries. There are atlases for Celtic studies and Irish history in the Atlas Collection and also an atlas focusing specifically on Irish family histories, New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland.

Street maps for numerous cities in Ireland, nature reserve maps, topographic maps of Ireland, and maps covering Irish history are available from the GRMC. The Irish Family Names Map features coats of arms and medieval locations, and maps showing the peat land and fishing resources of Ireland are also available.

The Reference Collection also includes atlases and other cartographic resources of Ireland and Irish history. Book of Irish Names: First, Family, and Place Names and Encyclopedia of Ireland: An A-Z Guide to Its People, Places, History, and Culture are reference materials in Bracken Library.

The guide also includes a listing of a set of reproduced historical maps from the National Library of Ireland that are not yet cataloged but do circulate for two weeks or longer individually or as a set.

For more information about these resources or the cartographic guides, please contact the Geospatial Resources & Map Collection at 765/285-1097.

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