Monday, March 17, 2014

Ireland Maps Available from Ball State University Libraries

Happy St. Patrick's Day: Ireland Cartographic Guide Available from Ball State University Libraries

Students and other researchers of Ireland and Irish history can access a cartographic guide to resources available in Ball State University Libraries via the GIS Research & Map Collection (GRMC) Web page.  The subject guide, CartographicResources in Ball State University Libraries: Ireland and Irish History, can help researchers locate a variety of materials throughout the Library.

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 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.  The maps shown above are from the Census Atlas of the United States, depicting the percentage of the population reporting Irish ancestry in the 2000 Census and the foreign born Irish population centers in 1900.

The cartographic guide is also available from Cardinal Scholar.  An Ireland map poster can also be accessed from Cardinal Scholar and used for research and learning in the classroom or for special presentations.

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

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