3rd Floor Display

 

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The U. S. government provides a number of educational materials on a variety of subjects.  They are used by teachers to develop their lesson plans and by students, themselves, in their research.
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The U. S. government provides a number of educational materials on a variety of subjects.  They are used by teachers to develop their lesson plans and by students, themselves, in their research.
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The U. S. government provides a number of educational materials on a variety of subjects.  They are used by teachers to develop their lesson plans and by students, themselves, in their research.
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Government documents come in many different formats besides the traditional book. 
They can be newspapers, photographs, videos, CD-ROMs, DVDs, posters or realia.
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Government documents come in many different formats besides the traditional book. 
They can be newspapers, photographs, videos, CD-ROMs, DVDs, posters or realia.
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Kits are a great way to bring together a variety of materials—videos, CDs/DVDs,
brochures, posters and booklets—on a particular topic.

 

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Government information is not just for adults.  Kids, too, can use government materials to learn about the world around them.  Whether it is about bicycle safety (“Sprocket Man”) or the environment
(“A World Fit for Chipmunks”) or even science (“The Adventures of Echo the Bat”),
these materials convey valuable information and can be fun, too.
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Government information is not just for adults.  Kids, too, can use government materials to learn about the world around them.  Whether it is about bicycle safety (“Sprocket Man”) or the environment
(“A World Fit for Chipmunks”) or even science (“The Adventures of Echo the Bat”),
these materials convey valuable information and can be fun, too.
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Government information is not just for adults.  Kids, too, can use government materials to learn about the world around them.  Whether it is about bicycle safety (“Sprocket Man”) or the environment
(“A World Fit for Chipmunks”) or even science (“The Adventures of Echo the Bat”),
these materials convey valuable information and can be fun, too.
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One of the primary ways the government keeps the public informed is through
consumer-related information.  Most agencies of the government provide free or low cost
pamphlets or books to help you in your daily life.
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One of the primary ways the government keeps the public informed is through
consumer-related information.  Most agencies of the government provide free or low cost
pamphlets or books to help you in your daily life.
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One of the primary ways the government keeps the public informed is through
consumer-related information.  Most agencies of the government provide free or low cost
pamphlets or books to help you in your daily life.
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When one thinks of statistics one usually thinks of the Census Bureau.  While not all of the statistics gathered by the U.S. government are done by this agency, it is responsible for doing the decennial collection of statistics about the U. S. population.  Over the years, the decennial census has been expanded to include not only demo-graphic information but also agricultural and economic.

 

 

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The United States government is the largest producer of authoritative, statistical information that is used daily by business entities, state and local governments, and academic researchers.  These titles are just a small sample of the type of statistical information available in this library.
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The United States government is the largest producer of authoritative, statistical information that is used daily by business entities, state and local governments, and academic researchers.  These titles are just a small sample of the type of statistical information available in this library.
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The United States government is the largest producer of authoritative, statistical information that is used daily by business entities, state and local governments, and academic researchers.  These titles are just a small sample of the type of statistical information available in this library.
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Though these publications are produced by the federal government, these are a sample
of the number of titles that would be of a particular interest to residents in our local area.
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Though these publications are produced by the federal government, these are a sample
of the number of titles that would be of a particular interest to residents in our local area.
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These historical documents represent the numerous reports produced by the U.S. government that focus on problems and issues of their days. Many of these reports exposed hidden conditions and brought about a change in government policy.
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These historical documents represent the numerous reports produced by the U.S. government that focus on problems and issues of their days. Many of these reports exposed hidden conditions and brought about a change in government policy.
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These historical documents represent the numerous reports produced by the U.S. government that focus on problems and issues of their days. Many of these reports exposed hidden conditions and brought about a change in government policy.
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Here are some recent examples of soon-to-be “historically significant” publications.
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Here are some recent examples of soon-to-be “historically significant” publications.
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Even though the USA Library has been a depository library for only the last 40 years,
we have been able to collect older materials for your research needs.

 

 

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The Department of Defense publishes dozens of books every year that records the official history of the different branches of the military in both peace and war.  While the intended audience is primarily those within the military service, most of these books can give the general public some understanding of military events.  The University Library has an extensive collection of these materials,
in both the documents and main collections.

 

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 Dept. of Defense is not the only governmental department that produces historical accounts of their activities.  Some titles may be a general accounting of historical events.  Others may be a collection of personal narratives.  Here are some examples for your pleasure reading.
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 Dept. of Defense is not the only governmental department that produces historical accounts of their activities.  Some titles may be a general accounting of historical events.  Others may be a collection of personal narratives.  Here are some examples for your pleasure reading.
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In the 1990’s, the Government Printing Office moved from being a primarily black and white publisher into more graphically-intense materials.  As consumers’ tastes became more sophisticated, so did their expectations. Here are some more colorful examples of picture books produced by the U.S. government.
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In the 1990’s, the Government Printing Office moved from being a primarily black and white publisher into more graphically-intense materials.  As consumers’ tastes became more sophisticated, so did their expectations. Here are some more colorful examples of picture books produced by the U.S. government.
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In the 1990’s, the Government Printing Office moved from being a primarily black and white publisher into more graphically-intense materials.  As consumers’ tastes became more sophisticated, so did their expectations. Here are some more colorful examples of picture books produced by the U.S. government.
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Unusual Documents

 

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NASA is one of the most prolific agencies for producing information, especially in different formats.  Examples shown here include a representation of the plaque on Pioneer 10 as it transverse the universe; a photograph of and decal for the last crew of Space Shuttle Challenger; and a video, produced in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institute, which allows the viewer a seat on the space shuttle.

 

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Unusual Documents

 

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 Dept. of Defense is not the only governmental department that produces historical accounts of their activities.  Some titles may be a general accounting of historical events.  Others may be a collection of personal narratives.  Here are some examples for your pleasure reading.
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 Dept. of Defense is not the only governmental department that produces historical accounts of their activities.  Some titles may be a general accounting of historical events.  Others may be a collection of personal narratives.  Here are some examples for your pleasure reading.
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 Dept. of Defense is not the only governmental department that produces historical accounts of their activities.  Some titles may be a general accounting of historical events.  Others may be a collection of personal narratives.  Here are some examples for your pleasure reading.
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FOREIGN MAPS
Included in our collection are a variety of “foreign maps”. These cover regions and countries spanning the globe outside the United States. Most of these are large CIA maps printed by the Presidential Executive Office, distributed by GPO.

 

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TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS

The 7.5 minute map, 1:24,000-scale, is the most widely used map from USGS. A scale of 1:25,000 is used for topographic maps based on metric units. These scales allow for great detail of an area.

The 15 minute map, 1:63,360-scale, has been replaced by the 7.5 minute map. The former type was abandoned around 1960.

Our collection covers the Gulf Coast as well as neighboring states. We have all 7.5 minute quadrangle maps from the state of Alabama and keep all editions of Mobile and Baldwin County area maps. Other states in our collection are surrounding states, such as Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. Other states are those touching the Gulf Coast including Louisiana and Texas.

Displayed are two maps of Spring Hill and one of Mobile.

The Spring Hill maps are 7.5 minute maps dated 1953 and 1982 respectively. They depict almost 30 years of change between the two.

 

 

 

 


The map of Mobile is an example of the 15 minute map and is dated 1940.

 

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CIA Maps

These are unclassified maps and publications released to the public by the Central Intelligence Agency. They are available to the public for purchase from GPO and or NTIS.
 
Our collection is received through GPO. These can be found in our map collection as well as the World Fact Book. The World Fact Book can be found on the internet, current as well as archived versions, on CD-ROM, or on our shelves. The current edition is in Reference, older editions are located in Government Documents bookshelves.

 The types represented in our display are from the continent of Africa depicting Political, Population, Relief, Vegetation, Religion, Leaders and Population (far right) and a small World Map (above).

 

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POSTERS

Our posters cover a wide variety of topics and come from several agencies. Displayed are examples from the Government Printing Office, Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Forest Service.