Monday, May 4, 2015

Featured Online Resource - The Writer's Guide to Government Information

There are many resources available for locating government information, but for a different point of view, you might be interested in checking out The Writer's Guide to Government Information.

This guide was written by Daniel Cornwall, a librarian with the Alaska State Library and the University of Alaska in response to fiction writers' need for information to supplement their stories. 

While this resource can be very useful to writers wanting to expand on a particular topic, it is also simply a great resource to learn about subjects that may be of interest to you!

Some categories of information on the guide include:
  • Military history
  • "What if your story isn't set on Earth?" (astronomy, space habitats, etc.)
  • World of espionage - background and tools
  • Faking one's own death
  • "Kids have problems too - kidnapping"
 So, whether you're striving for quality information in your novel, or would simply like to browse some interesting online resources from the government, you might want to take a look!

Every week, the Ort Library brings you a new and outstanding resource from the Web or from one of the library's databases. To get an archive of all FOR entries, click here. Also, you can suggest a website that provides well-organized access to useful info.

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