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Meeting with the library

This week, we met with the reference librarian staff at the Chester Fritz Library (the UND library), as well as, the director of Special Collections.  We met to discuss sources that the library would have access to and came up with some potentially useful databases to search for online journal articles.  The Special Collections division does not have anything specifically relating to military geography, but they do have some potentially good sources on military history, which could be tied into our project.  After our meeting, we ventured over to the Memorial Union to discuss our findings over coffee and eliminated some of our sources for varying reason, mainly that they were not applicable to our examination.  With these sources we will strive to find more sources from journals and other publications.  As always, we are looking for help from those of you with knowledge in this area, so please consider emailing us (see the contact in the sidebar).  Until next week, keep researching.

Project update thus far

Having just created this outlet for the course, I felt that I should post an update on what we have done to this point.  So far, we are moving slowly, but moving along none the less.  We have considered an article on Military Geography by Eugene Palka, a West Point instructor in Geography.  We have also looked at other possible outlets, including film, possible North Dakota connections, and accessing the resources of the Military Geography specialty group under the American Association of Geographers.  We will soon be meeting with one of our reference librarians and are continuing to examine outlets for review copies of various texts on the subject.