National Transportation Week: Second Week in May

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Lisa Abbott, Distance Learning Librarian (Creator)
John Abbott, Professor & Coordinator, Collection Management (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: The topic of transportation incorporates a vast amount of divergent information. The subject matter varies greatly, and includes titles ranging from Camels of the Outback to The Great American Motion Sickness; or Why You Can't Get There from Here. To establish boundaries for this resource guide, the present authors referred to Public Law 87–449, 14 May 1962, which authorized the president to proclaim an annual National Transportation Week. Using this as a basis, they defined transportation As the movement of people or goods from one place to another, and included a little tourism to break up the concrete and steel. While some historical materials are included, this resource guide emphasizes modes of transportation currently used in the United States.

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Abbott, L.T. and Abbott, J.P. (1986) National Transportation Week: Second Week in May. Reference Services Review, 14(4): 37-44 (December 1986). Published by Emerald Group Publishing (ISSN: 0090-7324). DOI: 10.1108/eb048960. The version of record is available from:
Language: English
Date: 1986

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