Want to incorporate a map or a timeline into your research paper or project? Looking for a tool that you can use to organize your research or creative work by places or periods of time? There are quite a few different options. Here are a few tools that are great for getting started and exploring the possibilities.
Google My Maps
Google’s “My Maps” feature lets you quickly add simple text and images to a map. You can drop specific points on a map, draw shapes to define regions, and even draw lines to define routes.
If you’ve spent time in Powell Library at UCLA, you may recognize Javier Muñoz’s friendly face from the circulation desk. Javier is a recent UCLA graduate (Class of 2013) who worked as a library assistant in Powell Library for two and a half years, including as a student worker and then as a full-time staff member post graduation. In the year since he’s graduated, he’s been both a UCLA Law Fellow and a Humanity in Action fellow.