Monday, December 31, 2012

The Cole Cross-Reference Directory - Lincoln and Vicinity

The Cole Cross-Reference Directory - Lincoln and Vicinity
by Cole Publications [R 917.82 Col]

The downtown library just received the brand-new Cole Directory for Lincoln. Cole provides the "alternative" directory to the more-familiar Polk City Directory. One of the things that makes this directory extremely useful is that it includes addresses/names/phone numbers for residents of over 60 communities in southeast Nebraska as far west as Garland and as far south as Beatrice. For those of you not familiar with this source, it is used by marketers so it has a marketing section at the front with alphabetical lists of streets for each zip code and a street index. The most recent copy is kept at the 2nd floor Computer Lab Desk with the current City Directories; back issues are kept in our historical archives -- just ask staff for any, if you'd like to take a look.. [If you enjoy using this reference tool, you may also wish to try the traditional Polk's Lincoln City Directory.] -- recommended by Kim J. - Reference Services / Bennett Martin Public Library
[The libraries have an archive of Cole Directories going back to 1986. They started to include the data for all the other southeast Nebraska communities in 2005.]

[ official Cole Information web site ]

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