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GEOG 2P03 Assignment A Librarian’s Approach . Colleen Beard Map & Geography Librarian [email protected] Agenda :. 3 Steps to effective research Case study resources Using maps as information sources. Step 1: Recommended readings. Read the Text Book! Course reserves (e-reserves)

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agenda
Agenda:
  • 3 Steps to effective research
  • Case study resources
  • Using maps as information sources
step 1 recommended readings
Step 1: Recommended readings
  • Read the Text Book!
  • Course reserves (e-reserves)

= knowledge about key issues

= focus on a topic

= leads to other titles

step 2 general resources
Step 2: General resources
  • Books from the Brock Library
  • International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (online)
  • Encyclopedia of Urban Studies (online)

= keywords

= significant journal titles & authors

step 3 journal articles
Step 3: Journal Articles

Key databases:

  • Scholars Portal
  • Academic Search Premier
  • CBCA Complete

= academic research with focus

= case studies in specific cities

applying what you now know to a city case study
Applying what you now know to a city case study…
  • Explore the city official website for:
    • City Publications
      • Calgary Municipal Development Plan
      • Calgary Downtown Retail District Strategy
      • Calgary Transportation Plan 2005
      • Sustainable Suburbs Study
maps as information sources
Maps as information sources
  • Urban issues are often associated with a geographical area within the city
    • Downtown area
    • Ethnic populations
    • Affluent housing
    • Low income families
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Census maps show population clusters

Statistical table of Toronto’s rich people

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Gentrification issue

The process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces earlier usually poorer residents.

where to find census maps
Where to find census maps…
  • Statistics Canada web site
  • Map Library web page http://www.brocku.ca/library/
  • E-STAT online mapping tool
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Urban Futures

Port Mansion

My cottage

My Cottage

Port Dalhousie: Smart growth controversial issue

Port Place proposal

google earth
GOOGLE EARTH!
  • Source of aerial imagery
  • Interactive map site > create custom maps
  • Niagara Navigator web site
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Waterfront land use

City street maps

recap
Recap
  • 3 steps to researching your topic
  • Use City planning publications for your case study
  • Map sources: census maps; air photos; street maps …

REFERENCE everything!

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Colleen Beard

Map & Geography Librarian

[email protected]

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