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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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GEOG 2P03AssignmentA Librarian’s Approach

Colleen BeardMap & Geography [email protected]

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  • 3 Steps to effective research

  • Case study resources

  • Using maps as information sources

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Step 1: Recommended readings

  • Read the Text Book!

  • Course reserves (e-reserves)

    = knowledge about key issues

    = focus on a topic

    = leads to other titles

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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

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Step 3: Journal Articles

Key databases:

  • Scholars Portal

  • Academic Search Premier

  • CBCA Complete

    = academic research with focus

    = case studies in specific cities

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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

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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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Average income per census tract in Toronto

Census tract

Average Income

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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.

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Where to find census maps…

  • Statistics Canada web site

  • Map Library web page

  • 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

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  • Source of aerial imagery

  • Interactive map site > create custom maps

  • Niagara Navigator web site

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Waterfront land use

City street maps

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  • 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]