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GEOG 342: Geography of Inequality
Geography Librarian: Anne Zald
Office: Map Collection, Suzzallo Library, Basement
Phone: 206-543-2725 (if you get voicemail, leave your contact information)
Courseweb: Geography 342
|Reference works mentioned in course reading list|
|Maps & Statistical Data - Visualize and Analyze Inequality|
|Citation & Writing Help
Including tips on writing evaluative book reviews and sample book reviews
|Finding Academic Analysis & Scholarly Articles|
United States & Washington State Maps
- UC Atlas of Global Inequality
This online atlas explores the interaction between global integration (globalization) and inequality, and provides maps, graphics and data.
- The Penguin state of the world atlas. A BOOK
Odegaard Atlas Case and Maps Atlases G1021 .S56 2003 (2003 is latest edition, but several earlier editions also available)
- The Penguin atlas of women in the world. A BOOK
Odegaard Reference and Bothell/CCC Reference G1046.E1 S4 2003
(1997 edition available at Maps Atlases, Odegaard Atlas Case, and Tacoma Reference G1046.E1 S43 1997)
- Global Poverty Mapping Project
The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University provides this online mapping and data resource.
An interactive world atlas with country statistics related to sustainable development. One of several online mapping tools provided by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
- ReliefWeb Map Centre
ReliefWeb is the world’s leading on-line gateway to information (documents and maps) on humanitarian emergencies and disasters. The site is administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Create maps of the U.S. (or states, counties, etc) to illustrate a range of economic, social, and demographic factors.
- Social Explorer
U.S. Census data 1790-2000, create tables, maps, and animated slideshows using maps to illustrate change over time.
- City of Seattle Census 2000 Data & Maps
Data for Census Bureau geographies and Locally Defined Areas.
- King County Census Viewer
View maps and tables for more than 100 community census data indicators for 77 defined places throughout King County. Data displayed at census tract or blockgroup level within each place.
- Pierce County Census View 2000
View 2000 Census data for Pierce County by census tract and block group - definitions of census geography also available on pp 10-13 of Census 2000 Basics[pdf].
- MapStats: United States
View a statistical profile of your state, county, city, congressional district, or Federal judicial district
- Thematic Maps from American FactFinder
The Census Bureau provides several maps online as well as an interactive tool for creating customized thematic maps from demographic and economic census data.
- Windows on Urban Poverty
This web site documents the geographic dimension of poverty in the United States. Interactive mapping and full text report support the goal, which is to provide an easily accessible source of maps showing the concentration of poverty and related demographic information in U.S. Metropolitan areas.
Statistical Data - United States & Washington State
- County and City Data Book
GovPubsRef HA202 .A36 - 2007 is most recent edition (pdf version)
- State and Metropolitan Area Data Book
GovPubsRef, Suzzallo Ref, OUGL Ref HA202 .S84 2006 is most recent edition (pdf version)
- Northwest Area Foundation Indicators Website
"The Indicators Website is a convenient source of information on states and counties, selected communities, reservations, and tribes in the Northwest Area Foundation's eight-state region. Use this site to find the most recent indicators on local population characteristics, economic well-being, health, and more."
- Historical statistics of the United States, colonial times to 1970. (also links to the annual publication Statistical Abstract of the U.S. 1878-2007)
Suzzallo Stacks HA202 .H57 1989 AND HA202 .A385 1975
- Crime Statistical Sources:
- Bureau of Justice Statistics
- SourceBook of Criminal Justice Statistics
- Uniform Crime Report - Washington State
- Uniform Crime Reports for the United States
- City Crime Rankings: Crime in metropolitan America
Suzzallo Reference HV6787 .C58 1998
- Crime and the Nation's Households (online)
national estimates of the percentage of households that experienced one or more violent or property crimes in 2005 as measured by the National Crime Victimization Survey (earlier years and compilations also available)
- Crime in the United States and Hate Crimes in the United States
scroll to see links
- National Center for Health Care Statistics
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
Includes unemployment data, consumer price index data, and more. Look under Regional Information to start, but all links provide useful information.
- Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Writing Book Reviews
- Suggestions from The Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Guidelines from Writing Support, University of Toronto
- Examples of published book reviews in:
- Peer Reviewed journals
- Doug Mercer's review of The Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster by Mike Davis. Published in Antipode, 2000, 34(2): 518-520.
- Graham Livesey's review of Urban Encounters by Helen Liggett. Published in Urban Affairs Review, 2007, 42, 598-600.
Citation & Writing Style
- RefWorks, web based software that can help you keep track of citations and format them for bibliographies.
- EndNote Web is another software option for collecting and managing citations.
- Citation & Writing Guides, MLA, APA, and other style guides, including how to cite maps
Newspapers in Washington State:
- Washington State Newstand
Fulltext of newspapers from Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Vancouver, Bellevue, Spokane, Wenatchee, Yakima, etc. Dates included are 1990s to present, although the Seattle Times is included 1984-present (list of papers and dates of text covered by the WA State Newstand database). Additional Washington State newspapers are available in Microforms/Newspapers, Suzzallo Library, ground floor.
- Pacific Northwest Regional Newspaper and Periodical Index
Contains citations from hundreds of newspapers and periodicals as well as monographs, theses, dissertations, scrapbooks, pamphlets and other ephemera dealing with all aspects of life in Seattle, Washington state and the Pacific Northwest from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Online version a good starting point but not yet complete. Original card file of the index is located in Special Collections, Allen Library South, basement.
A guide to Puget Sound neighborhoods, from the Seattle P.I.
- Real Change
"Real Change exists to create opportunity and a voice for low-income people while taking action to end homelessness and poverty . . . The Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project has many faces, a newspaper, an advocacy group, a Homeless Speakers Bureau, and literary workshops."
- Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe - Articles in newspapers published in cities across the United States and around the world, most articles available in English.
- NewsBank Retrospective - Back issues of U.S. newspapers, 1970-1991, including various regional papers. Check here for a state-by-state list of newspapers covered.
- Alt-Press Watch - Full text newspaper, magazine and journal articles from alternative and independent presses.
- Ethnic Newswatch - Full text articles from newspapers and periodicals published by the ethnic and minority press in America. Generally articles from the 1990s to present (see newspaper list).
- Additional historical newspapers available in Microforms/Newspapers, Suzzallo Library, ground floor.
This includes major urban, ethnic, and non-mainstream papers, e.g. Chicago Defender, Catholic Worker, etc.
Not finding anything useful?If you get stuck looking for information Ask a Reference Librarian for more suggestions in person, on the phone, or using our 24/7 chat service. Librarians can help you with your search strategy, suggest additional places to look for information, and show you tricks for getting more out of the databases you search. Bring your assignment sheets and/or your textbook when you come talk to us--we might be experts in research, but we'll need input from you, too.
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