Welcome to the course research guide for SOSC3701: Urban Analysis.
To help you out in your term project we have created two handouts to assist you.
1) General library information and specific Urban Studies reasearch tips (PDF). This is a guide that will start your research on your topics.
2) Map Resources for SOSC 3701 (PDF). This is a guide that will help you locate airphotos, city plans, fire insurance plans and other maps at the York University Map Library. Also provided are list of online map for Toronto, Hamilton, and Buffalo.
Getting Help at the Library
Resarch Resources and Scott Library
Please familiarize yourself with the research process and use appropriate resources. You can start with the Urban Studies Guide and use databases such as Urban Studies Abstracts or others listed under the Finding articles section. If you already know of a particular journal you want to use, enter its title in the search box on the library’s home page. For example, search for Urban Studies journal in the catalogue and access the articles.
For aditional help, please see the Need More Help information in the Urban Studies Guide, or contact Dana for an appointment (email@example.com)
Map Resources and the Map Library
The Map Library has an extensive collection of maps, atlases, airphotos, and other map resources. It also has a large collection of topographic maps of Ontario and Property Data Maps and Airphotos of Toronto.
The Map Library is located on the 1st Floor of Scott Library in room 102. It is open: Monday to Thursday 10 am to 9 pm, Friday 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday/Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm. The Map Library staff are available to help you locate maps for your study site.
For more information about the Map Library and the map resources for your course, please consult the handout for this class.
If you need advice on how to find map resources outside of the Map Library, please feel free to contact Rosa to book an appointment.