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Published by the Coalition for a Livable Future, the Regional Equity Atlas is an interactive mapping tool that will visualize census data for the Portland regional area based on your interest. The data covers population, health and access and opportunity, such as education, food, housing and transportation. Try it out!
Watch this video to learn how encyclopedias are a great place to start your research:
Whatapedia (PCC Library video)
Try these reports and encyclopedia articles are the best place to start your research because they give you a brief and comprehensive overview of the topic.
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Browse a rich set of films in the PCC Library's Sociology video collection in the Films on Demand database. Enjoy!
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Browse or search within one of these peer-reviewed Sociology journals online:
Ever wonder what this means? "Peer-review in 5-minutes" explains the process and the role it plays in establishing and communicating new knowledge.
These sources are good for getting background information and finding examples of arguments for and against controversial topics.
Find demographic information about people, households, businesses and industries in the U.S.
2012 Statistical Abstract of the United States
Find statistics collected across U.S. government agencies.
Places to browse suggested Sociology websites
Intute - Sociology - instructor-selected websites on sociology topics
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Tutors are available to you both in person and online, and the service is free! Cascade, Sylvania, Rock Creek and Southeast Center each have a tutoring center with excellent in-person tutors in most subjects. If you're working on a paper, the writing tutors are popular (so don't wait until the last minute)! You can get more information about each campuses hours and locations at the links below:
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If yes, you're best starting place is the GERONTOLOGY Research Guide.
This video tutorial provides step-by-step instructions for finding and reading a peer-reviewed article from a professional journal about aging.
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