Finding Background Information / Reference Books
- Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
A wide-ranging exploration of food and its cultural significance worldwide.
Location(s): Ref GT 2850 .E53 2003
- Encyclopedia of World Environmental History
Covers topics, events, people, natural resources, and aspects of human interaction with the environment worldwide. Provides historical surveys of environmental issues such as deforestation and extinction. Also offers regional and national overviews as well as essays on subfields such as environmental philosophy.
Location(s): Ref GF 10 .E63 2004
- International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
A massive encyclopedia of social sciences topics, with each article written by an expert.
Location(s): Ref H 40 .A2 I5 2008 (9 vols)
Finding Data - Print Sources
- Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History
Offers nearly 900 essays on issues in the field, from multiple perspectives including interdisciplinary approaches and global coverage. Entries cover broad topics such as "property rights" and "social mobility," significant figures, countries, industries, and technical terms.
Location(s): Ref HC 15 .O94 2003 (5 vols.)
- Statistical Abstract of the United States
This is perhaps the single most useful small package of statistical information available. It includes hundreds of tables of figures on population, economics, social factors, etc., with references to the original sources. An index to the tables provide essay access. The most recent volume is shelved behind the reference desk; older volumes are shelved with the general collection. There is also an online version that allows you to download data in Excel format.
Location(s): Ready Reference HA 202 .A2
- Historical Statistics of the United States: earliest times to the present
Revised update to Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, Bicentennial ed. Washington U.S. Dept. of Commerce:GPO
Includes bibliographic references and index,illustrated with maps, updates previous publishing with U.S. Census 2000 data.
Location(s): Ref HA 202 .H57 2006 (5 vols.)
- Agricultural Statistics
Offers data on agricultural production, consumption, supplies, facilities, costs and returns in the United States.
Location(s): Ref HD 1751 .A27
- International Historical Statistics: Africa, Asia, and Oceania
Offers a wide variety of comparative historical statistics on population, labor force, agriculture, industry, trade, transport and communications, finance, rices, education, and national accounts.
Location(s): Ref HA 4675 .M55 2007
- International Historical Statistics: Europe
Comparative historical statistics for Europe.
Location(s): Ref HA 1107 .M55 2007
Finding Data - Online Sources
- International Historical Statistics: The Americas
Comparative historical statistics for North and South America.
Location(s): Ref HA 175 .M55 2007
These sources will not have the historical depth that you will want for this assignment, but can provide current statistical information.
- American FactFinder
Provides a wealth of information about populations and places in the United States, drawing on census data. The powerful search facility can be used to pinpoint tables of data and to create maps based on the variables you supply. Mapping tools enable creation of thematic maps from national to street level.
Finding Published Critiques of Malthus
- U.S. Bureau of the Census
Statistics on population and housing, business, agriculture, transportation, and many social variables.
- MnPALS Plus
The online catalog to the library at Gustavus Adolphus College. You can also search the library catalog from the library's main Web page.
Citing Your Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
- Academic Search Premier
A large database of articles in newspapers, magazines, and journals. To narrow you search, you can check the "scholarly (peer-reviewed)journals" limiter. You may also want to choose "article" for document type (on the right-hand side).
Use Everyday Writer for the details on how to write about sources and format your references. If your book isn't handy, there's one shelved behind the reference desk - or use our guide. For a useful tutorial on avoiding plagiarism, try this site from Purdue University.
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