GEO 221 Field Geography: Get Started

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This guide is designed to help students do research on geographic topics related to Portland and to help students and faculty discover resources available through the library. 

Use the tabs above to navigate through the other pages of the guide:

  • Find Books & Articles - Find existing research on your topic through the library and beyond.
  • Portland/Oregon Data - Existing data collected about Portland in a variety of areas.
  • Cite Sources - Tips and tools for citing sources and avoiding plagiarism.
  • Get Help - Get help from a librarian 24x7, get support from a tutor, or find a handout or tutorial to help you with your research.

Map c1577 by John Beswick on Flickr
Map c1577 by John Beswick. Used under CC BY.

Check out the Portland Metro and Oregon Research Guide

I highly recommend checking out the Portland Metro and Oregon Research Guide, designed to help students doing local research projects about local issues by providing resources related to metro Portland and Oregon. Here's what you'll find in it:

  • Data & Census - Find statistical data and census (population demographics) information.
  • Government - Links to city, Metro, county, and state government data and information.
  • News - Find information on local issues from news media sources.
  • Maps & Neighborhoods - Local and state map sources and individual Portland neighborhood data.

Portland, OR and Mount Hood from Pittock Mansion
Portland, OR and Mount Hood from Pittock Mansion from the Wikimedia Commons.

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Find Articles

Search these databases to find articles on topics related to geography. I would also suggest looking at the full list of library databases, as geographical research can be multidisciplinary. Some research projects might require searching areas such as geology, environmental science, history, sociology, and anthropology.

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