Skyline of Indianapolis (photo in Public Domain)
For the place you choose, your Professor has asked you to address the following:
To gain a deep view of the place you select, consult a variety of sources, including:
Worldcat (Library catalog): Use the Advanced Search option, and see the Worldcat search tips below. *Other options for finding books are linked under the tips--scroll to the bottom to find them.
Find books, articles, media, and more at Butler and beyond
Sites with statistics on a city's population, income, households, businesses, and more.
Use the websites below to find films and TV shows about your "place." Also try the film databases at the bottom of this page. Tip: If you do not find a film/TV show related to a specific city, expand your search to a metro area, state, or region. Or look for films/TV shows using keywords: "cities," "towns," "urban," "rural," etc.
TIP: Try a Google search to find a LibGuide on a city; it may have links to local news, history, politics, etc. Search using a key phrase (ex: "local politics"), combined with the city name and the word "LibGuide." Example: "local politics" Chicago LibGuide
Google is also helpful for finding websites for state historical societies and economic development centers.
TRY THESE TIPS FOR BETTER GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS!
1. Use the Advanced Search option in Google. This allows you to get more specific search results because you can select filters such as dates, file types (ex: ppt), and domains (ex: .edu). You will find the Advanced Search option under "Settings" on the Google basic search screen.
2. Use the Search Tools option that appears below the search box on the results page. This allows you to narrow or refine your results.
3. When searching for business information, try combining your keywords with words such as "report" or "study" to learn about research conducted on your topic.
4. Find trade or professional associations by adding the word "association" to your business keyword search.
See the table below for other shortcuts you can use in a Google search to refine your results.
Research as Conversation