Welcome and About this Guide

This resource guide has been designed for students in City Living, a Spring 2023 Expos course taught by Michael Allen.

See our suggestions as starting points -- a preliminary toolkit or research workbench. They represent our first best guesses at where you might From season one of The Wire: still of 4 chracters and the orange couch that sits in the pit, the open space in front of the low-rise housing in Baltimorefind current scholarly conversations to use in your third essay and other kinds of supporting materials, like reviews or cultural commentary.

Remember that good research is often about following up on hunches, testing out a hypothesis and then seeing where else (or to what else) it leads.

Good research is also about using language flexibly and strategically.  It's normal to try several search word combinations before you strike gold

Please reach out if questions arise at any point in your project. We'll triage by email or set up a time to meet in person.

Enjoy your research adventure!

Sue Gilroy, Librarian for Undergraduate Research Programs, Lamont Library, Room 210


Image, above right: Scene of four characters from the HBO series, The Wire, Season 1.