This resource guide has been designed for students in Green Spaces, Urban Places, a Spring 2021 Expository Writing course taught by Sarah Case.
The resources and strategies described on this page are specifically targeted: they represent our first best guesses at where you might find scholarly information to inform your final essays and capstone projects.
Remember that good research often begins with hunches and hypotheses: about where an academic conversation is "happening," and about what words and search strings might surface it. Good researching is also about being observant as you consider where else (or to what else) your initial reading may lead you. And good research is all about patience: you may need to try several combinations of search terms before you strike gold.
We've kept this guide short and focused on secondary sources. We know you've already searched for primary sources in the form of newspaper articles, policy papers and and that you might even be creating your own with photographs and other media.
Let us know how we can help you further as you work gets underway. We can triage by email or schedule a longer conversation on Zoom with you!
Enjoy your Essay 3 adventures!
Above: A woman walks a dog through a nearly empty Boston Common in Boston, Wednesday, April 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Available via AP Images