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SOC 2440: Urban Sociology (Arend): Home

A guide just for students in Dr. Arend's Urban Sociology class (SOC2440).

Useful Resources

Articles and Books

Searching for books and articles will help you see what research other people have done about issues.  Here are just a few sources to consider.

Massachusetts Statistics

Statistics and census data often provide a gold mine of information for you to use.

  • Massachusetts Municipal Profiles Ref HA 431 .M27
    • These books combine data from various local agencies and organize it by town. You can see demographic informaiton, taxation and finances.

National Statistics

To compare your city or region to the national trends, try some of these sources:

  • Statistical Absract of the United States REF HA 202 .A38
    • Put out by the US Census Bureau, this book summarizes data collected by various national agencies.
    • 2008 edition is at the Reference Desk
    • See the links bellow for older versions

International Statistics

There are tons of ways to get international statistics!  Try some of these...