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Global Studies - Neighborhood Research: Getting Started - Neighborhood, Time Period, & Country of Origin Basics

This guide is designed to help students in Global Studies with their Neighborhood Project. Visit Ms. Metzler in the LC or email her for help with your research!


Step 1

Step 1: Identify the Community Area You are Researching 

Tip: There is a difference between neighborhoods and community areas in Chicago. Community areas often contain several neighborhoods.

Step 2

Step 2: Read about your Community Area

Tip: This background reading will provide numerous routes you can take to narrowing your research, whether it's toward immigration, architecture, policing, etc. Pay attention to what interests you.

Step 3

Step 3: Begin Basic Background Research on the Country of Origin and Time Period 

Tip: Use Encyclopedia Britannica for country of origin research and the American Decade eBook series for time period research. Look out for any keyword(s) and phrases that might help you with your research as you read.