Cultural Geographies

Course #: GG270

A) First Steps

B) What is a scholarly resource?


  • read each source as you go along; each one will lead to more
  • keep track of where you look and the keywords you use
  • check reference lists
  • start early. (library staff can deliver items from other libraries)
  • no need to pay for articles: the library pays for you!

C) Background sources

Use your textbook plus Dictionaries and Encyclopedias to learn about your topic and find keywords.

D) Books

Use the Primo Catalogue to identify books at Laurier, the Universities of Waterloo and Guelph, and the Annex

E) Scholarly journal articles

Start here for Geography topics. Limit to English language.
Geography and Environmental Sciences @ ProQuest
Articles for disciplines related to Geography. Limit to peer reviewed, English language, and to documents types: article and feature

Link for in-class exercise, Feb. 3, 2016:

F) Citation style

Having problems? Don't hesitate to contact me: email, phone (519-884-0710 x3384), drop in, or make an appointment. My office, L3-312, is one floor up from the main floor of the Library on the Waterloo campus. Come up the stairs, then walk straight ahead.