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Place Based Research

Tips for researching neighborhoods, buildings, historic districts, and more. Covers architectural, historical, and socio-political dimensions of place-based research and use of archival, library, and web materials.


Ecology is an interdisciplinary field that involves the study of the relationships between environments and people. While ecological research is often centered around biological relationships and natural environments, the subfield of human ecology also considers social relationships and built environments. 

Built Environment: Databases & Government Sources

Natural Environment & Conservation: Databases & Government Sources