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Philadelphia Schools and Neighborhoods: Overview

Overview

The purpose of this guide is to gather a broad range of resources related to Philadelphia that might be of use in studying the area around a particular school.  Suggestions are welcome.

Philadelphia Histories

School / Neighborhood Data

School-related Data

Census Data and more

  • Census Data  - data.census.gov
  • Social Explorer - Interactive interface to census data from 1790 to the most recently available data. (PennKey required).
  • PolicyMap - Create maps at various geographies using a wide range of data sources, including Census data. (PennKey required).

For more detailed information and instructions see: Census and other data

Recent Works on Philadelphia

Background information ...

Today's Newspaper

Browse Journal Tables of Contents

BrowZine - Table of contents of recent issues of many scholarly journals in all fields. Connect to full-text. Create personalized shelves. Search by journal title, ISSN, and subject categories.  App available. 

Librarian & Coordinator for Social Sciences Collections

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Lauris Olson
Contact:
University of Pennsylvania Libraries
203 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
University of Pennsylvania
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
U.S.A.
215-898-0119
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