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Philadelphia Schools and Neighborhoods: 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 - The primarily platform for Census data.
  • 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

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Librarian for the Graduate School of Education

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Today's Newspaper

Glide through the pages of PDF versions of today's and 2-3 months of U.S. and International Newspapers  Create account for additional features.

Browse Scholarly Journals by Journal title, ISSN, and Broad Subject Categories

BrowZine (miss a quiet reading room, browse journals here!!)

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.