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ENGL 101+ -- LA NEIGHBORHOODS & PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY

This guide contains recommendations on resources, search tips, as well as information about citing your sources in MLA 8 style format for your research assignment on LA Neighborhoods and PsychoGeography

PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY

In Psychogeography, you study the impact of a particular geographic area on the activities, behavior and attitudes of the people living there.  This could be a town or city or a smaller neighborhood within that town or city.  In this course, you are exploring the impact of Los Angeles County cities, towns and neighborhoods on their inhabitants. 

For your research assignment on this topic, you will use both primary sources (firsthand accounts from people living in a specific neighborhood) and secondary sources (assessment, history and/or description of a neighborhood based on evaluations and analysis of primary sources and fieldwork by the author of the secondary source) as well as fieldwork in your neighborhood.  Recommendations and suggestions for each of these source types are available in the tabs on the left.

SOURCES ON THE GENERAL TOPIC OF PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY

You can search in the collection by using any of the following search terms: Human geography, Geographical perception, Geography - Psychological aspects, Human beings-Effect of environment on, Urban Renewal. Some recent books on this topic are listed below. 

If it is an electronic book, select the last link at the bottom of the page to get to the fulltext of the book. Once there, you can also search for specific terms within the book. Your login to access ebooks remotely will be the same as your login for your Canvas account. 

The books in these categories are great entries into discovering a theme or concept that appeals to you that you may not have thought of before. This theme can be the anchor for your entire paper on your chosen neighborhood. 

EBOOK SOURCES ON THE GENERAL TOPIC OF PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY

You can search in the library's collection using any of the following search terms: Human geography, Geographical perception, Geography - Psychological aspects, Human beings-Effect of environment on, Urban Renewal. Some recent books on this topic are listed below. 

If it is an eBook, select the last link at the bottom of the page to get to the fulltext of the book. Once there, you can also search for specific terms within the book. If you are off campus and you want to access an eBook, you will be asked for your student ID and your password (same as Canvas login). 

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