URBAN STUDIES 401
Travel Study: New Orleans
What information is on this Web page?
LOCATING ADDITIONAL READINGS FROM YOUR SYLLABUS
Use I-Share to find the books on your Additional Readings list, and Citation Linker to find the articles.
INTERNET RESOURCES ON NEW ORLEANS
SOME RECOMMENDED PLACES TO START INTERNET SEARCHING:
Google will just find sites for you. It will not tell you whether or not those sites are accurate, or unbiased, or current. Google also cannot tell you whether or not a website is useful to you--for your project. Just because a website comes up in a top-ten Google result list doesn't mean that information is useful to you. You have to evaluate websites--see the links below to help you think about how to do that.
Wikipedia can be useful to help you get started finding information. But because anybody can edit a Wikipedia page, you have to take information you find there with a grain of salt. Wikipedia should never be used as more than a starting place for getting some background information, and then only as one of many. Always check Wikipedia facts against what you are finding elsewhere.
City of New Orleans - the city's official Web site, includes information about the mayor's office and city departments such as the police department
Yahoo! New Orleans - A good place to start when searching for New Orleans information. There are browsable sections on transportation, community, news and media, or just use it as a search engine.
Fodor's Mini-Guide: New Orleans - from the makers of the famous travel guides, a quick guide to city attractions; be sure to look at the Web Links
Frommer's Guide: New Orleans - includes links to Useful Web Sites, and various maps of the area
New Orleans Information Sources - compiled by staff at the New Orleans Public Library; see also Local Government Information Sources
New Orleans.com - includes search capabilities, also available are statistics and information - look under "Learn about N.O."
Soul of New Orleans - part of the New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network
Best of New Orleans - "The ultimate guide for visitors"
Hurricane Katrina Resources - this Buehler Library page contains many links to websites related to Hurricane Katrina
NEW ORLEANS NEWS SOURCES
New Orleans news is available from a variety
of sources. Here are some options:
|The Times-Picayune||New Orleans' daily newspaper. This is the commercial site, and contains current news, links to local attractions, etc. To search older issues of the Times-Picayune, see Academic Universe below.|
|Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe||Articles from 1991-date from the Times-Picayune, New Orleans' daily newspaper. To find articles from this newspaper, Click the Sources tab on the top of the page, then type Times Picayune in the "Find a Source" search box in the upper righthand corner and click Search. Click on both of the options for the Times Picayune, and click the red OK button on the right. You will then have a searchbox that will just search that paper for articles.|
USING AND CITING INFORMATION SOURCES
Using and Evaluating Information Sources