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Demographic Information

SETA: Office of Social and Economic Trend Analysis (Iowa State University)
State of Iowa census data

Iowa Census Data Tables  (Iowa State Library)
The state data center program in the State Library of Iowa maintains a website of Iowa demographic and economic statistics.

U.S. Census Bureau (United States Department of Commerce)
U.S. Census Bureau home page

American FactFinder (U.S. Census Bureau)
Data access tool - New interactive database engine for census and economic information.

Summary Population and Housing
UNI Documents  C3.223/18:990 CPH-1-17

General Population Characteristics
UNI Documents  C2.223/6:990 CP-1-17
 

Other Demographic Information

Iowa Department of Economic Development

Iowa Economy
Iowa Workforce Development Economic News and Trends

Iowa Rural Development Council

Iowa Travel/Tourism

General Housing Characteristics
UNI Documents C3.224/3:990 CH-1-17

Population and Housing Characteristics (Iowa, outside metro areas)
UNI Documents C3.223.11L990 CPH-3-17

Summary Population and Housing
UNI Documents  C3.223/18:990 CPH-1-17

General Population Characteristics
UNI Documents  C2.223/6:990 CP-1-17
 

Site Selection Analysis

Iowa Geographic Image Map Server (Digital Aerial Photographs and U.S.G.S. Topographic Maps)
Digital Orthophoto Quarter Quads (DOQQs) and U.S.G.S. Topographic Maps

Geosam (Iowa Department of Natural Resources: Geological Survey)
Geosam is the Iowa Geological Survey Bureau's (GSB) geologic site and sample tracking program.

Natural Resources Geographic Information Systems Library (NRGIS - Iowa Department of Natural Resources)
The purpose of the NRGIS is to improve the availability, integration, and analysis of natural resource information and improve decisions regarding the management, development and protection of Iowa's natural resources.

Iowa Department of Natural Resources Geologic Survey

Topographic Maps
Map Cases. (Maps arranged by state, alphabetical by quadrangle.)

Soil Survey of Black Hawk County
UNI Documents  A57.38:B 56

Climates of the States
UNI Reference  QC983 C55

Cimatological Data: Iowa
UNI Documents C55.214/14:109
 

Supply Analysis

CedarNet (Includes information on various recreational activities in the Cedar Valley region.)

Community Organizations Directory (Waterloo Public Library and the Waterloo Chamber of Commerce)  Found Greater Cedar Valley Organizations from the Waterloo Public Library

Cedar Falls Human and Leisure Services

City of Waterloo Leisure Services

Waterloo Recreation and Sports (Waterloo Directory)
 

Other Useful Reference Books in which to Find Good Information about Cedar Falls/Waterloo

ACCRA Cost of Living Index
UNI Reference HD 6983 A482 2004

Condition of Employment
UNI Reference HD 5725 I8 A4923 2003

County Business Patterns(Iowa)
UNI Documents C3.204/3-17

County and City Data Book
UNI Reference HA 202 A35 2000

Demographics USA City Edition
UNI Reference HF 5415.3 D46 2003

Gale City and Metro Rankings Reporter
UNI Reference HT 123 G25 1994

Geographic Reference Report: Annual Report of Costs, Wages, Salaries, and Human Resources Statistics U.S. & Canada
UNI Reference HD 6983 G38 2004

Iowa Business-to-Business Sales & Marketing Directory
UNI Reference Desk HF 5065 I8 158 2002/2003

Iowa Population and Labor Force Projections
UNI Reference HD 5725 I8 162 1993-96

Iowa Sportsman's Atlas
UNI Map Reference G 1431.E63 S66 1996

Iowa's Counties
UNI Reference HA 375 I69 2001

Labor Force Data (Iowa)
UNI Reference  HD 5725 I8 A497 and electronic

The Lifestyle Market Analyst
UNI Reference  HF 5415.33.U6 L54 2004

Markets of the U.S. for Business Planners
UNI Reference  HC 106.8 M333 1996

Places, Towns, and Townships
UNI Reference HT 123 P552 1998

Profiles of America - Midwest Region
UNI Reference HT 123 P7624 1995

State Profile - Iowa
UNI Reference HC 107.I7 I5 2004
 

E-Journals

Listed below are e-journals related to leisure, youth and human services that Rod Library owns.  Some of the e-journals are through a publisher's database and some are through an aggregator (third party vendor).  In some cases, you can browse the electronic journal as you would the print. In other cases, you will have to search the database for articles from a particular journal usually in an "advance search" or "search builder" mode.  The Rod Library has access to journals in a variety of formats. To identify whether or not Rod Library has a journal in print or electronic format, conduct a Journal Title search in UNISTAR using the name of the journal.

Databases - (Use to find articles)

Search databases via Rod Library PantherProwler
Off-Campus Access Instructions

Information concerning Leisure, Youth, and Human Services can be found in a number of scholarly and popular journals and magazines. The following Rod Library databases are most useful in finding journal articles in this area. Many Rod Library  electronic resources contain the full text to articles. Select the desired database  from the Databases A-Z listing under Articles tab on the Rod Library home page. The “*” symbol located next to the database name in the list below designates that the database contains at least some full text articles.

ScienceDirect
Rod Library Databases A-Z page.
Access to over 1100 full text electronic Elsevier journals in the sciences and social sciences through this service provider. You can search MEDLINE/PubMed through this database by checking the Abstract Databases box located in the Sources field on the search screen. If you search MEDLINE/PubMed through the ScienceDirect database, the citations give the full title of the journal name instead of abbreviations unlike the MEDLINE/PubMed database accessed through the National Library of Medicine at <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/>.

Academic OneFile
Rod Library Databases A-Z page.
Academic OneFile is from the service provider InfoTrac. The database covers a wide range of subjects, including recreation and leisure services. Many articles are available full text within the database. If the full text of the article is not in the the database, click on the yellow "Find It" button to determine if Rod Library has full text access to the article in electronic format, in print format, or if Rod Library has NO access to the article.

Academic Search Elite*  
Rod Library Databases A-Z page.
Academic Search Elite is from the service provider EBSCO. The database covers a wide range of subjects, including recreation and leisure services.  Many articles are available full text within the database. If the full text of the article is not in the the database, click on the yellow "Find It" button to determine if Rod Library has full text access to the article in electronic format, in print format, or if Rod Library has NO access to the article.

PAIS International
Rod Library Databases A-Z page.
Indexes articles from 1972 to the present in public and social policy, business, economics, finance, law, international relations, public administration, government, and political science.  This is not a full text database. There may be a few full articles that are linked to in the database, in these cases look for a FTXT field and click on the link.  If there is no FTXT link, then click on the yellow "Find it" button located at the bottom of each record to determine if Rod Library has full text access to the article in electronic  format, in print format, or if Rod Library has NO access to the article.

Ethnic Newswatch*
Rod Library Databases A-Z page.
Ethnic Newswatch is an interdisciplinary and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Coverage begins in 1990 and the database offers additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press.

SPORT Discus
Rod Library Databases A-Z page.
Indexes articles from 1975 to the present in sports, physical fitness, sport science & recreation.  The database includes ATLANTES, Catalogue du Musee Olympique, and HERACLES. This is not a full text database. There may be a few full articles that are linked to in the database, in these cases look for a FTXT field and click on the link.  If there is no FTXT link, then click on the yellow "Find it" button located at the bottom of each record to determine if Rod Library has full text access to the article in electronic  format, in print format, or if Rod Library has NO access to the article.

PsycINFO
Rod Library Databases A-Z page.
Indexes the psychological literature from 1887 to the present.  For the most part this is not a full text database. There may be a few full articles that are linked to in the database, in these cases look for a FTXT field and click on the link. Click on the yellow "Find it" button located at the bottom of each record to determine if Rod Library has full text access to the article in electronic format, in print format in another database, or if Rod Library has NO access to to the article.

CINAHL
Rod Library Databases A-Z page.
Indexes articles form 1982 to the present in nursing and allied health and has some overlap with topics in recreation and leisure services.

Education Full Text*    (PowerPoint Tutorial)
Rod Library Databases A-Z page.
Indexes journal articles and documents in education from 1983 to the present.  Many full text articles are available online.

ERIC  (Flash Tutorial)(PowerPoint Tutorial)
Rod Library Databases A-Z page.
Indexes journal articles and documents in education from 1966 to the present.  An alternate free access point is AskERIC (http://ericir.syr.edu/Eric/).  Full text of recent ERIC Documents (ED items) are available through the Rod Library's licensed ERIC database.  Look for the "DL" field (DL: http://........) in the record. None of the EJ (ERIC journal articles) are full text in ERIC but many of the articles can be found full text in the Education Full Text database. Click on the  yellow "Find it" button located at the bottom of each record to determine if Rod Library has full text access to the article in electronic format, in print format, or if Rod Library has NO access to the article.

National Recreation Database

Tourism Materials - Michigan State University Extension

Dissertations

Dissertations & Theses: A&I (Proquest)
Disserations & Theses @ University of Northern Iowa (Proquest)
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

News Articles

LexisNexis Academic
Newspaper Source
Wall Street Journal

Statistics

LexisNexis Statistical Insight
 

UNISTAR (Use to find books)

Search UNISTAR
UNISTAR Guide

Use UNISTAR, the Rod Library's online catalog, to identify and locate BOOKS and other resources about tourism owned by the Rod Library. UNISTAR may be found under the Books & More tab on the Rod Library home page.  Rod Library uses the Library of Congress Subject Headings which group items by subject. Therefore, if you find one book on your topic there will be other books on the same topic nearby on the shelves. You will also want to use UNISTAR to determine if the UNI Rod Library has access to a specific journal either in print or electronically. For articles that you found were not full text in the database you were searching, do a "Title" search (Title of the journal/magazine) in UNISTAR to determine if the Rod Library has full text access to the article. Remember UNISTAR does not go down to the article level but you can determine if the Rod Library subscribes to the journal and were it is located.

Last updated: Sept 27, 2010 Last Revised: September 14, 2005 E. Neuhaus