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Table of Contents:

Demographic Information
Other Demographic Information
Site Selection Analysis
Supply Analysis
Other Useful Resources
E-Journals (Entire articles)
Databases (Use to find articles)
UNISTAR (Rod Library's online catalog)

Demographic

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

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

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)
This site provides free access to Iowa geographic map data through an online map viewer and through GIS web map server (WMS) connections.

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 Surveys
UNI Documents  A57.38:B 56

Climates of the States
UNI Reference  QC983 C55

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

Supply Analysis

CedarNet (Includes information on various recreational activities in the Cedar Valley region.)
City of Cedar Falls: Recreation, Park & Art
City of Waterloo Leisure Services 
 

Other Useful Reference Books which contain information about Cedar Falls/Waterloo

ACCRA Cost of Living Index  (UNI Reference HD 6983 A482)

Condition of Employment  (UNI Reference HD 5725 I8 A4923)

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

County and City Data Book  (UNI Reference HA 202 A35 & Electronic format)

Demographics USA (County Edition)  (UNI Reference HF 5415.3 D462)

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

Geographic Reference Report  (UNI Reference HD 6983 G38)

Iowa Business Directory  (UNI Reference Desk HF 5065.18 158)

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

Labor Force Data (Iowa)  (UNI Reference  HD 5725 I8 A497 & Electronic format)

The Lifestyle Market Analyst  (UNI Reference  HF 5415.33.U6 L54 2008)

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

Places, Towns, and Townships  (UNI Reference HT 123 P552 2000)

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

State Profile - Iowa  (UNI Reference HC 107.I7 I5 2005)

E-Journals

Listed below are e-journals licensed or owned by Rod Library in the areas of tourism and leisure. Some of the e-journals are through a publisher's database and some are through an aggregator (third party vendor).  In most cases, you can browse the electronic journal as you would the print journal. You can often conduct a search for articles within the publication. 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. To access additional full-text journals licensed by Rod Library, view the online journal by subject list.

Databases - (Use to find articles)

Search databases via Rod Library Panther Prowler
Off-Campus Access Instructions

Information concerning tourism 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 field of study. Many Rod Library electronic resources contain the complete 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. 

Academic OneFile*
Rod Library Databases A-Z page.
Academic OneFile covers a wide range of subjects, including recreation and leisure services.  Many articles are available full text within the database. Click on the Find it linker to determine if Rod Library has full access to the article in electronic or print formats or if Rod Library has NO access to the article.

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. Click on the Find it linker located at the bottom of each record to determine if Rod Library has full access to the article in electronic or print formats 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. Click on the Find it linker located at the bottom of each record to determine if Rod Library has full access to the article in electronic or print formats or if Rod Library has NO access to the article.

ABI/INFORM Complete
Rod Library Databases A-Z page.
Indexes articles from 1971 to the present in business & economics. 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 Find it linker to determine if Rod Library has full access to the article in electronic or print formats or if Rod Library has NO access 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)
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. Few ERIC journal articles ( EJ ) are available full text in ERIC but many of them are available in other licensed resources. Click on the  Find it linker located at the bottom of each record to determine if Rod Library has full access to the article in electronic or print formats 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 located nearby on the shelves. Remember UNISTAR does not go down to the article level but you can use it to determine if Rod Library subscribes to a journal or magazine and where it is located.

Last updated: Sept. 28, 2010 Last Revised: January 30, 2006 E. Neuhaus