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|Library of Congress Classifications|
|To study community development, you need to look at three perspectives, 1. Physical (civil engineering, architecture, construction science and urban planning), 2. Economics (business and public administration), and 3. Social (social work, history, and political science). Here are relevant subjects of community development’s classification:
|Selected Reference Books|
EI Compendex Web http://www.engineeringvillage2.org/controller/servlet/Controller?EISESSION=1_1e1962d11c2ed159d26ca2ses2&CID=quickSearch&database=3
Sanborn – Texas Maps http://sanborn.umi.com/
World Cat http://www.pvamu.edu/pages/3649.asp#W
|US Department of Housing & Urban Development (http://www.hud.gov/)
Website from the US Department of Housing, full of important information for community development
Center for Rural Affairs (http://www.cfra.org/community)
This is the home-page of the Center for Rural Affairs “was established in 1973 as a nonprofit by rural Nebraskans and had since grown to a nationally recognized policy analysis and advocacy organization focused on the upper Midwest and Great Plains. In recent years our national grassroots base has grown to nearly 30,000 individuals including people in all 50 states” (home “about us”). A lot of useful information including free monthly newsletter.
Community Tool Box (http://ctb.ku.edu/en/Default.htm)
This website provides hundred of links (click “connect with others”, you will see “links to other online resources”). This site has been developing (ongoing) by the work group for community health and development department at the University of Kansas. The tool box provides over 7,000 pages of practical information to support your work in promoting community health and development.
Community Development Society (http://comm-dev.org/)
Home page of the organization which provides promotions for community leadership and development: if you join the membership (must pay), you will receive conference and publication information, job posting, and listserve.
Census (http://www.census.gov/) source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data
Center for Community Stewardship (http://www.stewardacademy.com/)
National Association of Counties (http://www.naco.org/)
National League of Cities (http://www.nlc.org/)
United States House of Representatives (http://www.house.gov/)
The White House (http://www.whitehouse.gov/)
Texas Historic Sites Atlas –History on your desktop
All are available in the periodical room (1st floor)
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