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PS 0859 The Making of American Society: Politics, Change, and Culture Wars - Wal-Mart: Location / Community

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Location / Community

Find a walmart store near you

Philadelphia Inquirer (1981-present) Try searching for Walmart AND [name of location] for sites around the Philadelphia area  

Philadelphia Daily News Try searching for Walmart AND [name of location] for sites around the Philadelphia area 

Proquest Newsstand Find papers from other states and cities here.

Pennsylvanina Newspapers UNSPL guide to web pages for most newpapers in PA (not Delco Daily Times) and all other states. Most sites are searchable for the last few years.

Philadelphia neighborhoodBase Searchable database of data and descriptions of Philadelphia neighborhoods from the University of Pennsylvania's Cartographic Modeling Lab

American FactFinder U.S. Census "Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community."

ZIP Code Statistics U.S. Census Bureau statistics

SimplyMap can be a little tricky to use, but you can create detailed reports on a surrounding location or zip code.  It requires registration with your Temple email address to identify you with Temple.

You can find a number of "free" web sites with zip code demographics.  Usually, they don't tell you the source or age of their data, which makes them useless as a reputable source, but they can give you ideas about what to look for in the sources above. For example, and MyBestSegments

Academic Search Premier   is a database that links you to articles from national and scholarly sources that address issues more generally.  A link here is to a search for the company name Wal-mart to which you can either narrow to a publication type (try Academic) or add words to make the search more specific.  You can also use this for general articles on food production and ingredients. For example, Wal-mart AND employ*.

Business Source Premier - magazine, trade publications and academic journals related to business and economics. Search is similar to Academic Search Premier, for example Wal-mart AND employ*

See also the review article WalMart and Local Economic Development: A Survey.


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