PLAI 500 - Uncovering Secrets: A Detective’s Toolkit to Discovering Montreal

This guide provides a select list to suggested readings and resources for PLAI 500 students.
It will continue to be updated throughout the Winter 2017 term.


SUBJECT GUIDES
A list of selected library guides related to course topics and themes.


DIGITAL PROJECTS AND ONLINE COLLECTIONS
Library, archives, and museum materials can be found digitized or in print from a number of different resources.


BOOKS, ARTICLES, ANDOTHER MEDIA RESOURCES
Works published by guest speakers, and related materials

RELATED RESOURCES mentioned in class


URBAN MAPS AND DATA (MONTREAL)
These materials come in a variety of formats, including pdfs, shapefiles, and xls and therefore may require specialized software to use them.


POPULATION CENSUS DATA AND REFERENCE MAPS


ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH - RESIDENCES

Who built my house?

Are There Photographs of My House?

Who Lived in My House?

How Old is My House?


ARCHITECTURAL RESOURCES - PUBLIC BUILDINGS

What is the history of this building?

Where can I find information about industrial buildings?

Where can I find information about hospital buildings?


WEB-BASED TOOLS FOR VISUALIZATION, MAPPING, & TEXT ANALYSIS

For a more comprehensive list of digital tools for scholarly use, see DiRT

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