Faculty Publications

Title

Finding the right place to live: Sources of geographic relocation information

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Reference Librarian

Volume

16

Issue

36

First Page

121

Last Page

138

Abstract

People move for reasons as varied as economic necessity or the desire to improve their quality of life. Research has shown that moving can be an extremely stressful life event. Libraries can reduce the stress of relocation by providing to those moving information about the area to which they are relocating. Sources and information seeking strategies appropriate to gathering information related to the history, geography, demography, cost of living, climate, educational system, and the cultural, religious, and political environments of different areas, especially smaller cities and towns, are discussed. © 1992 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1992

DOI of published version

10.1300/J120v16n36_12

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