I am currently in a social work class where we are researching a specific area of Duluth. My group is researching the Lincoln Park area. I was wondering if you knew any resources for this area? Or the best way to find these resources?
Here are some tips for researching a Duluth neighborhood. These examples use Lincoln Park, but you can apply these strategies to any neighborhood.
- Census data for the neighborhood is a good place to start. It looks like Lincoln Park is in zip code 55806. You can search by zip code using data.census.gov - here's an overview of the 2020 census data for Lincoln Park.
- The City of Duluth might have useful information. Browsing government sites can be difficult - if that's not working, you can try a google search like lincoln park site:duluth.mn.gov. That looks for anywhere those two words appear on a page with duluth.mn.gov in the url. Some of the results are about the park, but others are about the neighborhood. The Small Area Plan jumped out to me as a possible resource.
- Local news coverage can also be helpful. For example, you can search in the Duluth News Tribune. That link goes to a library database - it looks different from the newspaper's public site, but you won't hit paywalls.
For more information, consult the Duluth research guide.
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