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Geography & Planning AND Spatially Integrated Social Sciences (SISS): GEPL 4310-971/5310; LST 4980-971

Resources for Students and Faculty in the Geography & Planning and the Spatially Integrated Social Sciences (SISS) programs

Geography of Gypsies (Romanies) and Travelers:GEPL 4310-971; LST 4980-971

The resources featured in this guide were selected to assist students in completing assignments and research projects.  The University Libraries maintain a dedicated collection in print and electronic formats (books, eBook, and mostly electronic research databases), and researchers may certainly explore open access resources (books and periodicals) on the Internet.  Evaluating your sources based on reliability, credibility, bias, timeliness, authority, and relevance is key to locating the best resources for your assignments and research projects. 

A significant amount of archived and current information is available on the Gypsies (Romanies) and Travelers Website [LINK] currently undergoing revision 


Books on the Romanies are groups in the DX call number range (DX 101-301):

DX - Romanies [link]

Romani Collection [link]

Romanies (subject) [link]

Alternate (and outdated) subject descriptors like Gypsy, Gypsies, Travelers (or Travellers), Tinkers, Zigeuner, Gitano, and others are likely to redirect your searches to Romanies and Romani.

Other Resources for Books:

Directory of Open Access Books -- Romanies [link] - a collection of open-access peer reviewed books.

OhioLINK Catalog [link] -- Ohio-wide searching: Romanies (you can request a book to be delivered to the UToledo Library of your choice)

WorldCat Catalog - Romanies [link] -- National searches for books that you can request via an Interlibrary loan.

Get Started with the ILLIAD and the Interlibrary Loan Process [link]

Theses and Dissertations

OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Center -- Romanies [link] -- Ohio-wide collections of ETDs available for download

Web Resources

Research Databases

Use the recommended electronic resources for assignments and research projects.  Although you can use the same main subject keywords (Romanies, Romani, Romany), individual articles will also list additional author-provided keywords for further research. The selection of databases below present an interdisciplinary base for searching while some are specific to medical (PubMed) or behavioral (APA PychInfo) sciences.

Maps and Geospatial Data on Romanies

Many historical maps and emerging geospatial data sets enable researchers to gather up-do-date and historical geographical data on Romanies

Romani Music

Romanies in images (archives)

These resources include image databases and digital repositories containing historical images of the Romani communities.