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This guide brings together resources from several other guides -- my hope is that it'll be easier to find the materials you need for researching social issues, industry and individual companies.  For more, please consult the guides linked below the table of contents area.

Immediately below are links to: 
  –   Instructions for off-campus access to library resources
  –   news sources for the city and area
  –   health data sources also for the area

Then there are some starting points for specific topics: use the menu in the left margin to go to specific topics.

Off campus access methods (authentication)

  • Library Login:  This method (a proxy server) is quick and easy, and requires no setup.  But a few databases will not work with it, and it is less reliable when there is heavy internet traffic or a slow connection.
  • VPN (virtual private network): The VPN requires you to download an app onto both your cell phone and your computer.  It is much more reliable during times of heavy internet traffic, and is well worth the necessary setup time. Outline of the steps required for the VPN:
    1. Find detailed VPN instructions here.
    2. Email ITS ( to ask for "the VPN registration invitation email".
    3. When you receive that email invitation, register for Duo Mobile.
    4. Download the Duo Mobile app onto your cell phone. Make sure you allow push notifications for it.
    5. Download the GlobalProtect app onto your computer.

Although the detailed instructions page refers you to Information Technology Services for help, at the Raynor Information Desk we can also help with some parts of the process.  Give us a call at (414) 288-7556.


News sources:

Government sites:

Health resources

Sources for more local data and information on Milwaukee and/or Wisconsin.

Sustainability at Marquette

Below are links to relevant Marquette webpages ...

Student efforts and initiatives:

Climate change in Milwaukee and Wisconsin

Below are links to:  Milwaukee (city) offices, news organizations, nonprofits and more.



In Milwaukee:

Water issues

About the Great Lakes:

In Milwaukee:

Meat industry, meat consumption

Environmental concerns:

Health and nutrition:

Labor issues:

All about the working conditions for workers in this industry.

Paper use reduction

Why reduce paper use?

First, some of the reasons why one should try to reduce paper usage!


I'm quite certain that you will be just as good at Google searching for this as I am, if not better! 

But here are a couple of examples I found that look good.  Yes, they are focused more on the office setting, but many of these strategies are equally relevant to individuals.

Eating locally

This challenge or topic may be harder to find background information on, simply because it touches on so many separate issues.  Among them: 

  • sustainable agriculture (includes water use, land degradation and erosion, non-point pollution)
  • labor practices, for both farm workers and retail workers
  • transportation and logistics, and more. 
Example of "eat local" challenge:

You'll find more I'm sure, but this one has received a lot of attention.

Examples of Milwaukee / Wisconsin eat local resources:
From non-governmental orgs:
Odds and ends: