The following guides may be useful for doing research in using GIS as a tool.
Geography: Resources and tools to study in Geography (via Mason).
Neighborhood Geography: Resources and tools to delineate a boundary of a neighborhood and to get its demographic data (via Mason). See the guide on how to delineate a boundary of a neighborhood using Social Explorer (via Mason).
Peer Reviewed articles covering research in fundamental and computational geographic information science, including applying geographical information science to monitoring, prediction, and decision making, as well as natural resources, social systems, computer science, cartography, surveying, geography, and engineering, in both developed and developing countries.