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URBS 3308: Introduction to Urban Ethnographies

Prof. Amelia Simone Herbert, Fall 2023

About this guide

Interrior photograph of Vasquez Grocery Store ca. 1977-1978, featuring sales person behind counter and fully stocked shelvesWelcome! This page highlights key resources for conducting effective research for Prof. Amelia Simone Herbert's Intro to Urban Ethnographies, including the following:

  • General Urban Studies reference sources to find background information on a topic
  • Resources on the theory and practice of ethnography
  • Catalogs and search tips to find books in print and online
  • Databases for locating scholarly journal articles, reviews, and policy reports
  • Database for locating news articles, transcripts, and videos
  • Resources for citing your sources and writing in urban studies
  • Tips to to help keep textbook costs down

If you need assistance identifying additional resources, search terms or strategies, please schedule a research consultation

Image: Vasquez Grocery Store. Joe Conzo, Jr. photographs and ephemera, #8091. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

Background information

Consult scholarly reference sources to get an overview of a topic, an introduction to a theory, definitions to discipline-specific terms, and more.