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URBS 3310: Race, Space and Urban Schools

Prof. Fawziah Qadir, Spring 2023

Library research workshop resources

Jennie Correia, Social Sciences Librarian

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Jennie Correia
Milstein 304

About this guide

""Welcome! This page highlights key resources for conducting effective research for Prof. Fawziah Qadir's course, Race, Space and Urban Schools. 

This guide highlights key resources for conducting effective information research in political science, including the following: 

  • Reference sources to find background information on your topic
  • Catalogs and search tips to find books in print and online
  • Databases for locating scholarly journal articles, reviews, and policy reports
  • Selected sources for local news
  • Ways to get started finding images, audio, and data visualizations 
  • Organizations publishing or collecting education policy content
  • Information about fair use, copyright, and intellectual property
  • Citation and writing guidance
  • Tips to to help keep textbook costs down
  • Remote library services 

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

Image: Public Schools - Bronx - Public School No. 114, via NYPL Digital Collections

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.