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URBS 3440: Shrinking Cities

Prof. Claire Panetta, Fall 2022

About this guide

""Welcome! This page highlights key resources for conducting effective research for Shrinking Cities. 

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
  • Reliable sources of data, statistics, and GIS info for the city your group is studying
  • Digital primary source suggestions (images, historic maps, etc.) for the city your group is studying
  • Catalogs and search tips to find books in print and online
  • Databases for locating scholarly journal articles, reviews, and policy reports
  • Databases 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

If you need assistance organizing, analyzing, or visualizing data sets, please visit the Empirical Reasoning Center (ERC).

Image: "Untitled", Philadelphia, PA, June 22, 2014 by inafreeland (Dan), via flickr

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.