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URBS 3545-002: Urban Studies Junior Colloquium (Simms)

Prof. Angela Simms, Spring 2021

About this guide

""Welcome! This page highlights key resources for conducting effective research for Prof. Angela Simms's junior seminar. 

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
  • Databases for locating news articles, transcripts, and videos
  • Reliable sources of data and statistics
  • Maps and GIS resources
    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:  Home Owners' Loan Corporation (HOLC) map of Oakland, via Mapping Inequality

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.