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URBS 3545: Urban Studies Junior Colloquium (Simms)

Prof. Angela Simms, Fall 2021

About this guide

""Welcome! This page highlights key resources for conducting effective research for Prof. Angela Simms's junior seminar: Suburbs, Racism, and the United States Opportunity Structure. 

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
  • Methods for locating primary sources and selected digital collections
  • 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
  • Remote library services

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.