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URBS 3546: Carceral Geographies (Urban Studies Junior Seminar)

Prof. Siener, Spring 2024

About this guide

""Welcome! This page highlights key resources for conducting effective research for Prof. Christian Siener's junior seminar, 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 archives & primary source collections
  • Selected zines in the Barnard zine library
  • Reliable sources of data and statistics
  • 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: "Bail Bonds" by  ajay_suresh, via flickr

Other Library Research Guides

Thanks to Eve Glazier '23 for locating these resources!

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.