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URBS 3992-001: Urban Studies Senior Seminar: The Built Environment (Throop)

Prof. Rachel Throop, Fall 2023

Jennie Correia, Social Sciences Librarian

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About this guide

""Welcome! This page highlights key resources for conducting effective research for Prof. Rachel Throop's senior seminar, The Built Environment, 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
  • Database for locating news articles, transcripts, and videos
  • Reliable sources of data and statistics
  • Places to find maps and GIS resources
  • How to find primary sources and archival collections
  • Qualitative research methods tutorials and handbooks
  • 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

Image: "The Interwoven Cityscape" by Peter Alfred Hess, 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.