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URBS 3994: Urban Studies Senior Seminar In New York City Field Research (Miranda)

Prof. Chandler Miranda, Fall 2020

About this guide

overhead view of cityscape Welcome! This page highlights key resources for conducting effective research for Prof. Chandler Miranda's New York City Field Research senior 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
  • 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
  • Resources for citing your sources and writing in urban studies
  • Tips to to help keep textbook costs down
  • Information about remote library services

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.