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URBS 3450: Neighborhood and Community Development

Prof. Mary Rocco - Spring 2020

About this guide

""Welcome! This page highlights key resources for conducting effective research for Prof. Mary Rocco's Neighborhood and Community Development course. 

This guide highlights key resources for conducting effective information research in urban studies, including the following: 

  • Reference sources to find background information on urban studies topics
  • Suggested books about the Bronx and catalogs to find additional books in print and online
  • Reliable sources of data and statistics on neighborhoods in New York City
  • Lists of Bronx community organizations and cultural institutions
  • Databases to search for scholarly journal articles, reviews, and policy reports
  • Recommendations 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

Image: "Winter scene, Bronx River, New York", Illustrated Postcard & Novelty Co., 1910, via NYPL Digital Collections.

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.