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URBS 400: Senior Seminar: Overview


This guide is intended to assist students in URBS 400: Senior Seminar, with resources for conducting research on Urban Studies topics. Related guides include:

Research Competencies

  • Evaluating the quality of sources and determining which are scholarly articles or books appropriate for a senior seminar.
  • Knowing there are enough citations for a paper's bibliography.
  • Quoting or paraphrasing in a way that does not overstep boundaries of what is legitimate.
  • Doing qualitative data analysis
  • Formatting citations for the bibliography and managing references.
  • Finding and using archival or photographic material about Philadelphia.
  • Using or presenting spatial information, working with maps or geographic information systems.
  • Knowing where to look on the library website for sources and references.
  • Locating and working with data and statistics collected elsewhere.

Subject Guide

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