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Urban Studies - Research Guide: Overview

Guide to resources in urban studies


This guide is intended to help students find resources related to Urban Studies.

Research Design

Reference Sources

Reference works make excellent starting points for research; they provide concise articles on key topics by scholars of the field, often accompanied by suggestions for further reading. The sources listed below are print volumes shelved in Van Pelt Library Reference Stacks, on the first floor of Van Pelt, unless otherwise noted. Sage Knowledge can be used to search across many reference titles.

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