Because both of these databases cover all subject areas, they are excellent starting points for urban studies topics. Academic Search Complete includes not just scholarly research, but newspaper and magazine articles as well.
Use Advanced Search in Access World News to limit your search by geography. For example, you can limit your search to newspapers in Washington state.
Use the specialized databases below to locate articles on specific topics in the journals listed on the left. Note: Different databases index different journals & periodicals. No single database indexes all journals & periodicals.
Google Scholar searches across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. These resources can be very useful, but keep in mind not all of them are peer-reviewed.
How to access UW Restricted materials in Google Scholar:
Tip: If you don't see the "University of Washington - Full Text @ UW" link on the first page of results, click the ">" icon to see more results.