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Urban Studies: Find Articles

Suggestions for getting started on your research for Urban Studies classes

Featured databases

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.

Featured urban studies journals


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.

Databases for scholarly articles, research, and news

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.

What about Google Scholar?

Google Scholar

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:

  1. From the Google Scholar homepage
  2. On the next page, click the "Library links" option that appears in the left-hand menu.
  3. Using the search box, search on "University of Washington" to reveal the access link labeled "University of Washington - Full Text @ UW." Check the box next to this option, then click "save."

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. ‚Äč

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