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Urban Studies: Find Books

Suggestions for getting started on your research for Urban Studies classes

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Tips for searching for Books in Urban Studies

  • Think of all the urban-related synonyms such as:
    • city or cities
    • urbanization
    • suburbs
    • metropolitan

Use these in your keyword searches

  • Explore the subject terms for urban-related topics such as:
    • City Planning
    • Community Development
    • Urban Anthropology
    • Public Spaces
  • Limit searching to Tacoma so that you can physically locate a book within a few minutes of identifying it.  Go to Advanced Search in the search box above and change the "search scope" to UW Tacoma Library.

A sampling of urban studies books at UWT Library

Use the UW Libraries Search to locate more books on these topics and others.