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Urban Studies: Getting Started

Research Tips

  • Use encyclopedias and handbooks to find background information and educate yourself about possible topics
  • Think of all the words and synonyms related to your topic before your begin searching
  • Try subject terms that begin with urban or urbanization or city or cities or metropolitan
  • Browse database subject lists to generate ideas
  • Remember to stop occasionally and assess what you're finding
  • Locate some books on the shelves and take time to look at them

General Encyclopedias

Subject Specific Encyclopedias

World Cities

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