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Urban Studies: eBooks and Books

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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.

Find and access ebooks

1. Type your title or topic into UW Libraries Search.

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2. In the column on the left that says, "Refine My Results," click on "Availability: Available Online"

3. Under "Resource Type," click "eBooks" (If you don't see the Resource Type you need, click "Show More.")

4. Click "Apply Filters"

screenshot of e-book filtering, with 'Available Online' and 'ebooks' highlighted with a red box. A red arrow points to 'Apply Filters' link.



5. Select an eBook title and click on the title for the item. Then, you can click on the link available in the "View It" section to access the eBook.

ebook title on HTML and CSS in search results with a red arrow pointing to the title indicating to click the title to access the item.

shows view it section and a box around the link under the view it section showing how to properly access this title

New Urban Studies Books at the UWT Library