Urban Studies

This guide is designed to introduce undergraduate students to "starting point" in all aspects of urban studies.

Search Omni, the library's main search box to easily find peer-reviewed journal articles on any topic.

Remember to refine your search by selecting the following options:

  • Peer-Review journals
  • Articles

You can also limit your search to many other sources such as books/e-books, newspapers, magazines, trade publications, videos, dissertations or conference proceedings. While many sources are published in different formats and written for specific audiences, they do not have solid authority as with the scholarly, peer reviewed literature.

You can also search subject-specific databases to find journal articles. They offer many advanced search features, only contain scholarly literature and search results are more precise. 

Key databases:

Key Journals:

Social scientists most often use APA citation style. Link to APA Citation Style web guide for basic instructions.

Referencing your sources is an important part of academic writing. Why?

  • it lets you acknowledge the ideas or words of others if you use them in your work
  • it helps you to avoid plagiarism
  • it demonstrates that you are using the scholarly record and that you can provide authority for statements you make in your term paper
  • it enables readers to find the source information

Alternate Citation Guides:

Writing Guides:

Content last updated: March 27, 2020