Urban Studies

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

Pick a research topic

Key reference sources for 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-Reviewed Journals, Articles and Subject (optional) to obtain high quality, academic literature. Use the Omni Search Tips

You can also search databases by subject to find journal articles. They offer many advanced search features and offer a more focused search.

Key databases:

Key Journals:

Search Tip: Search within a specific journal using Omni. Choose 'journal search' in the top navigation bar, enter the journal title or browse by journals by category on the left side menu. When you arrive at the online journal page, look for the "Search for articles within this journal" search box.



Referencing or citing 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

‚ÄčGeographers most often use APA citation style:



Content last updated: September 24, 2020