Urban Studies

This guide is designed to introduce undergraduate students to starting points for all aspects of urban studies.

Pick a research topic

Reference sources for urban studies:

Search Omni, the library's main search box to find books or 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

Search subject-specific databases 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. For help, use Journal Searching


Dissertations and Theses Global


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

Writing Guides:

Content last reviewed: January 20, 2021