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GEOG/URBS 250: Urban Geography

Research Workshop


Access more urban studies and human geography journals in Library Search. 


Projects for GEOG/URBS 250 should follow standard MLA or Chicago formatting and style guidelines.

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Elizabeth Salmon
Main Library Rm. 117
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Research Workshop

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Using a combination of keywords and subject headings will likely bring you the most success when searching for relevant sources, particularly so when conducting interdisciplinary research. 

  • keywords - words that describe the main concepts of your research 
    • for exp. blockbusting; urban life; built environment
  • subject headings - controlled vocabulary that describe a topic and subtopic in a standardized, consistent way
    • for exp. Cities and towns; Cities, countries, regions; Community development; Architecture; Land use; Education, urban; Sociology, urban; Housing policy; Inner cities; Urban economics; Urban geography; Urban policy; Urban renewal; Urban studies

Library of Congress (LC) subject heading classifications are most commonly used, however article databases, such a JSTOR, may use their own subject headings. Find subject headings by viewing the full details of the source, use the database's subject list/ thesaurus if available, or look to filter your search results by subject. 

Example: Storper, Michael. Keys to the City: How Economics, Institutions, Social Interaction, and Politics Shape Development. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013.

Narrowing a Broad Topic - Keyword Brainstorm

Add potential keywords/search terms below or on this site.

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Print books on Urban Geography are located in 2 different call number ranges: