In This Guide
The School of Urban Studies & Planning at Portland State University offers multidisciplinary programs and houses several research institutes. They all focus on a common goal-- understanding metropolitan regions, issues, and policies. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of Urban Studies & Planning research, you'll find use of the resources listed in this guide, but may also wish to explore the related guides linked on this page.
Whether you're looking for books, articles, or reports, you'll need to learn how to narrow and broaden your searches, and you'll need to know how to use the various tools to find these items.
This guide will help you with all of these things, but you might also start with PSU's Library Research Tutorial to brush-up on your library and research skills.
Use the tabs above to navigate through the following pages of the guide:
Find Books - find print and eBooks and learn how the library can get you books we don't have in our collection.
Find Articles - search for articles online and in print. Recommends the best resources for finding articles.
Find Statistics/Demographics - find the best places for statistics useful for research and study of urban studies and planning.
Real Estate Development - find the best places to research Real Estate Development topics.
Community Development - find the best resources for community development researcg topics.
Planning - find the best planning resources, including GIS resources.
Urban Studies - find resources related to urban studies.
Transportation - find transportation research resources.
Citing Sources - find information to properly cite your research sources.
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