Land Use: Books & eBooks

Selected Books & eBooks

Browse for Books in the Library

Sometimes browsing the library stacks can help you find books you didn't even know you were looking for. The following are good areas to peruse.

  • GB3-5030 -- Physical Geography
  • GE170-190 -- Environmental Policy
  • GE300-350 -- Environmental Management
  • GF125 -- Cities. Urban geography
  • GF127 -- Rural Settlements. Rural Geography
  • HD101-1395.5 -- Land Use
  • HD1401-2210 -- Agriculture
  • K3581-3598 -- Environmental Law

Maps of the library are available at the 2nd floor Reference Desk, elevator lobbies, and also online.

PSU Library Catalog - Book Search


Results include both print and ebooks, available from Portland State Library and the Summit Libraries.

Find Books by Subject

After you find a useful book, look under the "Details" tab of the book's catalog entry at "Subjects." Here you'll find a list of related subjects that you might consider adding to your search. You can also click on a subject link in the record, e.g. clicking on "Environmental impact analysis" would bring up a list of all the Library's books, journals, etc. on that topic.  subject search for e books

Useful Subjects

Here's a list of subjects that might interest you. You might consider using some of them as search terms to see if you get better results.

Subjects in Land Use

  • City Planning and Redevelopment Law

  • Conservation Easements

  • Environmental Policy

  • Land Tenure

  • Land Trusts

  • Land Use, Rural

  • Land Use, Urban

  • Natural Areas

  • Regional Economics

  • Regional Planning

  • Rural Development

  • Zoning


How to find eBooks in the Library Catalog

We collect eBooks whenever possible. After you execute a search in the Portland State Library catalog, click on the "eBooks" facet to limit your search results to only ebooks.

limit options in catalog

Records for eBooks look like this:
online access link for an e book in catalog