Urban Honors Program: Get Started

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Joan Petit
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In This Guide

The "Urban Honors" Program introduces you to critical skills in reading, writing, and research through the lens of the urban environment. The focus of this guide is to help you find, evaluate, and obtain the resources you need to conduct your research.

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:

Your Thesis - Tips on developing and refining your thesis statement

Starting a Literature Review - gives helpful hints on how to get started, created by Lisa Molinelli

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.

Urban Studies - find resources related to urban studies.

Citing Sources - find information to properly cite your research sources.

Plagiarism - describes what it is and how to avoid it.

Many of the resources used in this guide were identified throug Emily Ford's Urban Studies & Planning guide. 

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