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Urban and Community Studies Subject Guide — Find Articles

This guide will help you identify and access a variety of sources pertaining to urban and community studies.

Where to Find Articles?

There are two types of articles that you can find in our databases: scholarly/peer-reviewed articles and popular press articles.  Most databases will indicate which type of article you found in the results. Below are best bets for getting started with Urban Studies research:

To see a full list of databases pertaining to Urban and Community Studies click here.

Is it scholarly?

Specialized appeal: publication includes research articles and reviews and is marketed to educators, universities, and libraries

"Peer-reviewed" and referred: articles critiqued by experts in the field before publication

Audience: scholars, researchers, professors, college students

Authors: experts in field, affiliated with a research organization or university

Jargon: technical language

Includes citations: bibliographies, references, notes, and any source of facts used in the article

Specialized content: original research meant to advance discipline