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Choosing a Database

Since Urban & Regional Planning is quite interdisciplinary, you need to think about what discipline would cover your issue. Below are links for useful disciplinary databases. If you are unsure, try the following all-subjects databases and note what disciplinary journals the relevant articles come from.

 

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Business, Public Administration or Budgeting Issues

Public Policy Issues

  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts -- 1975-present
    Covers political science, international relations, law and public administration from around 1500 journals.
  • JSTOR
    Full-text back files of over 60 political science journals from the first issue up to 3-5 years ago, including American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, etc. Also includes another 900 core scholarly journals in the arts, business, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCOhost)
    Comprehensive database for sociology, with some coverage of political science and criminal justice. Covers over 2500 journals, along with relevant books and conference proceedings. Includes over 10,000 author profiles.
  • LexisNexis Academic Legal
    Full-text articles from over 500 law reviews & 300 legal magazines/newspapers; federal & state court cases (including the ability to Shepardize) and federal & state codes.
  • Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCOhost) -- 1984-present
    Indexing and abstracts for over 625 social science periodicals, including over 400 peer-reviewed journals. Full text of some 215 journals back to 1995.

Engineering or Scientific Issues

Social Issues

  • SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCOhost)
    Comprehensive database for sociology. Covers over 2500 journals, along with relevant books and conference proceedings. Includes over 10,000 author profiles.
  • JSTOR
    Full-text back files of over 70 sociology journals from the first issue up to 3-5 years ago, including Social Forces, Sociological Quarterly, etc. Also includes another 900 core scholarly journals in the arts, business, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
  • Sage Journals Online
    Full-text articles from nearly 475 social sciences & humanities journals, back to 1999. Indexing only for articles older than 1999 & around 30 journals this library does not subscribe to. Click "Sage Content Available to Me" to limit to full text.
  • Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCOhost) -- 1984-present
    Indexing and abstracts for over 625 social science periodicals, including over 400 peer-reviewed journals. Full text of some 215 journals back to 1995.

Architectural Issues

Set Up RefWorks Account

"Online bibliographic citation manager," meaning it will help you collect, organize and cite your sources. Click the link below and set up an individual account. [More information]

  • RefWorks  
      
    Online bibliographic citation manager. After registration, you can use this program to import references from research databases into folders, then format them in any of more than 100 citation styles.

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