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- Encyclopedia of Urban Studies
Covers all aspects of cities, their suburbs, and other urban areas. Includes urban economics, urban planning, urban architecture, urban ecology, urban transportation systems, urban politics, and urban social relations.
- American Fact Finder
Find demographic information for US cities. Search "Geographies" for Metro Statistical Area/Micro Statistical Area or CSA. Choose a "Topic" for which you would like information.
- Urban Development Data from the World Bank
- World Urbanization Prospects, 2011 Revision Highlights
Published by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division in April 2012
- Countries and their Cultures
Focuses on the cultures of countries around the world. Published in 2001 so some information is not up-to-date.
- CIA World Factbook
For more up-to-date basic information on specific countries
This guide points to important sources of reliable information that will be useful in completing the research assignment for Urban Anthropology.
Search multiple library search engines at one time. Limit to scholarly items, journal articles, by date range.
- Google Scholar
Find scholarly books and articles.
- Academic Search Complete
Journals and magazines covering many topics in social science and humanties
- Web of Science
Find links to articles in the social sciences. Often includes a paper's references and also lists who has cited a paper.
Search publications of the American Anthropological Association
- Anthropology Plus
Link to journal articles, reports, commentaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology; ethnology, archaeology, folklore; and material culture.
- International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
Search for articles in the fields of Anthropology, Economics,
Political Science, and Sociology
- History Search
Search for articles about the history of the world
- Sociological Abstracts
Find articles on the sociological aspects of urbanization and urban life
Find articles on public policy, social policy, and the social sciences
- City and Society
The journal of the Society for Urban, National and Transnational/Global Anthropology, promotes debate and conceptual development in urban, national, and transnational anthropology, particularly in their interrelationships.
- International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
Focuses on urban and regional research
- City, Culture, and Society
Publishes research on cities and fosters the sort of urban administration that has the vision and authority to reinvent cities adapted to the challenges of the 21st century
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