Research & Writing Guides
In addition to the Chicago Manual of Style, the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation will be helpful for specific instruction and examples of how to cite:
A selection of books that provide insight into notable planning theories.
Searching for Books
When searching for books, try searching in the catalog for a specific city name combined with your topic. For example, city planning raleigh will find all results with city planning -- north carolina -- raleigh in the subject headings, and the most relevant materials related to planning in the city of Raleigh, NC. The following is a list of suggested subject headings:
Classic Plans - Chicago 1909
Classic Plans - New York 1929
Classic Plans - Radburn 1929
Film & Video
Selected Resources & Article Databases
Article searching tips
When searching the preceding databases, use these tips for better results:
- Use wildcard characters: If searching for economic conditions, type the word econ* with an astericks. That will return economies, economic, economist and any other word that starts with [e c o n].
- Use quotes: When searching for two words, quotes will search for the words when they're next to each other. Thomas Jefferson will return articles with Thomas Payne and Jefferson Starship. But when "Thomas Jefferson" is searched, only those articles with his name will be returned.