Friday, January 18, 2008

Urban Studies Abstracts Now Available Online

Urban Studies Abstracts, the major bibliographic index for scholarship in the field of urban studies, is now available online on the EBSCOhost search platform. The most comprehensive source for published research in urban studies, the database currently contains over 10,900 citations and abstracts for articles from over 190 journals and other periodicals, with approximately 1,200 new records added each year.

Topics covered in the database include architecture and urban design, business and employment, crime, criminal justice, and law enforcement, education, environment and resource conservation, housing and real estate, politics, government, and law, rural development, social and public services, social issues, transportation and communication, trends in urbanization and urban society, urban and regional economics, urban development and redevelopment, urban fiscal and budgetary policy, urban history, urban planning and land use, theory and research. Links to full-text articles from the Cheng Library's online journal collection are provided where available, along with pointers to journals in our print and microform collection.

The online version of Urban Studies Abstracts has been launched with backfile coverage extending to 1988, but EBSCO plans to add retrospective content back to 1973. More information about Urban Studies Abstracts, including searching tips, a list of searchable fields and field definitions, and keys to browsing the index, is available from EBSCO.

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