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Suggested Databases and Electronic Journals:

  • Alternative Press Index, 1991 โ€” present. Indexes journals covering cultural, economic, political and social change. Provides extensive coverage of urban development.
  • Alt-PressWatch. Provides fulltext of "a collection of newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press."
  • America: History and Life, 1964 โ€” present. Includes abstracts of articles, dissertations, and book reviews of the U.S. and Canada from pre-history to the present.
  • Journal of Planning Literature. Principle finding aid for planning literature. Location: Engineering Library, shelved by title 1986-1992. Available in digital from 1999 to current.
  • Avery index to architectural periodicals: Offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles published worldwide on architecture and design, archaeology, city planning, interior design, and historic preservation. Coverage is from 1934 to the present
  • PAIS International and PAISArchive(Public Affairs Information Service), 1915 โ€” present. Indexes social and public policy literature.
  • PolicyFile. Indexes research reports from public policy think tanks, university research programs, research organizations and publishers.