UPP 101 Introduction to Urban Studies Fall 2003 -- Research and Information Sources Prof John A. Shuler firstname.lastname@example.org The roots of urban studies literature The field of urban studies draws its theory, research, practice from several information sources:
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Fall 2003 -- Research and Information Sources
Prof John A. Shuler
The field of urban studies draws its theory, research, practice from several information sources:
Evaluating the validity and usefulness of urban studies literature depends on how well one grasps the following conditions:
Life in traditional libraries are organized along three schemes. The first is:
The second scheme involves the use of indexes, abstracts, guides, bibliographies, and other “reference tools” to identify “non-book” material. This includes:
Examples of these kinds of indexes and abstracts include (in many cases, there are both electronic and paper versions):
In some cases, Libraries organize material into special collections, arrangements or formats. At UIC this includes:
What information sources inform the research:
What sources of information inform the research
Andreas, A.T. History of Chicago from the Earliest Period to the Present Time. Chicago: A.T. Andreas, 1884-86.
Holli, Melvin G. and Peter d'A. Jones, eds. Ethnic Chicago: a Multicultural Portrait. 4th ed. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 1995.
Holt, Glen E. and Dominic A. Pacyga. Chicago a Historical Guide to the Neighborhoods: the Loop and South Side. Chicago: Chicago Historical Society, 1979.
Pierce, Bessie Louise. A History of Chicago. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1975.
Schulze, Franz and Kevin Harrington, eds. Chicago's Famous Buildings: a Photographic Guide to the City's Architectural Landmarks and Other Notable Buildings. 4th ed., rev. and enl. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.
Chicago Fact Book Consortium, ed. Local community fact book: Chicago metropolitan area based on the 1990 census. Chicago: University of Illinois at Chicago, 1995
Taken, in part, from: Research Guides: Chicago History
Taken from: Research Guides: Chicago History
Think very carefully about your research question; just because you can frame your query does not mean that there is an answer
Understand how information is arranged or organized – and use this knowledge to enhance your research
Shuler’s law of libraries: take the amount of time it will take you to finish a project and multiply that number by three to get the actual amount of time it will take you to finish.
The concept of “urban” is based understood as a process rather than something static; so too information about the urban