This research guide is intended to give you a first overview of Harvard's library resources relevant to the interdisciplinary field of urban studies and urban policy.
For a first orientation in the field, try some of the encyclopedias, handbooks, and bibliographies listed below. Then check out recommended databases and journals for more in-depth research as well as data resources and tools.
In addition to the handbooks, encyclopedias, and introductory/overview texts above, try exploring literature reviews on more specific urban studies topics in these collections:
- Annual Reviews (Harvard Login)State-of-the-art overviews written by experts in the field, offering context, background, and references to seminal texts in one convenient location.
- Oxford Bibliographies (Harvard Login)Concise, continuously updated bibliographies on a wide range of topics covering a broad range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, including political science, psychology, and sociology.