Urban Studies and Planning

Article Databases

Alternative Press Index Key site [UCSD Only]
1991-present. Citations to articles in roughly 381 alternative, radical, and left publications in North America. which report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change.

Alternative Press Index Archive Key site [UCSD Only]
1969-1990. Citations to articles alternative, radical, and left publications in North America which report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change.

EconLit Key site [UCSD Only]
1969-present. Abstracts journal articles, books, dissertations, and working papers in economics. New records added monthly. Produced by American Economic Association.

Environment Index Key site [UCSD Only]
Formerly Environmental Issues & Policy Index. Contains citations for scientific/popular literature on energy, waste, recycling; pollution; environmental health, law, conservation, wildlife management; and social, economic, political, ethical issues.

Ethnic NewsWatch Key site [UCSD Only]
1960-present. Full text U.S. ethnic community newspapers, newsletters, magazines. Includes African-American, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian-Pacific, European-American, Hispanic, Jewish, Native-American. Searchable in English and Spanish.

Index to Current Urban Documents Online (1995)- Key site [UCSD Only]
Index and search engine providing full-text access to documents from local governments, civic organizations, and planning agencies from 500 cities in the United States and Canada.

PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service) Key site [UCSD Only]
1972-present. Lists print and electronic articles, books, and government publications on issues of public policy, including politics, government, economy, marine policy, law.

Social Services Abstracts Key site [UCSD Only]
Identifies articles about community development, family and social welfare, social work, gerontology, poverty and homelessness, etc. Includes web resources, too.

Sociological Abstracts Key site [UCSD Only]
1963-present. Abstracts journal articles, monographs, dissertations, conference proceedings, other research covering sociology, social work, and related social sciences. Also includes selected web resources.

Urban Studies Abstracts Key site [UCSD Only]
1992-present. Index for all aspects of Urban Studies from 1992 to the present. Includes abstracts and many full-text links.

America: History and Life [UCSD Only]
1964-present. International database for research on all periods of U.S. and Canadian history, including very recent years. Includes abstracts of journal articles and listings of books and dissertations. For rest of world use Historical Abstracts.

Art Full Text [UCSD Only]
1984-present. Citations to journal articles on art, architecture, photography, and related disciplines.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals [UCSD Only]
1934-present, with selective coverage back to 1741. Lists journal articles in architecture, and related fields such as archaeology, urban planning, historic preservation, interior design.

Collection on Critical Global Issues (New Zealand Digital Library)
Extensive digital library containing selected United Nations University publications on land management, development, sustainability, food and nutrition, natural resource development, and more.

Humanity Development Library (New Zealand Digital Library)
Expansive digital library containing books, reports, and journals in various areas of human development, including economic policy, education, agriculture, sanitation, disaster mitigation, and many other topics.

Journal of San Diego history v.12(1966)- Publisher's web site
1955-present. Official journal of the San Diego Historical Society. Browse individual issues or search all 50 years by keyword.

PAIS Archive [UCSD Only]
1915-1976. Lists articles, books, and government publications on issues of public policy, including politics, government, economy, marine policy, law.

PubMED (MEDLINE)
1953-present. MEDLINE and genetics databases from the National Library of Medicine. Now offers e-mail alerting and RSS feeds! Choose Abstract display to see UC E-Links icons for linking to full text and ordering interlibrary loans.

Sage urban studies abstracts v.26(1998)-v.30(2002). OCLC FirstSearch Eco [UCSD Only]
Index for all aspects of Urban Studies from 1998 to 2002. Includes abstracts and many full-text links.

TRIS Online (US Govt)
1960s-present. The Transportation Research Information Services database has over 500,000 records of books, journal articles, technical reports, conference proceedings, state & federal documents. Highway Research Board publications covered back to 1923.

Urban Studies & Planning: A SAGE Full-Text Collection [UCSD Only]
1968-present. Includes the full text of 12 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, and encompasses over 2,500 articles.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts [UCSD Only]
1975-present. Research within the political science discipline and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy.