Selected Resources for: Urban Housing

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Subject Librarian:

Mary E. Schoenborn

This subject covers: housing programs, affordable housing, housing finance, and community development.

Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

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Find business articles from 2100 journals and magazines in marketing, management, information technology, operations, human resources, accounting, finance and economics dating back to 1965. Business Source Premier includes company and industry reports MarketLine and country analysis from the Economist Intelligence Unit, Business Monitor International, CountryWatch, Icon Group, and PRS.

Use this index for broad coverage of social science issues worldwide. Includes articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, and book chapters.

This core database for the field of sociology contains information on sociology and social policy worldwide. Sociological Abstracts includes citations from the 1952-present.

Catalogs & Indexes to Government Publications

Index to United Nations Documents and Publications

This index provides access to bibliographic citations of current and retrospective United Nations documents and publications. The index benefits researchers who need information on international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian nature. Peaceand security, world hunger, human rights, economic development, the environment, and atomic energy are among the issues addressed by the United Nations.

General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for thousands of scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications.

Indexes, Other

Index to statistical publications from US and state government agencies, international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, business organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, and universities.

Catalogs and Bibliographies


Housing and Urban Economic Development in Developing Countries: An Annotated Bibliography

General Reference Sources


Dictionary of Housing


Encyclopedia of American Public Policy

Encyclopedia of Housing

Encyclopedia of Urban America: The Cities and Suburbs

Useful headings: Rapid Transit, Transportation, Urbanization, Urban Technologies, and Railroads.

General Reference Works

Provides access to reports and articles from the CQ Weekly, CQ Researcher, CQ Public Affairs Collection and the CQ Voting and Elections Collection. The CQ Weekly provides nonpartisan information on Capitol Hill. The CQ Researcher and Public Affairs collections investigate a wide range of current topics, providing the pro's and con's of the issues.

Internet Resources

Gateways & Megasites

GPO Access is a service of the US Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government. The information provided on this site is the official, published version and the information retrieved from GPO Access can be used without restriction, unless specifically noted.

Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

Magazine Titles

Useful for tracking federal legislation. Also known as CQ Weekly Report. After 1998, this publication is known as CQ Weekly. The online version contains the full-text of articles since 1983.

Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Official Agency & Organization Websites

Information and research on housing in the United States. Analyzes the dynamic relationships between housing markets and economic, demographic, and social trends. Publishes the annual State of the Nation's Housing.

Contains links to Minnesota information including statistics and government reports.

Statistics and Data

Statistical Guides

Statistical Resources

Demographics of the U.S.: Trends and Projections

The volume is divided into 10 chapters and covers attitudes, behavior, education, health, housing, income, labor force, and more.

Housing Profile: Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN-WI

The statistical tables on this web site cover general population, youth and elderly populations, human settlements, water supply and sanitation, housing, health, child-bearing, education, literacy, income and economic activity, and unemployment for as many countries as possible in the most current year possible.

Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).

Library Information

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