Selected Resources for: Housing Studies


Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

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

This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
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.

Contains bibliographic citations and selected abstracts to the professional and scholarly literature in the field of economics and allied disciplines, including journals, books, chapters in books, conference proceedings and dissertations.


General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles


General Reference Sources

Dictionaries

Complete Real Estate Encyclopedia: from AAA Tenant to Zoning Variance and Everything in Between.

Dictionary of Housing


Encyclopedias

The first systematic effort to organize and summarize what we know about this complex topic which impacts not only the homeless but all of society. The Encyclopedia focuses on the current situation in the United States, with a comparative sampling of homelessness around the world. The Encyclopedia contains entries on Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, France, Guatemala, Japan, Nigeria, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, Tokyo, Calcutta, London and others from around the world. The Encyclopedia of Homelessness meets the needs of a broad audience, offering a rich history and the data, views, and perspectives of experts from different disciplines and perspectives. Also available in paper format at Wilson Reference. Quarto HV4493 .E53 2004

Encyclopedia of Housing, (2012, 2nd edition).


General Reference Works

A comprehensive collection of historical real estate data. Includes Winan’s Real Estate Index of housing prices back to 1830, regional real estate price indices, national and regional new home sales and listings, and more. Choose “Real Estate Market Data” under Data Series Type in the Filter Search.


Handbooks and Manuals

Professional Real Estate Development: the ULI Guide to the Business.

Rural Housing Question

The rural housing question is an analysis of the complexity of housing and development tensions in the rural areas of England, Wales, and Scotland. It analyses a range of topics: from attitudes to rural development, economic change, land use, planning and counter-urbanisation ; through retirement and aging, leisure consumption, lifestyle shifts and homelessness...


Textbooks

Housing Policy in the United States

The most widely used and most widely referenced "basic book" on Housing Policy in the United States has now been substantially revised to examine the turmoil resulting from the collapse of the housing market in 2007 and the related financial crisis. The text covers the impact of the crisis in depth, including policy changes put in place and proposed by the Obama administration. This new edition also includes the latest data on housing trends and program budgets, and an expanded discussion of homelessness of homelessness.


Internet Resources

Web Sites

HUD USER makes available printed and electronic copies of published HUD research. Primarily sponsored by HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research, these reports, executive summaries, case studies, and guidebooks span the fields of housing and urban development and are available as free downloads.

Urban Institute researchers monitor and assess housing market trends, affordable housing, homelessness, federal housing assistance, racial disparities and housing discrimination, and community revitalization. We recommended greater regulation and reforms for subprime mortgages before the housing market collapse and continue to follow its effects on families and neighborhoods. Our research informs decisionmakers with neighborhood-level data and evaluations of federal housing programs.


Statistics and Data

Statistical Resources

American FactFinder 2 is a search engine that provides access to the population, housing and economic data collected by the Census Bureau. American FactFinder 2 can be used to retrieve data from the 2000 and 2010 Census, American Community Surveys (ACS), Population Estimates and the Economic Census and Surveys.

The AHS provides current information on a wide range of housing subjects, including size and composition of the nation's housing inventory, vacancies, fuel usage, physical condition of housing units, characteristics of occupants, equipment breakdowns, home improvements, mortgages and other housing costs, persons eligible for and beneficiaries of assisted housing, home values, and characteristics of recent movers. In addition to these core indicators, the 2011 AHS includes topical supplements on potential health and safety hazards in the home and modifications made to assist occupants living with disabilities. In addition to these core indicators, the 2011 AHS includes topical supplements on potential health and safety hazards in the home and modifications made to assist occupants living with disabilities. Mortgage questions have been redesigned, while selected neighborhood and journey to work questions were dropped from the 2011 survey altogether. These topical supplements will likely rotate back into the questionnaire in subsequent surveys.


Library Information

Magrath Library

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Magrath Library

1984 Buford Avenue
St. Paul Campus
Circulation: (612) 624-2233; Reference: (612) 624-1212
Map