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Urban and Inner City Studies


Welcome to the research guide for Urban and Inner City Studies. The study of cities, urban life and the social issues associated with them is highly interdisciplinary, so this particular Research Guide will not be able to address all of these possible topics and approaches. Please consider also consulting other guides, such as those for criminal justice, conflict resolution, disability studies, economics, environmental studies, Indigenous Studies, political science, psychology, sociology, and women's and gender studies

Use the tabs on the left of this guide to explore Library materials by format. This Library Research Guide recommends or provides access to;

  • Encyclopedias and other reference sources for brief, general information about your topic.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings for searching for terms in the UW Library Catalogue
  • Library of Congress Call Numbers for browsing books on the shelves
  • Electronic databases and scholarly journals for locating peer-reviewed articles
  • Primary documents [as defined in your field]
  • External organizations and websites

If you need extra research assistance, you may email the librarian for Urban and Inner City Studies Michael Dudley at


Urban and Inner-city Studies is an interdisciplianry Major concerned with the examination of the city as a dynamic environment. The program combines a traditional urban studies focus with courses that examine the various aspects of the inner city, such as the urban Aboriginal experience, the immigrant and refugee experience, and the role of women.

Quick Start Guide

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HT101-395 -- Urban groups.  The city.  Urban sociology

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