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About This Guide

This Research Guide focuses on the problems cities face. Some of the basic concerns are: economic decline, urban sprawl, housing, poverty, transportation, crime, race relations and environmental quality.

Overview Resources

Find background information on your research topic.

  • City Journal
    City Journal is an urban policy magazine published by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. The magazine focuses on a wide variety of urban policy issues such as: school financing, policing strategy, welfare policy, urban architecture, and family policy.
  • Credo Reference
    A collection of 100 reference tools that may be searched collectively or individually. It includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, statistical sources, biographical tools, thesauri, books of quotations, image collections, and more.
  • Housing and Urban Development - Homelessness
    Resources and facts on homelessness provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • Joint Center for Housing Studies
    The Joint Center for Housing Studies is Harvard University's center for information and research on housing in the United States. The Joint Center analyzes the dynamic relationships between housing markets and economic, demographic, and social trends, providing leaders in government, business, and the non-profit sector with the knowledge needed to develop effective policies and strategies.
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
    Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC) provides viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles related to controversial social issues.
  • U.S. Census Bureau - Poverty Topics
    Provides an overview and definitions related to poverty, as well as detailed data from the 2000 Census report and links to other resources.

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