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A library guide to help students enrolled in the Urban & Regional Planning Department and/or Urban & Regional Planning classes.
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Welcome to FSU Libraries Research Guide for Urban & Regional Planning.  Use this guide to find articles, search the online catalog, and more.

Professional Organizations

  • American Planning Association (APA)
    Brings together thousands of people — practicing planners, citizens, elected officials — committed to making great communities happen.
  • APA Florida
    The Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Florida) is a non-profit organization of professionals, students, and allied professionals providing vision and leadership for the future development and redevelopment of Florida communities.
  • Planners Network
    "Planners Network is an association of progressive planning. Our members are professionals, activists, academics, and students involved in physical, social, economic, and environmental planning in urban and rural areas."

Key Library Databases

To find the full text of the article, click on a link to the full text or the   button in the database.  Many journals are available online, but some are in the Libraries' print collection.   Articles from journals not available at FSU may be requested through interlibrary loan.

  • Sage: Urban Studies and Planning Full-Text Collection  Icon
    Covers such subjects as Anthropology, Economic Development, Economics, Education, Environmental Science, Planning Pedagogy, Planning Practice, Planning Theory, Policy Analysis, Political Science, Public Administration, Regional Geography, Regional Science, Residential and Community Development, Social, Spatial, and Cultural Dynamics, Sociology, Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Culture, Urban Geography, Urban Policy, Urban Politics, and Welfare Economics.
  • Social Sciences Full Text  Icon
    General social sciences database that covers 350 core periodicals.
  • SAGE Research Methods Online  Icon
    SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SAGE Research Methods links over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)  Icon
    Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction.
  • EconLit  Icon
    Contains citations, with abstracts, to articles from more than 400 economics journals from 1969-
  • ISI Web of Science
    Includes Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Links to some full text. Formerly called Web of Science. Now part of the Web of Knowledge.



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FSU's Department of Urban and Regional Planning

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Renaine Julian
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Masters in Library Information Science FSU, Masters in Urban and Regional Planning FSU, Bachelors in Political Science FSU
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data management, data analysis, data visualization, emerging technologies, spatial data

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