Tutt Library Research Guides
You have access to books from three sources -- TIGER, Prospector, and WorldCat:
When searching TIGER, Prospector, and WorldCat, try to
Use the Search Generator from Northwest Missouri State University to help you create a keyword search.
Using AND/OR/NOT (Boolean Search Operators)
Use AND to focus search and combine different aspects of your topic.Example: vegetarianism and environment
Use OR to expand your search and find synonyms/related terms.
Example: global warming or climate change
Use NOT to exclude a word or phrase from your search
Example: emissions trading not United States
Additional Search Tips
"Phrase search" - Use quotation marks (" ") to search for a particular phrase.Example: "greenhouse gas emissions"
Truncation * - Use an asterisk to find variations of a word. Put an asterisk following the root of the word to find all variations of that word, including singular and plural.Example: environment* (finds environments, environmental, environmentalist, etc.)
(Grouping/Nesting Keywords) - Use parentheses ( ) as a way to group all your search terms together.Example: (climate change or global warming) and population growth
The Library of Congress uses the following subject headings for books about urban design and city planning. Your best bet is to do a subject search using these headings, but you may also want to do a keyword search too.
Books on the same topic are often shelved in the same areas. Urban design has the follow call numbers:
|GF75||Human influences on the environment|
|GF500-900||By region or country|
|HT51-65||Human settlements. Communities.|
||Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology.|
|HT351-352||Surburban cities and towns|
For a complete list of call numbers for city planning, architecture, and design, check out the Library of Congress Classification Outline.