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HY200 Topics in History: Urban History: Find Books

Find Books: TIGER, Prospector, and WorldCat

You have access to books from three sources -- TIGER, Prospector, and WorldCat:

  • TIGER includes all of the books owned by Tutt Library 
  • Prospector gives you access to books in 44 regional libraries
  • WorldCat lists library holdings nationwide

Delivery Times

  • Prospector: 3-5 business days
  • WorldCat (Interlibrary Loan): 5-10 business days

Catalog Search Tips

When searching TIGER, Prospector, and WorldCat, try to

  • Use broad keywords from your class reading to begin your search.
  • Refine your searches by adding keywords.
  • Click on the subject headings of interesting books to find similar materials.
  • Try the Library of Congress Authorities and Vocabularies thesaurus to find variations of keywords and subject headings.

Keyword Searching

Use the Search Generator from Northwest Missouri State University to help you create a keyword search. 

                        Using AND/OR/NOT (Boolean Search Operators)

AND

Use AND to focus search and combine different aspects of your topic.

Example: vegetarianism and environment
OR

Use OR to expand your search and find synonyms/related terms.

Example: global warming or climate change

NOT

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

Urban History and Design Subject Headings

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.

  • Cities and towns
  • City and town life
  • City planners
  • City planning
  • City planning - Environmental aspects
  • City planning - United States - Case studies
  • City planning - United States - History
  • Gentrification - United States
  • Housing
  • Inner cities
  • Neighborhoods -- United States
  • Public housing
  • Regional planning
  • Residential mobility
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Suburbs
  • Sustainable development
  • Urban beautification
  • Urban communities
  • Urban policy
  • Urban renewal
  • Urbanization

Browse the Shelves

Books on the same topic are often shelved in the same areas. Urban design has the follow call numbers: 

GF1-900
Human Ecology
GF75 Human influences on the environment
GF125 Cities
GF127 Rural settlements
GF500-900 By region or country
HT51-65 Human settlements. Communities.
HT101-395
Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology.
HT161-165
Garden cities.
HT165.5-169.9 City planning
HT170-178 Urban renewal
HT330-334 Metropolitan areas
HT351-352 Surburban cities and towns
HT361-384 Urbanization
NA9000-9428 City planning

    For a complete list of call numbers for city planning, architecture, and design, check out the Library of Congress Classification Outline

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