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StarBest Bet Databases in Regional Planning & Urban Studies

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals Star
Articles on architecture, planning, landscape architecture, interior design, and historic preservation, from journals published worldwide. Date coverage varies by title; some 1912-present.
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Index to Current Urban Documents Star
Publications of municipalities and public or semi-public city agencies, 1995-present.
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CAB Abstracts Star
Source for journal articles and other material on land use: agriculture, forestry, biotechnology, agricultural economics, tourism, nutrition, etc., 1910-present.
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Agricola Star
Covers agriculture; plant and animal sciences; forestry; entomology; soil and water resources; agricultural economics and engineering; alternative farming; nutrition, 1970-present.
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Additional Databases in Regional Planning & Urban Studies

Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstract
Good indexing of articles in core journals of the social sciences in practice, 1987-present.
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Digital Sanborn Maps
Very detailed maps of New England towns and cities as they were in the 19th and early 20th centuries. There are several versions over time of most maps, 1867-1970.
Also known as: Sanborn Maps
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Environment Index
Citations to articles on the environment from scientific, legal, and popular journals, 1950ís- present.
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GovSearch
A directory of federal, state, municipal and county government personnel, officials, offices and programs.
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GreenFILE
Scholarly journal and magazine articles on the environment and sustainability in building, agriculture and energy, 1973-current.
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Monthly Catalogue of US Government Publication
Provides references for all US government publications from 1895-June 1976. Post-1976 publications indexed here.
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PolicyFile
Full text policy papers from think tanks, research institutes, and agencies.
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ProQuest Congressional
Hearings, bills, laws and legislative histories, committee prints, Congressional Research Service reports, Congressional Record and predecessors, and the Serial Set.
Also known as: LexisNexis Congressional
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Sage Journals
More than 645 journals in business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine, 1999-present.
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SimplyMap
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A tool for creating maps illustrating hundreds of social, economic and climatic variables.
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Social Explorer
Maps illustrating Census data from 1790 to 2010, with recent community,religion, and carbon emissions data.
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Statistical Abstract (ProQuest)
Statistics from U.S. agencies on population, society, trade, the government, and much more, 2013-present. This for-profit version continues Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1878-2012.
Also known as: ProQuest Statistical Abstract
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Statistical Abstract of the United States
Statistics from U.S. agencies on population, society, trade, the government, and much more. Compiled from 1878-2012, when it ceased. Older years at HA 202 S84. Privatized (current) version above.
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Statistics Sources
Lists citations for the sources of statistical information.
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Sustainable Energy & Development E-book Collection
Reference books on alternative & renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable development and water conservation.
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Web of Science
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Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language journals. Arts and Humanities covers 1975-present; Social Sciences 1956-present; and Science 1900-present.
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