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Urban Studies 921: Research Methods in Urban Affairs

Advanced library and research resources for urban studies topics.

Try It Yourself

Try using Search@UW to find a book on community organizing, and then limit the results to a topic of your interest, such as volunteers or housing. Compare the information for a couple of your results: are these books located in the same section of the library? are they available at UWM, or would you have to request them from a different library? can you read them online?
Next, find a book written by your professor, Joel Rast, through Search@UW. Looking at the record, can you identify one new subject heading relevant to researching community organizing?

Search@UW Search Bar

Use this Search@UW box to find BOOKS (Note: the "everything" default will also return articles, UW System books, digital collections & media).  

How do I find books?

How do I find a call number on the shelf?

Follow these steps when you're looking for a book on the shelf.

  1. Find the correct letter combination. L comes before LA on the shelves.
  2. Look for the number - be sure to look for the whole number. 19 comes before 23 and 23 comes before 2340 (two thousand three hundred forty).
  3. In the last line, first locate the letter and then the decimal. .M371 will come before .M38

This image shows the order in which some sample call numbers would appear: L 19. M322, LA 23. M38, LA 2340. M371, LA 2340. M38

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