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Urban Studies Research Resources

A guide to the wide variety of research resources and services available through the UWM Libraries for Urban Studies research.

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

Useful Books on Milwaukee

Featured Books

The UWM Libraries offers an extensive collection of reference materials, housed throughout the Golda Meir Library building.  Be sure to note both the call number and location.  Here are a few examples - search for more!