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Resources Guide for Urban Design

Multidisciplinary database covering social sciences, humanities, education, physical and life sciences, and ethnic studies.

Link to additional resources for Architecture students.

Covers the international scholarly and popular periodical literature in the architecture and design of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.

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Collection of digitized images of buildings and cities drawn from across time and throughout the world, available to students, researchers and educators on the web. Now contains nearly 10,000 images ranging from New York to Central Asia, from African villages, to the Parc de la Villette, and conceptual sketches and models of Frank Gehry's Experience Music Project. May be used in the classroom, for student study, or for individual research purposes.

Need something special? One of the electronic resources available through the University of Oklahoma Libraries may help. A list of full-text journal titles included in each one is also provided. You may need to log in to access the list.

Newspapers, magazines, and periodicals of the ethnic, minority, and native press. Some full text available.

Evaluates journals using citation data from science and social science journals included in Web of Science.

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Full-text online access to back issues (no content newer than 3-5 years old) of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields of the humanities and social sciences. Consult the online tables of contents for holdings, as coverage varies for each title.

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Link to OU-Tulsa's online catalog of locally-held books, journals, maps, and visual materials. Links to electronic materials available through the University Libraries in Norman.


Provides access to detailed maps of Oklahoma cities from late 1800s to the mid 1900s. View street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use and physical features, house and block numbers, pipelines, railroads, wells and dumps. Special features include the ability to manipulate the maps, magnify and zoom in on specific sections, and layer maps from different years. Dates vary by city.

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Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions. No full text, but comprehensive coverage.

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 Health Impact Assessment in the United States (Ross), 2014, analyzes the goals, tools, and methods of HIA, and the competencies that are central to establishing best practices. It sets out the core principles that differentiate HIA from environmental and similar assessments, fleshing them out with case examples from the U.S. and abroad.

This document presents the long-term aspirations for how Tulsa will look, feel, and function. Our Vision for Tulsa serves as a guide to set planning goals and policies, and to measure their outcomes.

Schill & Nathan (1983) This book describes a study on a subject of increasing importance to persons interested in cities and urban policy—the causes and consequences of neighborhood reinvestment.

Sanders (2006) Essays previously published in Harvard Design Magazine.

Brings high-quality original research on housing and community development issues to scholars, government officials, and practitioners. Cityscape is open to all relevant disciplines, including architecture, economics, engineering, planning, and urban studies.

Publishes research, commentaries, and book reviews useful to practicing planners, policymakers, scholars, students, and citizens of urban, suburban, and rural areas.

Covers the application of civil engineering to aspects of urban planning. Subjects include environmental assessment, esthetic considerations, land use planning, underground utilities, infrastructure management, renewal legislation, transportation planning, and evaluation of the economic value of state parks. (For full-text, click on the 'HTML TOC' button, then on the PDF link to a specific article.)

Urban Studies deals with every kind of urban and regional problem that is susceptible to social science or other relevant analysis. These range from such problems as urban housing, employment, race, politics and crime, to problems of regional investment and transport.

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