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This guide was created to assist students in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Colorado Denver. Please visit the tabs to learn about a range of library resources. Remember that you can always contact your librarian for more help. Good luck!
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals Online This link opens in a new window
Index to top-tier scholarly and professional American and international journal articles on architecture and design. Covers subjects such as the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior design and decoration. Seventy-five percent of the journals indexed here are not indexed in any other source.
Engineering Village This link opens in a new window
Engineering Village offers resources in the applied science and engineering fields. It provides access to Compendex (ex-Engineering Index) and INSPEC. Note: Works with Chrome or Firefox.
Google Scholar This link opens in a new window
Full text and/or cited references to scholarly literature (articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions) from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites for virtually all subject areas. Resources available to Auraria Library users have a link labeled "Full-Text@Auraria Library".
GreenFile This link opens in a new window
Covers peer-reviewed and trade publications on all aspects of human impact on the environment. Topics covered include global warming, green architecture and construction, transportation, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
IEEE Xplore This link opens in a new window
Provides full-text access to IEEE transactions, journals, magazines and conference proceedings published since 1988 and all current IEEE Standards.
Social Explorer Professional This link opens in a new window
Create and save demographic maps and reports down to the U.S. neighborhood and street level using U.S. census data, the American Community Survey, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study. Visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout U.S. history. Also useful in developing an understanding of the census data is an e-book on the history of the census, Measuring America : the decennial censuses from 1790 to 2000.Tip: Start with the maps and tables.
Help with Your Research & Writing
When you're learning about the academic writing process, it's helpful to know that you have lots of support around you. Take advantage of the expertise that the library & the writing center can share with you. Every time you work with their experts on a project, you will build skills that you can use the next time around, too.
If you're writing a thesis or capstone project, make an appointment with your librarian. Do this even if you feel fairly comfortable with the library's resources. Your librarian will work with you to make sure that you're searching in the right places, using effective search strategies.
Do you have a question? Do you need help with your research? Auraria Library offers several ways for you to get in touch.
Make an appointment at the writing center, another resource that can help improve your papers.
University of Colorado Denver Writing Center
In the Writing Center, trained graduate & undergraduate consultants offer help with writing of all kinds, including essays, proposals, dissertations, resumes, and scholarship applications.