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Urban Studies at LaGuardia Research Guide: Articles

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

A multidisciplinary database that covers variety of subjects including urban study. It contains encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, and reference books.


Provides information about New York City and New York State including population statistics, immigration trends, socio-economic indicators, birth and death data, hospitalizations, and local trade data.

Social Explore

The database containing demographic data from the U.S. Census 1940-2000. It provides the option to generate data sets for NYC neighorhoods.

SocINDEX with Full Text

This database contains "more than 1,986,000 records, and full text for 708 journals dating back to 1908." It is a useful resource for urban study users.

Social Sciences Full Text/Retrospective

This database "covers the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of social sciences." ( Full text-1994-present).









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