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Urban Studies at LaGuardia

When LaGuardia was first founded, its curriculum contained a college-wide, interdisciplinary requirement unlike any in the United States. From then until today, each of our students is required to take an Urban Studies course in order to graduate.

Urban Studies courses offer students a range of methods to learn. This Guide will you to find different types of resources for writing and oral assessments. 

Reference Books

New Books

Library Databases

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 Explorer

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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