Urban Studies information resources: Books & articles

Use books to develop a solid understanding of your topic, and journal articles to support your thesis, and to survey the latest research in your area. Get started on your research with this quick step-by-step guide


Use the SFU Library Catalogue to find books. Search by title or author, or search by keyword for books on a topic. For tips on effective searching, use the SFU Library Catalogue Search Guide

Sample Subject headings:

Cities and Towns - British Columbia
Vancouver (B.C.) -- History

See also: New books in Urban Studies

Journal Articles

Search Databases to find articles on your topic. Selected important databases for Urban Studies are listed below. For additional databases that may be relevant to research in this area, please see this list of databases for Urban Studies

Canada Commons.
Canadian public policy documents from government and nonprofit organizations as well as think tanks

CBCA Complete
News, current events business and academic research produced in Canada

Canadian Newsstream
including local Canadian newspapers

Economics journal articles and working papers

Environment Complete
Topics in sustainability

Human and physical geography

Sociological Abstracts 
Sociology research

TRID Online 
Transportation research

Web of Science
Indexes major urban studies journals

Key journals for Urban Studies

(peer-reviewed unless otherwise indicated)

See also Online journals for Urban Studies