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Urban Planning Resources

Key Resources to support Urban Planning research at Arizona State University

Alphabetical List of Selected Databases

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
The Avery Index constitutes the preeminent architecture index covering a broad and international array of architectural and planning publications, including: journals, popular periodicals, professional association publications, and major serials on architecture and design.
Other areas of coverage include: Urban and City Planning, Landcape Architecture, Historic Preservation, Interior Design, Interior Decoration, and Archeology.

The Avery Index includes indexing coverage of journals such as

  • Journal of the American Planning Association
  • Planning
  • Urban Land
  • Journal of Planning Education and Research
  • Journal of Architectural and Planning Research
  • Environment and Planning B, Planning & Design
  • Environment and Planning D, Society & Space
  • Town & Country Planning 

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online
Comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. Includes working papers, a schedule of events; policy briefs and economic indicators; links and resources; maps and country data from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences. 



PAIS International
Index to political, economic, & social issues in current debate. Covers public & social policy literature of public administration, government, political science, business, economics, finance, law, international relations, and other social sciences. Includes some full-text access to articles.

Provides some coverage to such planning-related journals as:

  • Journal of Planning History
  • European Planning Studies
  • Review of Policy Research

Science Direct
ScienceDirect offers the world's scientific, medical and technical information online. It includes over 2,000 peer-reviewed journals.
Includes indexing and (largely) full-text access to such relevant journal publications as:




TRIDTRID is a newly integrated database that combines the records from TRB's Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD's Joint Transportation Research Centre's International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. TRID provides access to over 900,000 records of transportation research worldwide.



Includes some full-text access. 

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