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Urban Studies: Finding Books

Finding Books at Fordham University Libraries

The page contains information about how to search for books at Fordham University Libraries along with links to library services.

The Library Catalog & OneSearch Video Tutorials

► The Library Catalog search is the most efficiently way to find books (print & electronic) that Fordham definitively owns. 

 Looking for ebooks only? Select the "Online Resources" option under the library dropdown limiter before your press Search in the catalog:

Shows Online Resources Limiter from Catalog Search Page


► OneSearch aggregates books Fordham owns plus some articles from databases. It also includes bibliographic records for content that Fordham does not own.

Library of Congress Subject Headings for Urban Studies

Feel free to copy and paste these Library of Congress Subject Headings into the catalog to search for books.

subject search example

City planning--New York (State)--New York

City planning--Environmental aspects

City planning--Technological innovations

City and town life--Europe--History

Cities and towns

Cities and towns, Medieval--Europe

Cities and towns--Technological innovations

Community development, Urban

Discrimination in housing--United States


Gentrification--New York (State)--New York

Housing policy--New York (State)--New York

Housing policy--United States

Land use, Urban--United States

Low-income housing--United States

Real property

Recycling (Waste, etc.)

Sociology, urban

Sustainable urban development

Requesting Book Chapters & Print Journal Articles

Searching WorldCat / OCLC FirstSearch

Find items outside of Fordham with WorldCat / OCLC FirstSearch, a platform searching across the largest network of library collections around the world.

InterLibrary Loan

Borrowing books or accessing articles that are not available at any of the Fordham University Libraries requires assistance from Interlibrary Loan.

Resources at Other Libraries

Research Help

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