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HIST 3710: Urban America: Home

Search Terms for Databases

Here are some subject terms to help start a search.  Combine these terms by using AND to help pinpoint articles about specific topics.  For example, entering fiction AND urban life into a database search box will limit the results to only articles that contain both terms.

NOTE: This list is not comprehensive--you may need to add additional terms to a search in order to locate articles pertaining to your specific research topic.

  • Urban Life
  • Cities and Towns
  • [city name]--History
  • [city name]--History--20th Century (or whichever century you choose)
  • Urbanization--United States--History
  • Fiction
  • Popular Literature
  • Literature
  • Popular Culture
  • Nonfiction

e Books

The library has a large collection of electronic books that can be accessed and read on a computer or mobile device.  E-books are available through the following sources:

Recommended Resources

These databases are a good place to start searching for articles and essays on the popular and scholarly treatments of city histories.

Books in the Library



The search terms on the left can also be used to search for books in the library.  Browse the library collection by using the search box above.

Useful Resources