Urban Planning Resources: Getting started

Guide to the books, journals, encyclopedias, professional organizations, site planning, standards, and images related to urban planning.

KU Library Catalog

KU Catalog Search collections available in all library locations at the Univ. of Kansas.

Other Library Catalogs

WorldCat, Includes millions of records describing items owned by OCLC member libraries, including the KU Libraries. 

Catalog for the Hatch Reading Room, Located on the top floor of Marvin Hall, this is a non-circulating collection of over 4,000 books, 30 ongoing magazine subscriptions, and a small collection of maps.

Catalog for the Kansas State University Library, KSU's Paul Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning & Design, located in Manhattan, is a nearby architectural library. 

Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, KS Located at 7th & Vermont, this public library has a good art collection.

Starting Points

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, The most comprehensive index to journal literature in architecture, urban design, historic preservation, and urban planning history covering more than 700 U.S. and foreign journals. Updated weekly

HUD USER Bibliographic Database, Dedicated to housing and community issues. It contains full-abstract citations to research reports, journal articles, books and data sources in housing policy, economic development, urban planning and other relevant fields.

Journal of Planning Literature. Includes review articles, annotated bibliographies, listings and abstracts of recent literature in city and regional planning design. Each issue contains one to three refereed literature reviews and Council of Planning Librarians Bibliographies; book reviews; several hundred abstracts of books, journal articles, dissertations, and several hundred bibliographic listings.

RIBA British Architectural Library. Catalogue. Includes an index to over 300 architectural periodicals held in the Royal Institute of British Architects as well as the catalog to the library's collection, the photograph collection, the drawing collection, the manuscript collection, and a biographical database of architects.

Urban Studies Abstracts. See Academic Search Premier which provides full text access to the journals indexed in this database. 

Fine Arts & Humanities Librarian

Andi Back
Art & Architecture Library

(785) 864-3020


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