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Urban Studies & Planning

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Before you begin your search, compile a list of potential keywords related to your topic. For example:

  • Subject matter such as green gentrification or sustainable public transportation
  • Type of resource or publication format such as report, case study or manual
  • Specific city or region such as Copenhagen, San Fernando Valley or North America

Combine keywords using the AND operator to narrow your topic. For example:

  • San Fernando Valley AND sustainable public transportation

Combine keywords with synonyms using OR to broaden your search. For example:

  • Public transportation OR Mass transit

To search phrases or titles with multiple words, use quotation marks. Putting these terms in quotes means that the words will be searched as a phrase rather than each word separately. For example:

  • "Eco gentrification"
  • "Urban beautification"

How Do I Search for Books?

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Finding Books Using OneSearch

You can search for books using OneSearch by typing in the title, author or keywords in the homepage OneSearch form.  Once the results page loads, you can use the limiters in the menus under "Refine My Results" to narrow your results. Selecting "books" under "Resource Type" will limit the results to eBooks and print books.  For eBooks only, select "Available Online at CSUN" under "Show Only"; for print books only, select "Available at CSUN" under "Show Only."  

Click the title heading of any given result item to view the full record.  In the full record, under "Online Access" you'll find the direct link to electronic text, if available. Ebooks can have different number of user access. Check in the notes section to see how many users can read the book at any given time.  The "Send To" menu offers tools for citing, emailing, or saving a record as a favorite.

Call Numbers for Urban Studies and Planning and related subjects

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Urban studies and planning

3rd floor



4th floor



3rd floor



3rd floor


Landscape design, gardens and parks

4th floor


Civil engineering

4th floor

Interlibrary Loan

 Interlibrary Loan is a FREE service that allows you to request physical and electronic items (books, articles, etc.) that are not owned by the CSUN Library. 

Submit a request online: Interlibrary Loan Service

For questions: or call (818) 677-2294.

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