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New Jersey Planning Resources

This guide is for Dr. Keenan's course on the history and theory of planning.

Planning Books

Many of our books are available in e-book format and can be read online on any device.  Planning books available for borrowing by students and faculty are shelved on the 3rd floor of Campbell Library in section HT, beginning at HT165.

Once you find the book you need (see box below for instructions), take it to the first floor service desk to check it out with your Rowan card.

Finding a Book by Topic

Use the search box labeled Library Search on the Campbell Library home page ( to search for books.

Enter topic keywords in the Library Search box, such as "electric vehicles."

When the results list is displayed, go to the left sidebar to refine your results.

Limit to books by checking Books under the Resource Type limiter, then selecting Apply Filter. (In some cases you may have to use the Show More button to see the Books resource type.)

Click on the availability link of the book you are interested in, which may be Available Online or Available in Campbell Library Stacks.

To limit further to e-books only, check the box for Available Online under the Limit To facet.

To limit further to print books only, check the box for Held in the Library under the Limit To facet.


Special Collections in Campbell Library

When you use Library Search to find materials on a planning project or topic, most of them will be available online through the library website or physically in the Campbell Library Stacks. Books listed as available in Campbell Library Stacks 3rd or 4th floor may be borrowed. 

You may also encounter items with other locations, such as Special Collections, Oversize, Reference, or Bound Theses and Dissertations. Items in these locations cannot leave the building. 

The University Archives and Special Collections Reading Room, located on the third floor, has an archival collection of New Jersey history. Visit the UASC website to learn more about using this collection.

Master's theses and doctoral dissertations produced by Rowan University students prior to 1996 are in the compact shelving collection on the first floor of Campbell Library. Some of these master's theses do have research related to New Jersey history and community development.  Theses produced after 1996 are available online in Rowan Digital Works.