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History and Theory of Planning

Course guide for City Planning 1 (History and Theory of Planning)



This guide is intended to help students in Dr. Kevin Keenan's course "City Planning 1" (also called History and Theory of Planning) find resources for assignments and projects. 

Visit the sections of this guide on Articles, Books, and More Resources depending on your needs.

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Databases with articles on history and theory of planning

Subscription databases available through the Database Finder on the Campbell Library website have scholarly journal articles on city and regional planning. For even more options visit the A-Z Database List.


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.


Reference Book Showcase

More Resources

Additional Library Resources

Additional resources available in Campbell Library include e-books, physical books that can be checked out, reference books, atlases and maps, films, and archival materials.


Search or browse these databases for statistical data about cities and metropolitan areas.


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